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Offline very worried!

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Still very anxious!
« on: January 23, 2007, 07:11:29 PM »
Hi, i hope you remember me, you gave me a timeout for a while and here i am again still worrying!
I feel like nobody actually understands me and i also feel like a am worrying for a reason. I have never felt like this ever and it is really getting to me. Im not gonna go into the symptoms that i have expericenced (although i do have to ask if a dotted rash on the back of the hands could be a symptom?) Anyway, i forgot to mention to you that as well as the ELISA and p24 test that i did at 13 weeks i also had a white blood cell count. The doctor said that my wbc in his words was (boringly normal). He said that if that was acute hiv i was experiencing it would be different. The thing that shocked me was when he said that people who have high risk exposures such as un-protected anal with someone known to be hiv+ and people who prick themelves with needles test out to 6 months. I no that my exposure (receiving oral and fingering whilst girl was on her period) in your view is no risk, but i went to see a different doctor and he told me it was an extremely low risk which confuses me. The first doctor that i went to which is my usual doctor told me that actual sex is required and receiving oral is purely a theoretical risk. I feel like everytime i think i am getting somewhere with this there is always something pulling me back. I have also red in your poz forums of 1 person taking longer than 3 months to produce antibodies and another person on there that expericned acute hiv for 10 months! Is this possible? I am sorry for the long message, the bottom line is my doctor said i should go and get another test at the 6 months mark just to put my mind at rest but he did say he defiantly does not reccomend it..im just so confused. Luckily, he is a very good doctor and he himself does hiv testing. So why do they test people at 6 months. He told me 3 months is 99.999% sure at 6 months is 110% sure. The fact is i no realisticly any sexual activity cannot be 100% safe and the fact that i had an abrasion on my penis at the time kind of makes me put 2 and 2 together. One more thing..im very sory about this, i dont want to keep waisting your time so i thought i would put it in one message and leave you alone because im sure you are sick of people like me. Anyway i had a throat infection one month after but it was a different kind. There was NO pain when swollowng and it just felt like an irritaiton in my throat. A few weeks before that however i had a chest infection. Do you think it is likely that it could be connected in some way? I no hiv has no specific symptoms but generally what kind of a sore throat do people tend to expericene with acute hiv..i heard it was pain when swollowing is this true? I have had all my symptoms answered for apart from this one so it would really help if you could give me some info. Many thanks for reading, this site gave me confidence to get tested in the first place and i am just looking for a bit more. Many thanks.

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Re: Still very anxious!
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2007, 07:17:05 PM »
very worried!, you been here long enough to know the posting guidelines. Keep all your questions and thoughts in your orginal thread. 


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