... apart from elevated ESR level. Which was a sed rate of 17. Doc was not concerned as marginally high. ... (18 replies)
... Rapid tests are even more sensitive than "typical" tests.
Oral sex is not a risk for HIV. Consider how common that oral sex is amongst everyone, HIV would be a plague beyond all imagination.
You do not have HIV from this. You can either believe all that everyone is said here, or continue to panic yourself over nothing. (12 replies)
... I do have gum disease and a couple of teeth that a cracked badly. So I'm really concerned about HIV because I was told if you kiss and have gum disease or cracking you can get it. ... (1 replies)
... by the sounds of it... Thanks for your help anyway but still really concerned over this bad situation I got myself into. ... (12 replies)
... Thank you for the reply. I really want to believe that but find it very hard. Seeing these symptoms show up only 2 weeks after my last potential exposure and disappearing 2 to 3 weeks later is very concerning.
I had no nasal congestion or cold just all the other symptoms of severe fatigue, fever, muscle aches and diarrhea. I also neglected to mention very red eyes and a... (10 replies)
... times that night. I had used condom every time.The first two times when i pulled out after ejaculation, the condom was completely covering my penis. I am a bit concerned about the third time because when i pulled out of her vagina, the condom was half way down, the condom had slipped some distance. ... (4 replies)
... So, you've tested beyond three months, you're negative, and your partner is negative as well? Indeed, you're worrying over ABSOLUTELY nothing ... as if somehow you deserve HIV because of this encounter. You're dealing with guilt, anxiety, and worry ... but as far as HIV is concerned, it's a NON issue. You're negative and so is your partner - any further worry regarding HIV... (4 replies)
... you are also trying to connect blood test results to HIV
it can't be done.
the only way to detect HIV is by a specfic test for it.
your blood test results will be different everytime
you get your blood drawn
so you cannot really draw any real solid conclusions
from your results unless they are being done
many times over a good amount of time.
too many variables... (10 replies)
... Symptoms mean absolutely NOTHING at all as far as diagnosing HIV. You had protected sex, so you had ZERO risk...that is all that matters. Whatever you are experiencing now has nothing at all to do with HIV, it is impossible. But your anxiety has obviously taken a hold of you.
Do you have any idea how many people have come here just "knowing" that what symptoms they are... (10 replies)
... Sorry for posting again.
All I can think about now is that what I went through was seroconversion. I wasn't even questioning the events till symptoms started showing up. Why only 2 weeks after sex and why last 2 - 3 weeks then suddenly stopping?
If this was anxiety driven I would still be having the symptoms but they stopped suddenly. I'm not trying to play the symptom... (10 replies)
... Thank you for the feedback guys, I will take your advice. I still intend to send the last girl I had sex with for an STD / HIV test as well as take one myself very soon.
I feel 100% better now, it's as if the sudden onset for 2 weeks drained me and just as it came on me suddenly it disappeared suddenly. That's the scary part. But again you guys are great and I thank you for... (10 replies)
... I truly understand what you're going through - and it's easy for me to sound extra confident now that I have my negative result. It's easy to call the shots from the other side of the fence; however, I can also see MUCH more clearly now. The fear of HIV is amazingly powerful - there is so much shame and guilt involved. And what's more, it seems like a punishment for our... (10 replies)
... As you had protected sex its not from HIV, 100%. Condoms are proven as an effective way of preventing HIV transmission.
Nothing you can add or say will change the simple fact you did not have ANY risk from HIV at all. (10 replies)
... Hey again,
I read your long post you made about your past and your near scares. It's quite comforting reading that to be honest but I guess there's always something in my mind going haywire about my experience and what I have been going through.
My doctor isn't sure what I have either. My research online about low lyphocytes being related to new HIV infection coupled... (10 replies)
... You didn't have a low-risk exposure ... you had NO risk. (10 replies)
... Sounds like something is definitely going on - most likely some flu-like virus. As for HIV, you had ABSOLUTELY no risk whatsoever. No need for testing at all. (10 replies)
... Hello lovely people I need some advice and information as well as to know if anyone has experienced similar events as myself.
I had what I thought to be protected vaginal sex on October 15th with a woman of unknown status. A few days afterward I developed intense scratching of my genitals to which the doctor prescribed fungal medication.
About 2 weeks afterwards I had... (10 replies)
... Solid feedback from Apollo ... do you really want to spend ALL of these years worrying about a virus that you probably have NO chance of having? I'm assuming your unprotected sex was with a woman (important distinction as far as high risk is concerned) ... you mention little about your supposed "exposures"; and rather, go into detail regarding ear infections. I know how you... (6 replies)
... nless there are issues of fidelity in your relationship. If neither of you is having unprotected sex outside of your marriage, you have ABSOLUTELY nothing to be concerned about in regards to HIV. ... (5 replies)
... Completely because the situations you describe just CANNOT happen at all. If a condom breaks its breaks like a burst balloon, there is no fine line.
Its just the guilt that is creating this paranoia, nothing more. (20 replies)