Hi, I had a high risk encounter and went on PEP shortly after. about 5 weeks after exposure I saw eczema like sores showing up. It is now 14 weeks post exposure and my body is still itchy and rashes still visible. My question is would an HIV rash still be itchy after 14 weeks?
My question is as stated above. I am a 23. Currently healthy, living with my partner which has been with me for almost 3 years. I had a crazy night 1 month ago (May 27th) and I did oral sex to another male unprotected but it did not last longer then 1 minute. I also had protected anal sex (me being receptive). In which case I brought the condom, I checked it before opening the package and fully unrolled the condom on his penis. He did not have marks, bruises or sores. Sex did not last more then 5 minutes until he ejaculated inside then condom while inside of me. I proceeded on taking the condom off him, closing it up and throwing it away. After that I washed my hands. I know the condom did not break since I examined it. Even tho I am very paranoid I went to my doctor and explain the situation and told me I am a low risk case. Well, I had a few test done 2 weeks after that encounter. I had a Gonorrhea, Chlamydia and Herpes 1 & 2 test. Well, Gonorrhea Negative, Chlamydia Negative, Herpes 1 <8.0 and Herpes 2 >0.9 Well, he told me I was positive for Herpes 1. Meanwhile, I keep checking myself every day. I had diarrhea the first week after that encounter and always after I start thinking and worrying a lot! I have had no fever, my temperature is always 98.6F or below. No fever, night sweats, no rash, no muscle ache (unless I sleep wrong), no joint pain, did have a sore throat but 2 days after the encounter, no sever headaches (I did get a very soft headache yesterday and today) I do have lymph nodes tho. I did have one in my armpit but it went away in 2 days and also the same for groin. They have not come back in the armpit and groin area. I do have a few on the side of my neck and this has me worried sick! They hurt a little but they are not big, there are very small in size. This is making me go crazy even with suicidal thoughts! I can't have a STD test done at my local clinic because they say I have to wait until August! I don't know what to do! Help please! Thank you.
Hi, so I hooked up with someone from a gay app. They gave me oral sex, a rather rough handjob, and tried to insert my penis into their anus. When they tried to insert my penis into their anus, it did make contact, but there was no penetration. After the encouter, I noticed that my penis was really sore (kind of like a burning sensation), and my mouth had some dry red patches in the corner. I have been feeling a little ill, but I have also been extremely anxious about contracting an STD from this encounter. Should I get tested?
I hope you will answer me.
I was on a blood draw. Before me there were a woman, who, i think, is HIV positive, becasue she seems too slim and weak. I didn't see that the needle was new or old. What if the needle was old and re-used? Can I get HIV by this way from the woman before me. if she is HIV positive?
I live in Pakistan. I had oral sex with a transsexual worker. I received and gave oral.
After 2 weeks I experienced swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin. There are 2 in groin but are less than 1 cm and about 4 in the neck. 2 are 1.25 cm and the other 2 are very small but yet noticeable.
I got tested after 5 days of exposure and then i took another test at 47 days which was HIV 1/2 Antibody/Antigen it was 0.09 NEGATIVE.
Im still worried. Im not receiving any hepatitis treatment or chemo and my immune system is not compromised.
Am i still seroconverting?
Do i need to test again?
Hello, my name Roger I'm 34 years old, divorced and healthy.
I have always had a girlfriend, a female companion and sometime ago I got divorced. Now-a-days, I work a lot, and I do not have a partner. I have always been a sexual active person, since I was a teenager. Now, as I don't have any sexual intercourse. I think I still produce a lot of sperm and I, somehow try to expulse it through many different ways. I did not pay too much attention to it but sometimes it hurts and it is so uncomfortable. Most of the times I expulse sperm after I do pee and once, I bleed a little after urination and it hurted, I got an infection. Concerned, I went to the Doctor, he told me that it was totally normal as I had accumulated too much sperm and that this might produce infections. I drank antibiotics for 2 days and the infection disappeared and the bleeding stopped completely. The Urologist told me to masturbate, and it wont be a big deal, however I am not a teenager and this might work just as a temporary alternative for me. Months after the bleeding, I felt such pain that I went to the bathroom rushing, in the middle of my work shift, because I felt like having diarrhea, pain and an uncomfortable feeling in my stomach and
I am young, but I work too much, and although I have tried, I haven't found a partner yet. Moreover, I am not an irresponsible or mindless person but I need to be with a woman.
