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Possibly HIV?

Hello, I recently (end of October) had a high risk encounter unprotected oral/protected vaginal sex with a woman from the Philippines and am concerned about a possible infection. Although a condom was worn, it slipped off at some point during intercourse and as I was intoxicated, I didn't even realize. Intercourse was between 10-15 mins. We had sex again a few hours after the first time but this time the condom remained on. Within 24-36 hours I began to have a burning feeling in the genital area and developed some small flu like symptom, had sore throat for a couple days, had a sore spot on the roof of my mouth, one sore lymph node in neck but no swollen. Therefore after a week visited the doctor. After visual inspection he didn't suspect anything so he just had me tested for chlamidiya/gonnorhea and gave me some pills to help with a burning urethra (not when I urinate though). Both came back negative and the burning had pretty much disappeared. I thought I may have gotten lucky then (mid november) I had unprotected oral/unprotected vaginal sex with a woman whom was not high risk. 24 hours after that the burning was back and a pain in the prostate area was present. Also leg pain had started to bother me quite a bit. Suspicious of HSV2 I went to be tested (HSV Type 2 Specific ELISA) and that came back negative, (this test was at the 5 and 1/2 week mark after the high risk encounter). The pain persisted and upon return to Canada I had a blood test for everything (HIV, Hep-B, Syphillis, Hep-B Immunity) and Chlamidiya/Gonnorhea again. All results once again came back negative (This was at the 8 week mark after the high risk encounter). I am going for more tests shortly (15 week mark after high risk encounter) and still have persistent pain in my legs around the knees and up in my thighs. I sometimes get small headaches as well. How conclusive would my first HIV test have been at 8 weeks? How conclusive will the coming 15 week test be? What are the odds that I contracted HIV? Also if it is not HIV what are some other possibilities as to what could be causing this pain? Sorry for the length, your answer would be much appreciated..

marriage and hiv pls help me

hi sir i had high risk exposure with sex worker after that i did lot of test like 15 rapid test 3 elisa and 2 pcr rna test and pcr dna test all are negative in 1 year now i did hiv duo test after 13 months the result is negative, but i have toung pain from 13 months and phelgum and also weekness pls tell me am i infected or not? can i gets marriage or not pls help me

Oral Rapid Swab Test

Hello. I am from the US. I had 2 oral swab HIV test after a risky encounter--- vaginal sex with a man with unknown status, fairly certain a condom was used but I was under the influence. I was had a full STD work-up at 5 months, which included a blood test HIV test (EIA i believe). Everything was negative. This continued to bother me so I had two oral swab test done at about 6 months and 12 months, but of which were negative. The results were given within 30-40 minutes I believe. Can I believe these results??? Do rapid HIV test need to be followed up with a Western Blot, because my negative results weren't.. can I be sure they are true? Are oral swab test reliable??? I am getting married and this incident happened before I started seeing my fiancé, and I want to be sure I can give myself to him 100% without infecting him. Can I free myself from this incident and believe the 3 negative test, 2 of which were oral swab test (given within 30-40 minutes)???
Also, the reason i went back at 12 months, is because i was scared the first oral swab was done wrong at 6 months. The lady at the testing site had we swab myself, and i accidentally swabbed my check first, until she re-directed me to my gum line. Would this have affected my results? Can I be sure enough my my cells were on the testing stick during my 6 month and 12 month test? Would the test have told them if it wasn't done right? Sorry this is so long! THANKS FOR YOUR HELP!

Still Worried

Hello, I got tested for hiv around 2 months after exposure. My results came back negative. Since then I have still been having symptoms which have kept me worrying. It has now been almost 5 months since exposure and i was wondering what kind of symptoms would I be experiencing after 5 months or if I would be experiencing any at all? I keep getting white patched on the inside of my cheeks but sometimes I will wake up and they will be gone and other days they will re-appear - is this oral thrush/related to hiv? I also have feelings of nausea and recently started having body aches and pains and a headache. My main worry is about the legions in my mouth as I have read this is one main symptom of hiv. Thank you for your time.

