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Offline BarleyRarley

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High risk having symptoms.
« on: September 09, 2020, 09:06:18 am »
I donít even think i have to ask iím almost 100% sure i have HIV i guess iíll be getting tested this week then again in 3 months .

But hereís my story Two weeks i hooked up with this guy who i barley knew really unprotected iím a male and was on top.  Exactly two weeks after it happened iím getting this very mild headache that iíve had for a couple of days and this upset stomach .  I donít really feel bad so i thought it could be anything but then i realized i lost my appetite a bit at least in the mornings and last night i noticed a small red bump on the back of my leg right under my knee .  Iím really scared and sad that i ruined my life for 4 mins of sex and iím trying to come to grips with it .

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Re: High risk having symptoms.
« Reply #1 on: September 09, 2020, 09:14:34 am »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear you are feeling unwell and I hope you feel better soon. Nothing you mentioned would be HIV specific so, if you contuine to feel unwell contact your healthcare provider. 

Regarding the condomless intercourse the only way to know your HIV status is by testing. 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 that 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.

As for knowing 100%, everyone seems to think that, just test and in the meantime live your life as normal.

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 Ďsafeí 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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Re: High risk having symptoms.
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2020, 09:35:09 am »
Hey there I appreciate this post a lot but now as a wake up iím not noticing more bumps on my legs one small bump with a white dot inside i really want to feel iím worrying for nothing but the timing is too perfect and i donít know of any other disease that would produce these symptoms.  I guess the only good thing i can say is i donít feel flu like or anything just gassy and a headche that doesnít hurt that bad.

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Re: High risk having symptoms.
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2020, 09:42:31 am »
Hiya,

I had a pee this morning
It started raining outside
Conclusions, taking a piss caused it to rain  ;)

Timing is far from perfect, the most common initial symptom is none whatsoever or none noticeable.

What you mentioned is certainly not specific to HIV and can have plenty of causes, recommend you contact your healthcare provider so they can treat it instead of stressing about it.

I understand that you are stressing and like 10.000's of posters before it feels the timing is perfect etc, however, the vast majority don't have HIV and coinsidence happens. Stop focusing on HIV and test when due.

« Last Edit: September 09, 2020, 09:51:17 am by Jim Allen »
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