... Hi Chris. Im sure you had read many posts in this forum and most will all have symptoms, risk or not, that most disappear when they understand they don't have HIV, either from testing or accepting the facts they may have not been a risk. Of course you say this is a miracle but the reality is our minds can and do play tricks on our body.
Stress can certainly create most of... (7 replies)
Thanks Apollo, that's pretty much the reply I was expecting to be honest. I know I may be overreacting about my exposure but, I honestly feel terrible. huge breakouts of spots, glands up and down, weird ulcers, mild sore throat etc which is why I'm so concerned.
Do you think its possible my fears are getting the worst of me and all of these physical ailments can be... (7 replies)
... mptom after symptom but the biggest is the lymph node under my arm pit it feels swollen when my arm is down to my side and feels uncomfortable. Should I still be concerned of hiv? ... (3 replies)
... For MSM activities, you only need to be concerned about insertion of a bare penis into a rectum. Those are the only conditions in which HIV can be transmitted sexually between men. ... (6 replies)
... I'm sure it will concern you but I think you met an idiot so try not let you concern you. I think he maybe more concerned about being a father. ... (3 replies)
... Relations with HIV... shall I be concerned again!? ... (29 replies)
... It seems your are concerned about these events and I suspect that anything I say will not prevent you from worrying, so why not take a test 4 weeks from your anus incident. ... (2 replies)
... you had a risk but most likely you are ok.
first off, it is unlikely your partner even has HIV in the first place.
the fact she pratices safe sex and has a fear of stds
plays in your favor.
add in that the amount of time you were unprotected was small
you shoud expect negative results from a test.
i would tell you get tested but don't be overly concerned
about bad... (6 replies)
... Hi guys,
I burnt the tip of my finger on an oven. It was fairly bad at the time, but became relatively painless over the next few days. There was a blister however, as I believe it would be classified as a 2nd degree burn.
This blister did burst during gym activities on a couple of occasions throughout the week. The skin did seem to be hardening/healing however and it... (1 replies)
... So as for your tests, they are conclusive in reality but 12 weeks is still the CDC guidelines which is over conservative but as far as im concerned you don't have HIV and if you test at 12 weeks, it will be negative. ... (8 replies)
... I agree completely with Apollo. The chance of her having HIV, and that you would have caught it from a one time exposure.....which was a condom break of seconds to minutes...is extremely low.
I don't want to encourage or validate you questioning symptoms....but what you do describe is far too early for HIV symptoms. HIV "symptoms" are far too non specific, meaning that it... (6 replies)
... I am really concerned that like most I am not certain I can trust the home test after reading the responses. What concerns me most is nobody ever gives a specific answer. ... (12 replies)
... Ok well, your 12 week test is conclusive and final, you do not need to test further.
As for the tests, if they don't work you don't get a reading, either positive or negative, so any reading indicates the test has worked.
As for when someone has tested positive with this test, no idea. In all this time here I have see only one person test positive and she had a semi long... (6 replies)
... If you don't trust 4 FDA home kits then just go to a clinic for peace of mind and be done with it. The rest of your questions are pointless, if your really that concerned ask the manufacture. ... (6 replies)
... I just feel like that everything I have read has discredited the oral home test which has me concerned. I took 4 test but after reading only one of them which was the last even mattered. Why would the line be so faint? I mean it was really hard to see and that makes me question the validity of the test but the mfg stated that it was indeed effective and stated I was 99%... (6 replies)
... he person on the other end didn't seem quite up to date with everything and got me even more worked up. I just cant shake this feeling I got HIV.....should I be concerned with the false negatives from the home test not sure what to believe or do anymore. ... (6 replies)
... Recently turned 35 and had my annual physical. Clean bill of health across the board. Avid runner and overall healthy diet. I was asked about sexual activity. I use protection any time that I am sexually active. However, 10.5 years ago, I did have a random unprotected encounter with a girl that I met at the bar while on vacation. I was very paranoid about STD's and HIV. ... (2 replies)
... I have been fighting the the though most of the summer that I have been infected with HIV. My risk was I met this lady and we have sex which was very brief as vaginal penetration of less that 15 seconds due to the sensation that my condom had broke as it felt like nothing was on the bottom side when actually having sex but I didnt really look at when I took it off stupid me.... (12 replies)
... I am only a bit concerned still about Syphillis, which I tested yesterday and getting the results by the end of the week. ... (29 replies)
... I've read some reports that the insertive partner is of a less risk then the receptive partner so although I have the right to be concerned this has settled me somewhat! ... (8 replies)