Hello my adult son had a party at my house. A bunch of his friends stayed over. They got up and left in the morning and I went down to clean. While cleaning I stepped on an earring, which hurt and pricked my foot. A tiny bit of blood oozed out of my foot. I am worried that one of my son's friends that stayed over might have bled on that earring when taking it out of his/her ear, and a minute later there blood on earring went into my foot when I stepped on it..............any HIV RISK AT ALL? Why or Why not?
Please be clear and definitive on your response as I am worried. Thank You
I just tested non-reactive after taking an HIV-antigen rapid test 53 past exposure. It was a great relief on my part but I'm still in doubt whenever I think of my "symptoms" and medical history within than 53 days.
I had a supposed to be protected anal sex (receiver) and unprotected oral with a paid masseur I met from an online app. Two days after I began experiencing sore throat, muscle pains (back, arms and legs), fatigue, slight fever, diarrhea and night sweats. This lasted for about 4 days, sore throat for about a week. I messaged the masseur and admitted to removing the condom during the sex but insisted that he was clean. But stil, I cannot be assured.
I was so anxious and paranoid during that time that I self-medicated my self thinking it was ARS. Since I had no access to PEP, I searched for HIV stuff online and did the following for about 5 days:
A. Take virgin coconut oil 2-3 tbsps 3 times a day. (There was a research about it from a scientist from University of the Philippines)
B. Drink apple cider vinegar twice a day.
C. Eat a clove of garlic twice a day as it supposedly cleans and fight the digestive track where the "virus reservoir" normally is.
I felt better a week after possible exposure. However, three weeks after, rashes began to form on my legs and thigh. They are red, non-raised and non-itchy. This time, no other symptoms are present. It was diagnosed as vasculitis by the doctor which is an auto-immune disease, and found no cause for it after several lab tests. It can be caused by drugs, recent bacterial/viral infections, although sometimes, no cause can be attributed to it. I've read that it is a rare complication in HIV positive persons. The rashes went on until the 53rd day mark and it is still here. Rashes come and go, occasional flares happen. I was taking prednisone during this time which is an anti-inflammatory and immunosuppresant drug (60 mg tapered down to 5 mg on the 4th week, ongoing).
Again, as I've said, I tested negative on the 53rd day. Now, my questions:
1. Is my 53-day rapid test conclusive? How accurate/conclusive it is? The counselor did not recommend further testing but I was not able to mention to her the medicine that I was taking.
2. Could the symptoms I experienced 2 days after be ARS?
3. Could my vasculitis be HIV related? I read in another forum there are a couple of HIV positive posters/members who experience this. Or should I just believe my doctor that for my case, no cause can be attributed?
4. Given the "medications" I took, could have I prevented infection with the apple cider, virgin coconut oil, and garlic, similar to what PEP does? Or could these have just delayed the antibody formation?
5. Could the prednisone, which is said to decrease the activity of my immune system, delay the antibody formation? I took this 3 weeks/21 days after exposure, starting 60 mg tapering down to 5 mg per day.
6. Would you recommend re-testing?
Sorry for the long list of questions, but thank you in advance!
I fingered a girl for maybe 30 seconds at the most. She's out there (meaning she has sex just about every week) & I'm not ure what her status is. What's the risk of me contracting this horrible degrading disease?
Hello and thanks for your time
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