I have been thinking about how can this be possible without the risk of contracting a sexual disease. I talked to a lady who offered me massages and handjobs for money. I bought condoms, latex gloves, massage creams, etc, and I am thinking about telling her not to undress while being together to avoid any risk.
Please Can you help me with my questions, they are,
Is it ok to receive massages and handjobs (only) from this unknown lady, without being exposed to a risk ? Do you have any recommendation or advice ? Am I overreacting about this ? Are gloved massages and handjobs safe ?
Thank you very much in advance I appreciate your help a lot.
PS: I have been researching about my sperm overload and I found out that Doctors recommend to eyaculate at least 5 times a week in order to avoid infections and possible problems with the prostate.
Hope I have described this well
Have a good day,
hi i am jinx from the philippines i had unprotected anal (im on top) with a stranger on march 1, 2016 and got i got tested on june 9, 2016 in a government building that offers free test the test was rapid immunochromatographic assay. the city in which i live is hiv free from 1998 to 2012 but im still confused because i had hiv symptoms that might be nothing more than just a result of heat (summer here is very hot in fact a almost 10 people from where i live died of heat exhaustion). i had rashes in my neck and shoulders. and tired other than that no more symptoms that i saw on the internet *question should i get tested again or feel safe and how accurate is a rapid immunochromatographic assay thanks
I am very worried tonight about the possibility I may have hiv and hope you can help me. Ten years ago I picked up some girl at a bar and had protected intercourse. Two weeks later I had a tonsil infection and flu like symptoms. When that cleared up I had a lump in my throat feeling that came and went on and off. Sometimes very severe and other times just a mild discomfort . My doctor diagnosed me with Gerd and acid reflux disease. But I'm concerned it's hiv. Had rna test and T cell count a month after exposure. Then a test at three, then six months, then at 3 years negative. So I put up with this problem for ten years. Saw five different ENT drs without resolution. Had a home test last year negative. The thing is I guess I experimented with a few high risk individuals in the past of course protected. I've read that the tests are rated according to lifestyle and risk status so was wondering could the tests be wrong?
I'm a 28 year old Indian male. I had a high risk exposure on 30th April '16. I had anal sex with another guy in which I bottomed. The other person used condom. But I started having several symptoms of HIV on week later.
I got tested twice. First on 28th of May and then on 24th of June.
Both test results were negative.
(1) Latest result: HIV - DUO by CMIA (IV th Generation test) - NON REACTIVE (0.08)
(2) Older result: ANTI HIV I & II (Serum/CMIA) - NON REACTIVE (0.07)
I still seem to have all the symptoms and test results are negative.
Should I get myself tested once at the 3 month mark and then again at 6 month mark ?
Please advice. Waiting anxiously for the reply.
Hello -- Thank you for great service. I've one question and one question only. My exposures are "unprotected oral sex (receiving BJs from girls) and going down on girl (giving unprotected oral to one girl)". These all happened 1 year ago. Since then, I've been happily married.
In January of 2016, I had very visible swollen lymph node behind my right ear. It lasted for 1 and half week and it went down without any medication.
In May of 2016, I had very painful swollen lymph node under my right armpit. It lasted for 1 week and it went down without any medication.
Just three days ago, I had yet again very painful swollen lymph node under my right armpit (same spot). As of this writing, I'm still suffering from that lymph node. The pain is gone but little bit of swelling is still there.
Are these symptoms are HIV? I'm feeling completely healthy. I'm lifting weights, doing cardio, drinking and everything else. But, the recurrent swelling of lymph node has turned my world upside down. I could not sleep at nights. I'm thinking it's HIV. But then I'm thinking how could I have gotten HIV with such a low risk activity. I must admit that I do get occasional infected hair follicles. Would that cause repeated swollen lymph node under armpit? Can you please help!!