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Author Topic: Possible exposure VS onset of fever  (Read 440 times)

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Offline suziq

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Possible exposure VS onset of fever
« on: August 23, 2020, 04:51:53 pm »
This will sound crazy but I know that you have probably heard some crazy stories by this time. I went to my Dentist for a simple tooth extraction. I know that my Dentist was angry at me due to an incident a few weeks prior because I took my Daughter to her and my Daughter was not at all happy with the care she received so she left a bad google review. The dentist office called me about it and asked that I have her take the review down. She did but then posted another bad one. So after this bad review mess it was the day of my appointment. I went in, nothing was mentioned about my Daughter and the Dentist extracted my tooth. It took like 2 minutes. I was not told of any infection or complications. I get home and about 5 hours later I develop a fever of 102.4 which lasts about 12 hours. acetaminophen knocked the fever down and I have been fine since. I live in Florida and some years back we had a case of a Dentist who purposely infected several of his patients with the HIV virus by mixing some of his own HIV+ blood in with the medicine used during extractions. I realize that it sounds way out there but if my Dentist happens to be HIV+ and injected me with her blood would 5 hours after the incident be too soon to say that the fever could be my bodies response to coming in contact with HIV?   Thank you for any responses.

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Re: Possible exposure VS onset of fever
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2020, 05:14:54 pm »

It takes the better part of a week for HIV infection to take hold let alone for the immune system to produce symptoms if any.

Crazy no, slightly paranoid and twisted, sure. Look move on with your life, put ths behind you and the next time someone has an issue with your daughter tell them to take it up with her as it's nothing to do you.

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.

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