... symptoms of which I can say I don't think I have encountered many if any, never in 2 months did I have fever or flu like symptoms, no headaches, no diarrhea, no swollen lymph nodes, no sore throat and no coughing of any sort, dry or otherwise. ... (3 replies)
... I wonder whether sore painful swollen armpit glands could be a sign of hiv? ... (11 replies)
... I think you should stop playing out worst case scenarios and calm down. Test out at four weeks and please stop examining yourself.
Your test is pretty accurate and to be honest your risk was small. You used protection up to a point, HIV is more difficult to transmit from a female to a male and you don't even know that the lady actually had HIV. Please, buddy, relax, test... (33 replies)
... Its fair to day your test was negative yes? A test at 4 weeks with a HIV DUO will be 99% conclusive, your test With a PCR if a RNA is again 99%, if a DNA arouns 95%. (33 replies)
... I slept with a sex worker and the condom broke a week later i had a sore throat and lost my voice. A week after that I had swollen lymph in my neck, then I had sweating and fever and finally my armpits, and then last my salivary glands are swollen right now. ... (33 replies)
... The PCR test is very reassuring. The PCR wil detect the virus in most people, so its fair to say yout 95% ok. A HIV duo at 30 days will be 99% conclusive.
If you havnt, you should test for all STD's as they can make you ill and are far more widespread and common to catch.
Forget your symptoms, they have proved over time they mean nothing. 99% of people who post have your... (33 replies)
... The more u touch it the day, the more swollen it will get. ... (33 replies)
... Btw u don't have to wait till 3 months for a fully conclusive results though. You can go for a PCR test or a duo test. It's better to get tested than searching google for symptoms. Having no symptoms doesnt mean you hiv- or hiv+. Every infection caused swollen lympnodes and furthermore, the more u touch/feel it, the more it will get swollen!
Like what they say, stop the... (11 replies)
... I have had unprotected sex with 2 people I don't know and have concerns about their health status. I know the only way to know this is a hiv test, but before three months it is not very likely to get certain results. This is why I am trying to get some idea through symptoms. I would really like to know whether the sore swollen glands due to hiv would develop in a nearly 4-week... (11 replies)
... Many thanks for the reply. Yes, I've had risky exposure, but am in the window period and guess have to wait a little bit, but have a lot of worry as I have had 4 painful sore armpit glands (not big in size though) within past 25 days. So basically I wonder if I am infected would they develop in a 25-day time span? and if so would they be painful and sore?
Cheers. (11 replies)
... Hey can someone describe what swollen glands are? ... (3 replies)
... and then protected intercourse. i didnt get any flu or any other illness in the last 2 months and all of a sudden i got this armpit lump. ... (7 replies)
... it does help but this swollen armpit freaked me out because i don't remember having that before. or maybe i had it but didnt think anything of it, but now because i'm paranoid i'm notocing it. ... (13 replies)
... i haven't read about that. is the swollen armpit anything to worry about? ... (13 replies)
... I'm scared and freaking out. I had an encounter on a Friday night, but did not start PEP until Monday morning.
After a couple days I started getting the side effects of the medicine (running nose, nausea, aches and pains).
At the two week mark, just as I was starting to get rid of those side effects, the symptoms started.... massive joint pain all over, low grade... (10 replies)
... This was with a sex worker in Thailand which has as its most common HIV-SUBTYPE-E or or a classification of HIV strains into subtypes and CRFs. Does this affect the test accuracy?
It was done at the one of the best Thai Hospital Bumrungrad Hospital (10 Day HIV PCR Nested) with (10 Day Ag/Ab) and then the same two types again on the 26th days from the exposure. I just have... (33 replies)
... I will echo what Apollo said to you, stop examining yourself. The more you examine yourself the more likely you will see things that have been there all along but now suddenly become massive issues because you are concerned.
HIV is not diagnosed by the amount or lack of symptoms you believe you may or may not have. It is diagnosed through an HIV test.
Yes you did have... (33 replies)
... I haven't touched my armpits and they are very sore both of them. I can tell you what happened, I had the risky exposure on June 17th, about a week later I got a sore throat with lymph node swelling and losing my voice. A couple days after my lymph in my throat went down but now both of my armpits are sore. And today at work I was getting cold hands and feet for no reason. I... (33 replies)
... Hiya. A test at 4 weeks with a duo will be 99% conclsusive, but it needs to be from the last exposure, although it will still be ok for the first, but you will need to test again for the second exposure, or just wait and be done with it.
You should concider 2 things
1, full STD check up
2, wear condoms in the future, they will prevent all this worry in the first place
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... stop wasting time worrying and go get tested..
your results will pretty much tell the story right now.
good luck (11 replies)