... Anyways, about 2 weeks later, I got hit with all the ARS symptoms. I know HIV can't be diagnosed by symptoms, but the one that really scared me was the rash. I mean it was all over the "trunk" of my body. ... (5 replies)
... I read allot of posts in regard to the rash you can get when first infected with the hiv virus and got conflicting reports. ... (3 replies)
... A couple of weeks ago, I had an unsafe oral intercourse with a guy of unknown HIV status. He ejaculated in my mouth. Unfortunately, I had throat inflammation at that time and did not check for any sores or lesions in my mouth. ... (12 replies)
... Buddy listing what you have found through self examination onto HIV forums hoping to be given small clues as to your HIV status is pointless. Nothing you list here will give you the slightest insight to your HIV status. ... (9 replies)
... I have completely convinced and regarded myself HIV positive, and am suffering from both mental and physical pains. ... (14 replies)
... Your rash does not in any way resemble a primary HIV infection. ARS symptoms, if they occur at all, happen two to four weeks after an HIV infection. ... (14 replies)
... At post 80 days I was diagnosed with a Folliculitis rash on my buttocks and left side of lower back. As of today at post 130 days I still have the rash on my left lower back. ... (14 replies)
... A rash on the forehead is not a symptom of a primary HIV infection, if it was HIV would be very easy to diagnose. As it is HIV is diagnosed one way and one way only, through an HIV test. ... (6 replies)
... maybe I misread your post. Like I said please try not to put too much importance on any symptoms you may or may not have, it does get said quite often but it is true, HIV is not determined by symptoms. ... (10 replies)
... Firstly and most importantly for you this doesn't sound like ARS. HIV does not cause such an instant reaction, i.e. itching, irrational and bumps so your guess is probably correct a reaction to the medication. ... (10 replies)
... My nose was completely stufffed up, sore throt and I've had a cough since then. Gradually getting better. My dad said he doesn't trust my boyfriend and those are symptoms of primary hiv infection. No one else in the house got sick with that. I got another cold before I even got over the other one, but my son also had that. ... (10 replies)
... if you dont mind me asking what did your rash look like. im struggling with many symptoms also and have a 12 week negative test but im still convinced i have hiv because my symptoms started showing up around the 11th week and continued until 12 weeks. ... (9 replies)
... Hi All. Just want to give a feedback. It's good for others to learn from our experience. So, as a summary:
-I did have all HIV ARS symptoms (Diarrhea, lost 10 pounds, rash, yeast infection, enlarged lymph nodes, pneumonia). I was totally sure about been an HIV+.
-I just got the 6 months results and it is negative.
-What I learned from that?
-NEVER FOCUS ON SYMPTONS, BUT... (9 replies)
... he has described here sounds anything like that. I truly believe that she is suffering due to stress and guilt. These two factors alone can bring about the exact symptoms she is describing. What she is seeking here is reassurance. Now that is not entirely possible. ... (8 replies)
... In the UK the rate of HIV is considerably lower than it is in the U.S so unless this man was from an endemic area the odds are extremely unlikely he has HIV. ... (8 replies)
... Does anyone else find this study alarming that for people who had PHI(Primary HIV infectoin aka a negative or indeterminate antibody test with subsequent conversion the third generation EIA or ELISA was only 79% sensitive. Although they don't state how soon after the exposure they were tested at was it 2 weeks , 4 weeks or 6 weeks 8 weeks , 3 months etc....
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... Yes symptoms aren't reliable at all but they shouldn't be ignored or discounted.I'm sure there a tons of people who get anxious about HIV and then become symptom searchers after googling HIV symptoms. ... (10 replies)
... Unusually symptoms can appear between a few days post exposure and a few weeks. ... (10 replies)
... my symptoms started coming around the 75th day. ... (14 replies)
... about 4 or 5 of them. red but not a really dark red, surrounded by what looks like small cuts. I went to the doctor to get it checked out and he told me that the rash looked like trauma, like i bumped into something and cut myself on both hips but wasn't sure. I don't remember doing anything like that though. ... (8 replies)