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Author Topic: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.  (Read 5673 times)

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Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« on: August 19, 2015, 01:44:40 am »
Hello. I am so devastated at worrying over possible infection.
It takes alot of energy to even type.

A week after inccident i suddeny experience low grade fever of about 37.7 F, sore throat, and fatigue, bit of muscle pain on the leg, bit of headache, bit of chill. But all went away except for the sore throat after i took meds and it never came back. (Lasted 1 day.) sore throat was gone after 1.5 days and lasted a total of 3-4 days.

No night sweat, good appetite, no swollen glands.

Risk: bareback bottom for 3 seconds mid-way (possible exposure to precum) and i stopped the person. Prior to that my rectum had tears cus it was handled a bit rough. There was blood present after actions.

My question is.. Can Ars symptoms happen so soon exactly 1 week from exposure? I heard hiv related fevers lasts 1-2 weeks and do no react to medications.

Please helpe me... I am completely drained...
I feel an extreme guilt and unbearable shame when I think of my family..

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2015, 02:03:20 am »
Unprotected intercourse is a risk for infection, however the duration of your exposure would make it a lower risk.  This would be considered a "dipping" risk and PEP is not indicated.  You still had a risk and you will need to test 6 weeks past this incident and then at 13 weeks to confirm the result.  There are some tests that can give you results in shorter time frames and you can read about testing here: Testing Information.

I fully expect you to test negative when you test at the appropriate time.

Joe

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2015, 08:33:57 pm »
ThanksJoe

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2015, 08:46:36 pm »
Unprotected intercourse is a risk for infection, however the duration of your exposure would make it a lower risk.  This would be considered a "dipping" risk and PEP is not indicated.  You still had a risk and you will need to test 6 weeks past this incident and then at 13 weeks to confirm the result.  There are some tests that can give you results in shorter time frames and you can read about testing here: Testing Information.

I fully expect you to test negative when you test at the appropriate time.

Joe

Dear Joe,

Thank you so much for your response.
It has loosen up my mind a bit.
I did not take PEP and regret not doing that..

You have not commented on the symptoms and i understand it is hard to do so because
Its different for each person and best not to pass judgements base on symptoms to remain
Professional. However i wonder what the likelihood is.

I read here that ONE person wrote he/she showed a terrible fever after a week from infection.
Another person said his/her seroconversion was of 2 days low grade fever..

These got me really worried because it sounds somewhat consistent to
What i had.. Certainly there are, but what are the statistics of symptoms 1 week away from exposure?

I am so terrified now its hard to bare.

Thanks again Joe.

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2015, 08:56:19 pm »
Fortunately fears are not facts.  You had a low risk exposure and I fully expect you to get a negative result, when you test.  Symptoms can be caused by many things, including stress and anxiety, so the only way to know your status is to test.

Joe

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #5 on: August 20, 2015, 09:19:40 pm »
I removed your post from the I Just Tested Positive forum, where you are not allowed to post.  You may not post outside of this forum.  Do it again and you will be banned.

Joe

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Re: Devastated. Ars symptoms after 1 week from exposure.
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2020, 05:25:11 am »
Hiya,

The reason you can't post is simple

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45006.0
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Ongoing participation in the "Do I Have HIV?" forum (posting more than three questions or responses) requires a paid subscription, with secure payments made via PayPal.

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If you had a possible exposure and wish to know your HIV status then test. It's that simple.

Test at 6 weeks post-exposure with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test, a negative result at that time will rarely ever change. Retesting beyond when it's a blood-drawn lab antibodies test is generally not needed, but, if you wish you can retest for a definite result at 3 months post-exposure.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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