Hi I had unprotected oral sex and a week later experienced penile discharge, urethra irritation, achy leg muscles and back. no burning while peeing, or noticeable bumps. She said she is std free. Got tested for chlamydia, gonerra and hiv. All negative but doctor still gave me antibiotics. Everything cleared up but the aches for about a week. I got tested again on the 11th week with rapid hiv test and results came back negative. Now about 5 months later since possible exposure I am experiencing soreness in arms, tension in neck. Additionally I experienced a rushing blood feeling in my feet and fingers for about a week. I don't think I have a compromised immune system. Should I get hiv tested again? What do you think this is?
I tested positive for herpes simplex 1 and had an outbreak on my genitals. I was drunk and received oral from a stripper and ejaculated a little in her mouth. I don't know if she had any sore or cuts in her mouth. She only really had her mouth on the tip of my penis. Can I get HIV? When should I start testing?
I recently had protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex. About a week or so after I started to experience extreme pain in and around my groin for three days which included a constant urge to urinate, chills and sweats from time to time. I went to the walk-in clinic and explained to them that I think I have a urine track infection. They did a quick dip test and it came back positive. The doctor told me that it sounds like a urine track infection. However, he also asked if I had sex and I told him yes protected vaginal and unprotected oral. He then suggested I take a STD test for chlamyida, gonorrhea, hiv and syphilis test. I did not take the test that day because I was scared, instead, I took the antibiotics he prescribed for me and began taking them. I am currently on day 5 of taking them and I noticed some diarrhea and sweats/chills and a bit of weight loss. I begin to look up hiv symptoms and noticed some similarities with some of my issues which includes swollen lymph nodes around my neck. I've called hiv hotlines during this period in a panic thinking I have hiv and they continued to reassure me that I am at low risk. I have been really scared up until now and I would really appreciate any feedback on this matter as I have not slept well and I don't know where else to turn.
Thank you very much for your support.
Recently i had protected sex with a CSW in Thailand which was just 2 minutes stand since i was very nervous as i forgot that i did shaving in pubic region just 1 hour before though the shaving was normal without any nick / cuts / blood..but after reading on internet that a minor microscopic or super facial cuts can easily transmit HIV, then guilt & anxiety got me very seriously & i start worrying all the time 7x24 hours..
After 2 months i got stomach pain, tested for rapid blood HIV & Hpylori bacteria at 2 month mark & got HIV negative but Hpylori Positive & doctor suggested me some antibiotics for HP & as soon i started this heavy dose of HP, i started Diarrhea problems which is still troubling me....again after 3 month (91 days) i tested for HIV with rapid blood test (Alere HIV 1/2 antigen test) which came back negative but HP came positive..
Please reply my questions point wise.
1) Is it true that a minor or super facials cuts in pubic area can transfer HIV or any other STD?
2) Is my 91 days HIV rapid blood test conclusive ? or any further test required?
3) I have read on internet that Diarrhea is initial & most common symptoms of HIV .. its very hard to believe me that why this Diarrhea is troubling me so long (more that 20 days) without any reason even though i got HIV negative after 91 days?
I had a question posted but haven't got any reply !
But let me describe again.
Hello doc !
I did have a possible exposure to local sex worker in Greece ( MAY 2015 )
Symptoms did arrive post 2-3 weeks
Exact flu kinda symptoms!
Was nervous and thought of being infected!
Really felt like killing myself !
Some sources say 3 months some say 4weeks some 6 weeks some 6 months too !
Some say there are 4 situation which effects the hiv testing !
2) treatment for hep c
3) treatment for cancer
How do I know whether I have immunodeficiency ? I was serious kinda ill during my childhood
Suppose if I do I have some immunodeficiency
Does it affect my testing !?
Testing is delayed for antibodies ?
But even with some immunodeficiency antigens /rna/ dna / Id NAT should be detected?it detects the genetic material of hiv
I have take several duo test at
23rd day - Eclia
28th day - Eclia
42nd day - Eclia
58th day - Eclia
89th day - ELFA
93rd day - Eclia
103rd day - ELFA
103rd day - Cmia
122nd day - cmia
And last one was
179th day - Eclia ! All were not reactive
One hiv rna pcr 1 qualitative @ 103rd day - NOT DETECTED
One id NAT test @ 125th day - viral screening for hiv rna Dna 1/2 ! Hep c ! Hep b ! - NOT DETECTED
Two complete immunology test once th day when I had my IgM was slightly high and IgG was slightly low @ 48th day
Again took immunology test at 58th day
All were normal
Again took immunology test at 93rd day
All were normal
Agin took immunology test at 179 th day !
All were normal
Took syphills test at 23rd 42nd 58th 93rd
And 179th day -all non reactive
Took herpes 1/2 IgM IgG non reactive at 42nd day
@ 93rd day IgM coming out as equivocal and IgG was non reactive
@103/104 ( two different lab ) - both IgG IgM was no. Reactive
Took hepatitis b antigen @ 58th and 93rd day non reactive and 179th day - non reactive
Took chlyamdia IgA IgM IgG -negative at 42nd day
Anti HCV - 93rd day and 179th day -not detected
60th day - CBC count was normal
89th day - CBC - lymphocytes full high - neutrophils low
93rd day - Cbc - lymphocytes slightly high rest normal
103rd - Cbc - lymphocytes slightly high rest normal
124th day - lymphocytes slightly high
130 th day - all were normal
179th day - lymphocytes are high rest all are normal
Took vitamin d and vitamin b 12 - Have Deficiency ( I am vegetarian)
Really tensed !
