First of all, thank you for your concerns and interests on this question.
I'd like to ask all of you several questions about HIV symptoms.
I took 4th duo test at 6 weeks after unprotected vaginal intercourse, and test result was negative. Additionally, I took RT-PCR at 3 weeks and it was also negative.
But such symptoms as one lymph node swollen on my front neck with sore throat and muscle pain around armpit have started from 4 weeks, until now. Fortunately, I have no fever and rash.
I believe that my duo test is almost conclusive for HIV-1, but have some doubt for HIV-2. My questions are as follows ;
(1) Is there any possibility of HIV-2 related to my symptoms?
(2) Is Lymph node swollen symptoms occurred mostly like persistent generalized?
(3) How much can I believe my HIV-2 negative result for my duo test?, I don't think that I can not believe 100% for HIV-2 at 6 weeks test negative result.
Your sincere opinion would be valuable for me. Thanks in advance.
Hello, i am a male 22 years of age. I recently had a couple of high risk exposures, which being the last exposure was 5 months ago. i went to my pcp, worried i could of possibly contracted hiv. I got tested at 7 weeks of last exposure. It was the 4th generation test, and was negative. But i tested positive for hsv-1, and on my sheet my wbc was high, she didnt mention it to me. I felt relieved then started worrying again and got another test done at 80 days. Also negative and was 4th generation test. I wake up everyday and worry that i still some how contracted it... After about a month of the last test i found 6 brown circles on my stomach so i went to my pcp that day. i showed her and told her my left tonsil has been swollen for a couple weeks i just decided to tell her sense i was there already. She said it was ringworm, and said it can be from humid weather or excessive sweating, which makes sense because i was outside for a long time helping put a pool up in 90 degree weather and the next day is when i seen it. I still think its linked to hiv... She prescribed fungal cream and it was gone within a week and scheduled for a follow up appt on my tonsil in 3 weeks. After the rash went away i found i had a white tounge then found couple mouth ulcers in my mouth, which i get them on occasion, but never can remember getting one when the other is going away and also noticed a lump in the crease of my leg. I rubbed the other side and coudnt feel anything, it was only on that one side. I didnt go to the doctor for these 3 things, i was to scared thinking there all connected to hiv. by this time it was time for my follow up appt and everything was gone but i had a fever blister on lip and i told her about those other symptoms and showed her my lip, she didnt seem to concered and said the blister on my lip was from the hsv. Im so scared that for some reason all these things are due to hiv.
I did sex with a call girl (whose hiv status was unknown) on 18th june 2015. its started with fingering, kissing,sucking(with condom on ) & then sex twice with condom on. As it was my first time i forgot to check the status of condom.but i only remember both time when she release the condom,seamen were in the condom. i was very worried that time bcoz after 1 month i had heavy body itching with red small dots like pimple n little bit body ache. i consult with doctor and he said that was safe sex and i had urticeria/hives. i started take medicine and slowly it reduce.
on 4th october (108 days after that incident) i test hiv. and my hiv1 & hiv 2 antibody screening test, serum (screening by immunofiltration) result come as non-reactive.
but till date i suffer from that itching with red small dots like pimple on whole body.i consult with diff doctors some treat it as mites attacked, some r as pimple.but no one cure it. it become worsen on someday with heavy itching , red bump, nose blockage with sometimes heavy acidity with lower abdomen pain. m completely lost..dont knw wht to do???
1. may fingering or kissing are hiv risk?
2.may my test is conclusive or may i do another hiv test??
3..may all this symbol indicate towards hiv or some STI??
4.can i have any chance to test positive???
while kissing my partner had blood in her mouth,when we kiss i found the taste of blood and we stop only one kiss(2-4 second) and i had a one small dry cut (no bleeding) in my mouth. is that any risk oh HIV??
and now i am suffered from sign's of HIV like sore pain(like tonsil),lymph nodes(2-4),nausea,back pain.
is that any risk??
I did unprotected sex with a young girl (which, as she said she is not a CSW) on 18 April 2016. Let me call this incident as ‘A-Incident.' I licked her vagina, did vaginal encounter without condom (which, as she said she is very rare do a sex without condom before) and ejaculates in outside of her vagina. We did sex twice. After that, on 21 May 2016, ‘B-Incident’, I did sex with a CSW. I received blowjob service from her without a condom but when do vaginal encounter I wore a condom. On 7 June 2016, there were four ulcers on my left arm, I’ve got a cough and burp. And also a bit sore throat. I am fasting. There is no diarrhea, no swollen lymph nodes, no fever and no sprue. I started to think about HIV. Therefore I decided to check for HIV using CMIA method on 9 June 2016 (52 days from ‘A-incident’ and 19 days from ‘B-incident’) and got the result non-reactive 0,12. But I am still worried, then I took another test(also using CMIA method) on 25 June 2016 (68 days from ‘A-incident’ and 35 days from ‘B-incident’), and the result non-reactive 0,06. Last CMIA test was yesterday (12 July 2016, which 12 weeks+1 day/85 days after ‘A-incident’ and 52 days after ‘B-incident’). I did VDRL test as well, which the result was negative. My questions are: do I need another test? Does the last test is conclusive? Thank you before and sorry for my bad English.
