I have an extreme fear of needles, sharp objects and fear of hiv. I apologize for my questions but I really need some one to answer this. I constantly worry about this all the time. I know I need help, but believe me I have tried several times, talking to doctors, psychologists, psychiatrists, medicine...unfortunately nothing has helped me.
Quickly, let me give you the complete story. A few months ago my neighbors were being excessively loud very late outside. Teenagers, were having a party and they were playing music so late. I called the cops and asked them to go to their house (since it was almost 1 am) to have them turn the music off. It is not the first time I have called on them. I did call once before that a few years back. Anyway, I got nervous what if they do something to us because we called the cops. The neighbors somehow knew it was us because one of the parents, who must have been inside the house when the kids were outside making all that noise, was home and must have spoke with the cops. She apologized for her kids making noise the next day, either because she knew it was that we called the cops or maybe the cops mentioned that it was us next store that made a complaint. Regardless, I worried I hope they do not do anything to our house etc.
Now fast forward to a few months - about a week or so ago. My husband was in the backyard, we have a very woodsy area, he was trimming bushes and trees and usually he does this with gloves on but he was doing it very quickly and so he trimmed a bunch of brush that was overgrowing near our garden which is located in the back yard and the woods are around us and our next door neighbors, (who we called the cops on) house is right there, in the back yard where the kids hang out you can see them through the trees and bushes when we are in our back yard. Anyway, my husband was trimming all the bushes WITHOUT gloves and he picked up the stuff to throw it further into the woods and he got poked in his finger by something sharp. Once he told me about it I freaked out automatically thinking what if he got poked by a used needle that the kids threw from their yard over to our yard, with the intent to harm us while doing yard work, because they are upset we called the cops on them a few months ago. My husband, did not see anything really and just assumed it was a branch however, carried on like it was nothing. There were no thorns over where he was picking up all the stuff he trimmed and so my thought is what if it was a needle. Now I am intensely worried and upset thinking what if he got poked with an hiv infected needles. God knows what kids are doing partying in their yard, most likely drinking but my mind is thinking what if they are doing drugs and shooting up..who knows. Because it happened to my husband, my fear is now hiv and that I have it too because my husband and I have sex. So I ask you please kindly answer me and tell me if this is me being irrational or if this is a legit concern. I have no one to talk to about this and my husband says if I ask him if it is a needle again he is going to flip out. I mean, I do not understand why he is not concerned about a needle and just assumes it was a sharp branch that happened to poke his finger. Please tell me if I should be concerned about hiv (since I have sex with my husband) or if this story sounds highly irrational. Has anyone ever got HIV from poking their finger with a needle on the ground? Lastly, I know you were not there, however, after hearing this story, would you think it was a needle too or do you think it is because I have this extreme fear that I am just automatically think this and should I be worried now that my husband and I now have hiv? Is this likely to happen please please please help. I am so upset/depressed and worried I am freaking out all my myself.
I had unprotected vaginale sex, after a week i had oral thrush and muscle pain. After 5 weeks i experienced skin rash on my legs, and upper body. I freaked out and did a HIV test at 6 weeks. This came back negative. The skin rash stayed and i got other symptoms like seborrhic eczema, fatigue and headache. So i did another HIV test at 9 weeks. This test was also negative. Some days after the 9 week HIV test i had really bad nightsweats, fatigue ( couldn't get out of bed), slight fever, i thought i felt some swollen lymphe nodes in nek and groin . This stayed for almost 2 weeks.
So again i did another HIV test at 12 weeks ( 84 days) and it came back negative. We are now 3 weeks later after the last test and i still have symptoms. My lomphe nodes are really swollen in the neck, have muscle pain, i am tired and don't know what to do now.. The skin rash and seborrhic eczema are still there. I didn't have anything of this before the exposure. I know i have made a mistake but i hope i can learn from this and i don't need to live with the consequences for an one time mistake... My docter said the test was conclusive but i still keep thinking what if my antibodies aren't detectable until six months?
All the 3 HIV test were 4th generation test.
when i look at the blood test i see that my crp level is increased from 0 to 5,1. and my leukocytes decreased from 7,30*10^9 to 6,70*10^9 in the last test...
so i am thinking what if the HIV is attacking my system now?
The girl i had unprotected sex with doesn't want to take a test because she said she is negative because she hasn't have symptoms...
Can you give me some advise? Do i need to re-test at 24 weeks or just be calm and forget everything?
Thanks for the answer!
I have searched your database, however I still have doubts. I had vaginal intercourse and the condom broke, I felt it immediately and remove my penis. Am I in high risk of getting HIV?
Thank you very much for your answer, I am very anxious about this issue.
I was abroad at water park when I my finger started hurting I looked at my finger it looked like dint where top layer of skin at come off in shape on little cut was as deep as the first layer of skin from what I could see my fears are that needle could been stabbed into my finger. Without my knowing
My question is with little wound on the finger from possible needle stick put me at risk and does that need testing very anxious around this
Second question would I know if someone pricked me all I see was little cut wound where skin come off with little dint at top of my finger
Third how deep is deep to be risk would cut I describe be entry point please help I’m so anxious
I had an exposure due to broken condom with a CSW about 4 months ago.
This is my only exposure.
After that I got tested few times with 4th generation DU test as below.
1. 6 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
2. 10.5 weeks after exposure - NonReactive
3. 13 Weeks after exposure - NonReactive.
in between , I used a dose of antibiotic for throat infection & also eye drops with steroids.
Would this affect the test results ?
Should I consider these results as conclusive or test after 6 months.
thanks for your help in advance.
I had unprotected sex with a sex worker.after 4 days I was placed on 30 days PEP (Yes, I know it is late). I completed the 30 days and 4 weeks post PEP (8.5 weeks post exposure) I had 2 Rapid finger prick tests. Both came back Negative.
1. I was wondering if PEP has any chance at working after 3 days ?
2. What are the chances of it interfering with an antibody test at 8 weeks post exposure ?
Thanks for your time
my last intercourse with a thailand commercial sex worker was on 11.01.2019
i got the following test
HIV1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES SCREENING TEST SERUM FROM LAL PATH LABS NEGATIVE
HIV 1 & 2 ANTIBODIES AND P24 ANTIGEN TEST FROM LAL PATH LABS 0.14 NON REACTIVE
my question is that can a man take more than 3 MONTHS to produce hiv antibodies
do i need further testing or its sufficient
I recently met a guy. We mostly did orals (69) and I rubbed my dick over his ass. The tip of my dick may have entered for 2-3 seconds into the guy's anus - no absolute penetration occurred. I might have been pre-cuming. What are the chances of being exposed to HIV? I'm unsure of his status.
I had unprotected anal sex by penetrating (top) a guy for the first time and it lasted for a few minutes. We performed oral sex on each other and he also swallowed my semen. He claims to be negative since his last testing a month ago but I am not sure if he could have acquired it after the test and before having sex with me. I felt a light burning sensation on my penis and went to get PEP (two tablets/once a day) on the third day after my potential exposure. I was tested negative when I went to get my PEP prescription.
Based on my situation, what is the effectiveness of PEP to prevent me from acquiring HIV?
Five days ago I had sexual intercourse with a person who doesn't have any symptoms. I used condom during all the intercourse, but at a time I inserted the tip of my penis inside his anus for 10 to 20 seconds. We were both dry (no pre-cum on me and his anus was dry) so I am nervous if I could get infected. I don't have any symptoms or ever felt sick after it.