Dentist in panic

Hi there! I am a dentist, and was inserting a metalic matrix in between two teeth. I had to push real firmly the matrix with the pulp of one of my fingers. In the middle of the procedure, and with the gloves full of blood, I noticed a break (tear) in one of the fingers of the glove. I removed the glove, put on a new one and continued to work. When I was done, I noticed that one of my fingers, the same corresponding to where the glove tore, had a cut similarly to a paper cut. I squeezed as much as I could, and it did not bleed. I opened it as much as I could, and could see just a slightly deep area, but no bleeding. I cleaned with 70% ethanol, and felt anything. Scrubbed with detergent, and after 2 hours, I decided to open the cut and remove the edges so I could check if any bleeding had occurred more deeply that could not be seen otherwise. I did all the procedure with a lot of ethanol and detergent soap. Again, no bleeding, just an increased sensibility to touch as part of the epidermis had been removed. I squeezed as much as I could again, and no bleeding. However, I am still concerned that microscopic access to the bloodstream might have occurred. In such a case, would I feel the stinging with the ethanol? The patient was my boss´s husband, and she said to me that he had no disease. But who knows? Would you recommend PEP in a case like this? Thanks a lot!!!

HIV Tests after 16 weeks and 4 days

Dear Team
I have a Question about my HIV Tests I did by now.
After a high risk (unprotected anal sex given at the Philippines) I have done following Tests: At 5 weeks an Eclia 4th Generation, at 8 weeks a rapid Test 3rd Generation, at 12 weeks an Eclia 4th Generation and a rapid Test 3rd Generation,at 13 weeks a rapid 3rd Generation, at 14 weeks an Eclia 4th Generation, at 16 weeks and 4 days an rapid 3rd Generation Test...all negative! I have had 3 weeks after my risk all HIV symptomes like fever and and and. My temperature at week 5 was giong down to 37,7 in the evening till the end of week 17 and then after if got sk in rush to 36.9!
At week 13 if had unprotected oral sex with my wife and appr. 3 weeks later she got symptomes is well.
My Qestiont it, can I take my Tests as conclusive or do I need at Test at 6 months again? Did you ever hear that a Test at 16 weeks negative turned later on to positive?
Thanks and regards


Dear doctors,
Recently i met a sexworker. I got message by her with talc. She gave a gentle jerk by her hand softly just by moving the skin over my penis and also she poured oil over penis. I ejaculated.
She was wearing clothes from top to bottom.I only took out her breast (by hand) and that was just for one minute.
I did not have any sorts of penetration, mouth sucking, oral nor did I touch her vaginal fluids or area. Nor did she. Nor did I except to receive a hand job from her. After I ejaculated, she brought in fresh tissue paper and wiped it off. Also i sucked her nipple for 4-5 seconds.I don't know whether there was any secreation from her breast. But when i was pressing it in my hand, there nothing was coming out.
This was my first and the last time doing this with any sex worker. Please help me out.
Should i go for testing? Am I safe?

Testing results accuracy?

Hi, i was involved in a high risk exposure (unprotected oral and unprotected vaginal sex) with a sex trade worker on October 9th 2011. I was also involved in another high risk exposure (unprotected oral and unprotected vaginal sex) with another commercial sex worker on October 12th, 2011.I got my HIV chemiluminscense antibody test on 90th day (jan 10th, 2012) post the 2nd exposure which turned out to be negative. My question is - 1)Will these succesive high risk exposures (which have occured 2 days after one another) affect / increase my window period beyond 90 days and do I need further testing?? Please note my hiv antibody test was done on the 90th day post my second exposure. I am really tensed about the conclusivness about my test and will appreciate a response from you.

initial symptoms

wat are the initial symptoms of hiv, are night sweats initial symptoms of hiv, and if they are how severe they hav to be??does night sweats come with other symptoms, e.g fever etc...also when do they inital symtoms start and they end...

6 weeks and 8 weeks hiv duo test - negative

greetings from Europe!
I had unprotected vaginal sex 2 and half months ago and received unprotected oral sex 8 weeks ago at west Africa. Made 3 rapid tests and 6 & 8 weeks DUO
test - all negative.
Around foreskin of my penis there is redness and veins are blue and noticeably increased. I have visited many dermatologist, using different ointments, but above described changes are still there.
kindly asking for your opinion and help


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