I want know is that possible while kissing, my partner had blood in her mouth and when we kissed I found taste of blood and we stop kissing. only one kiss(2-4 second). and in my mouth one small dry cut(no bleeding) so what you think I have to test for HIV or not???
that accident happened 5 weeks ago, and now I had symptoms like nausea, little headaches and sore throat(very light like tonsil) is that sign of HIV ??
AND main thing I don't know my partner is HIV positive or not.
I met a guy off an app on 27th. We engaged in very rough kissing and mutual oral sex without ejaculation. The next day, my mouth was inflammed because of kissing. There was a tiny cut too. Exactly after 9 days, on the 6th night, I developed a mild sore throat. The next morning, I was feeling like I had a cold, and the temperature ranged between 99.0 - 99.5 F. I took some over the counter meds, and the sore throat eased. It came back again last night. I do not feel very feverish, and throughout the day, the temperature remains around 98.6 but during evenings, it goes up to 99.4. I have some phlegm and I cough mildly too. I do not catch colds easily, and the last time I had it was 3 years ago. Can blowing after rough kissing with a tiny cut cause HIV? The symptoms do not feel like a flu, but more like a cold. Yet, the sore throat is quite bad. I did not take PEP, as it is not recommended for oral sex without ejaculation. I knwo symptoms say nothing but considering my low-risk exposure (coupled with rough kissing), and the cold/sore throat symptoms, am I suffering from ARS?
Around November, I had unprotected oral sex. Im pretty sure he didnt cum or anything but three months later i started feeling flu like symptoms. I would feel this tingle on my lips for a few months, a few weeks ago i brushed my teeth with an old toothbrush that I switched after I had oral sex after my tongue started tingle/burning. Then i started having diaherra and i threw up twice and the second time it was because i put my finger in my throat and threw up water.. I didnt eat much that day so after i threw up that water i started to feel chills and pain through my whole body. after that everytime i ate or drank water i would just poo and pee it out. i felt really constipated. so i went to the doctors he said i was hiv negative but i told him i feel like this pin and needles but he said its been awhile since sexual contact. i found out i have hemorrhoids but i feel like this crawling sensation in my body.. is that hiv cd4 crawling inmy body? am i infected???
I have been constantly worried about my HIV status - it has now been 18 weeks since I had unprotected vaginal intercourse (lasted around 30seconds) with someone who I do not trust. I did a rapid test at 17,5 weeks and it came back negative, but my throat hurts a lot (my glands send waves of pain, I produce too much and too thick saliva and my ears and head hurt quite often - I have fever on and off). I have seen a number of doctors who have not been able to help me. My partner has been feeling a sore throat for the past three weeks, which makes me even more worried that I might have passed something onto him.
I would be really thankful if you could tell me what to do and how high the risk of my status turning positive still is.
Thank you very much.
Hello, I'll try to make long story short as much as possible.
On April 18th I've had unprotected oral sex exposure with unknown guy. The exposure was including both fellatio and cunnilingus and while performing fellatio he never ejaculated in my mouth. The whole process lasted for less than 20 minutes and It wasn't any of my concern until six weeks post this exposure. I started getting very sore throat with enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and armpits followed by muscle and joints pain. I also had white patches on the back of my throat that are still present today (12 weeks post exposure). I checked up with my family doctor who prescribed me penicillin for throat but It never helped and my throat is still present. Exactly six weeks post exposure I went to take tests for STD's including HIV and all results came back negative. The nurse told me because of my risk I shouldn't be concerned anymore about HIV infection and she even told me It's not necessary to get retested again but If I want just to give myself peace in mind I can get another test 12 weeks after possible exposure. I tried to listen to her advice and move on with my life but I started getting even more symptoms such as very itchy skin rash on my arms and chest as well as genital yeast infection. Dry cough was also present for a short time but now it seems to be returning. All these symptoms don't seem to go away and they are occurring over and over again so I decided to went for the second test after 12 weeks and currently I'm waiting for results.
I'm very scared and don't know what to think because I'm driving myself crazing by googling symptoms and although the nurse is convincing me my risk is almost negligible and even if there was risk Hiv test done at 6 weeks would in 95% of the cases picked up infecton by then. I'm going trough a lot and I'm not sure how will I handle this please give me your opinion of what are my chances of being contracted with HIV.