Got some symptoms that is
Sometimes improper stools or dark colored stool !
Minor sore throat !
Still have bad dreams ! Being too anxious !
Can you explain ? This in detailed manner ?
So many duo test ? Yet feeling scared !
I got married recently! I don't wanna infect her !
I got weird throat sometimes it's proper sometimes it's not same with my stools !
Can all this tests be false negative? That hiv PCR rna ? Duo ? Id NAT for hep c hep b hiv1/2
What is the difference between NAT and id NAT test?
I had three immunology test once Igm was high and IgG was low ! Rest immunology tests were normal !
But lymphocytes are high ! Mostly since two months - three months ?
Any testing needed ?
For handjob, if my hand contained his pre-cum and then I jerked myself off, was there any risk of HIV transmission?
For penis-to-penis grinding, if the tip of my penis got contact with his pre-cum, was there any risk of HIV transmission?
Thank you in advance for your help.
almost eight weeks ago I had a one night stand with a random man I had met. We used a condom, but I noticed after the encounter that there was a large tear in it (approximately one inch up from the tip). He didn't ejaculate inside me, but I think there was pre-ejaculate inside the condom. Moreover, I believe I developed a vaginal tear which healed two weeks afterwards.
One week after the encounter, I started to experience a minor pink rash on my neck/collarbone area (wasn't very itchy, mostly dry skin, but it randomly changed places on my neck and got worse with anxiety). Altogether, the rash lasted for about three weeks. A couple days after the rash began, my seasonal allergies started to kick in, and I've had congestion, headaches, minor body aches at times, a couple of oral canker sores, a cough and a minor sore throat for about two-and-half weeks now (the severity of the symptoms come and go). A few weeks after exposure my neck started to become tense/sore (not sure if it was the way I was sleeping), and it felt like someone was wrapping their hands around my throat; it almost felt bloated and full at times, like the muscles in my neck were tight (this also became worse with anxiety, but the symptom came and went for about two weeks).
I went to my doctor three weeks after exposure for STI testing and I came back positive for chlamidya (I know it was him who gave it to me because I tested negative for everything before I moved here). I received my antibiotic regimen and experienced nausea, vomiting, and minor diarrhea during treatment. As far as I know, all of my other tests came back negative. I've been plagued with anxiety the last several weeks that at its worst has crippled my ability to function.
Altogether, my various symptoms have lasted a cumulative seven weeks (but the allergy/mouth sores/sore throat symptoms still ongoing, although minor and come and go); but I've experienced no flu-like illness, no fever, or swollen lymph nodes, which I've read are common symptoms. Is there a chance I could have HIV, or am I just a victim of my paranoia and anxiety?
Are my symptoms attributable to allergies, anxiety and my antibiotic medication? Were the blood tests I underwent at three weeks post-exposure enough to give me conclusive results?
I play football and got a cut on the side of my dick from playing. the cut has been there for about 2 months because it won't heal because I keep having sex. my question is should I be scared of diseases because I've had sex with 4 girls multiple times in the past two months and I always wear a condom but there has been about 2 times I haven't worn one. they all give me blowjobs too. should I be worried that the cut hasn't healed or for any diseases? I don't want to go get checked due to the fact of how expensive it is. if you guys think I do then I will but should I be worried or no? the cut is more like a burn then anything!
I absolutely worried and scared that I might have HIV, and am afraid that my life is going to end because of it, or the quality of life will be extremely poor.
I've been with my significant other for a while and she's had some partners, and though she says she is clean, she has not been tested. She has had bloodwork done though, so not sure if they check for HIV or lack of immunity.
Can you get HIV from:
1. Mutual masturbation (handjob, fingering, etc)
2. Mammary intercourse (titfucking) - yes, there was contact with semen
3. Deep kissing / french kissing (no blood that I know of)
4. Hickeys / breaking some skin but not enough to bleed profusely
5. Contact with breasts orally (may have been contact with breastmilk)
6. Dry humping
Are there any other STDs I should worry about that could be caused by any of the above? I believe it's possible for skin to skin contact to cause some STDs but I don't know if I should be worried based on the stuff above.
This is my first partner that I've done stuff this extensive with and I'm absolutely terrified of getting a STD of any kind, ESPECIALLY HIV/AIDS as that seems to be the most deadly and not curable.
I don't know if I'm just letting my anxiety getting the best of me or I'm worrying for the right reasons. Please help.
I recently had penetrative anal sex with a stranger while on vacation in Barcelona, and it was unprotected. The next day, I noticed I had a small cut underneath the head (the more sensitive skin or inner foreskin) which is worrying me. At the time, I felt some discomfort which I attributed to friction or a lack of lube, but I now suspect I was feeling discomfort from the small cut. To make matters worse, I read that Barcelona has one of the highest HIV incidences in all of Europe, especially among MSM.
I also read that penetrative anal sex, unprotected, with an HIV positive partner is a 0.11% chance of infection if you are circumcised and 0.62% if you are uncircumcised, per encounter.
This leads me to three questions:
1. Roughly how do HIV transmission rates change/increase if you have small cuts or abrasions underneath the head of the penis (basically on the inner foreskin)?
2. If the receptive partner was recently infected (in the "window period" where their body is not yet producing antibodies to HIV), how much does the transmission rate increase? A friend had said it's 30x as high -- but that seemed like too high of an estimate (implying 3.3% if circumcised or 18.6% if uncircumcised)!
3. What is the best way to treat a cut on the sensitive skin beneath the penis head? Clearly a band-aid is not practical.