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Swollen Lymph Nodes?

Hi
I still have swollen lymph nodes while other symptoms are gone.
I’m on ART now, just wanted to know what cause ongoing lymphopathy
Is it overactive producing antibodies? Or it’s the virus hiding there?

Please asses my risk

Hello,
I had an unprotected vaginal and oral sex while I had a herpes on my lips
Week 3: started to feel pain in my right armpit and left groin
I was so anexious so I started to take black seed daily based on this article please take a look at it
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3218437/
I’m still on this herbal therapy
Week 4-6: had 2 DUO tests as well as one Individual NAAT all came negative
Week 7: some symptoms appeared one after one including fevers chills a sore throat, join pain,malaise, fatigue, nausea and herpes
Week 8-10: severity of symptoms declined and disappeared by end of the week 10 except the fever
I had 3 negative DUO tests weekly
Week 11-13: all the lymph network is painful including armpits, shoulders, arms, chest, belly, groins, neck...
2 suspicious bruises
The fever showed up and disappeared once in a while
I had 3 negative DUO tests as well as another negative individual NAAT

I am writing to you in week 14th and I’m totally fed up with HIV testing
To check other possible risks, I had a complete blood test, all in normal range
I lost my weight during this period 2-3kg and the worst part is the painful lymph network is still there.
Would you please asses my risk of HIV infection?
Thank you

Getting HIV as a Tattoo Artist, Got Poked by the Needle

Hello, so ive been going crazy for something that happened about a year and a half ago and would love to get some peace of mind form you guys. I am a tattoo artist in Tijuana, Mexico, and was doing a piece on a guy who had a drug abuse past. Half way through the tattoo I lifted the machine and accidently poked myself in the finger, it wasnt a hard poke, and i dont even think it pierced my glove, so i didnt make much of it. But lately ive had a ear infection i cant seem to get rid of, saw something hiv related on tv and now my hypocondria is driving me mad. Is there a chance for me to be exposed if the needle pierced the glove and poked my finger a little bit? i remember checking for blood, and nothing, but i did feel some pain at the moment of the incident. All my materials were clean, unused and sterelized. I cant ask the guy beacuse he died of overdose a couple of months ago, helping my paranoia flare up some more. I hope u cant find time to help me with this. I thank you in advance for this and all the other work you do.

P.S. Im sorry if i screwed up the spelling, english is not my mother language.

Very stupid situation

Hello
I had an unprotected sex with a HIV+ girl 3 months ago and i made a stupid decision, I started to take unprescribed HAART med from day 1
Now it’s been 2 months I’m suffering from armpit, neck and groin lymphopathy
Tested negative ELISA and NAAT both out of window periods(day 80-85)
What have I done? Am I gonna die?
I think I would never seroconvert like this since the med is keeping viral load blew detectable line so the immune system won’t produce enough antibodies. The virus is replicating in my lymph nodes and eats up my CD4s continuously
What’s next?

Tattoo, HIV Risk?

I received a tattoo on friday, and by sunday, I began developing cold symptoms. On monday, I felt like I had a cold, but my symptoms were mild. I received my tattoo from a very clean, professional parlor where i have also received multiple piercings. although i did not see the artist change the needle, he took about 20 mins in between me and the girls who had gone before me to "clean up," and i'm assuming he changed the needle then. I know that the girls in front of me were HIV negative. under these circumstances, what are the chances on contracting HIV from a tattoo? is my cold a coincidence?

Fear of Infection at 10 weeks

I had a risk exposure on 2nd July 2018 and had the following ARS symptoms, red/ pink rash, stomach problems, red eyes, white tongue, nail discoloration, swollen lymph glands on throat and cheeks, sore throat, joint pain, 10% weight loss. i have tested at 4 weeks, 8 weeks and 10 weeks and its still negative. Should i still worry of an infection? Kindly assist.

HIV TEST

MY PARTNER TESTED NEGATIVE BY TRI DOT METHOD.
I GOT TESTED BY ELISA METHOD AFTER 3 WEEKS. RESULT WAS NEGATIVE.
HAVE URINARY TRACT INFECTION. SLIGHT TEMPERATURE.
COULD I BE HIV POSITIVE.

HIV transmission through receiving oral sex

hi,

before 3 weeks i had received oral sex from a prostitute i don't know if she had hiv,but after this 3 week i have stomach pain,and sore throat.
Can you please help me with that.

Pls I am dying silently

I had sex with a prostitute on 1st July 2018 with condom and it didnt break. and on the 3rd July I had a stomach pain which resulted to frequent stool (like 5 times) within 2hrs and it stopped after the stooling. After that I started having headache for about 5 days. And I noticed that my weight was reduced by 1.5kg to 2kg. I did hiv test about 4 days later it was negative and I did another one on 9th of July and it came negative, I still did another one on 16th July and it was negative but before the test on 16th July I learnt there is a test called rna hiv that can detect virus within 1 week of possible exposure and I did the RNA test on 11th July but I have not gotten the result yet.
My worry is that when I was having sex with the girl I felt a kind of cold on the surface of my body where I had a small rash so I was afraid if it was her fluid that touched that part of my body that made me feel the coldness. I begged the girl to go for test and she did, hers was negative but I am still worried because I still have chills and I emaciated a little. I am thinking maybe the girl just contaced the infection few days or weeks back before I met her which made her to still test negative and with the fact that she's a prostitute made me worry much because I know she must have met several men before I met her.

Pls how long does it take the RNA hiv test to come out and can I trust the result. My exposure was on 1st July and the blood sample for RNA hiv test was taken on 11th July 2018.

I do have nausea when I eat and I do have loss of appetite too.

Symptoms after testing HIV negative at 7 weeks

I had unprotected oral sex 9 weeks ago. I used a condom for vaginal sex but it broke, and I stopped immediately when I noticed. I'm a 21 year old straight male. At 7 weeks, I tested negative for HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. I did however have some bumps on my penis which the doctor said was molluscum. She froze them off.
2 days after getting tested, I had a very mild headache for a few seconds. The same thing happened a few times last week and has increased to every few hours in the past few days. I'm also experiencing a lot of tiredness and fatigue all day. I just checked and I am running a very, very mild fever (less than half a degree F). What could be the problem? Should I trust the HIV test I got after 7 weeks? I'm very stressed, nervous and paranoid. I just can't get this out of my head. I am going to see a doctor tomorrow.

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