Anonymous
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


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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of acquiring HIV through unprotected vaginal and oral sex. This scenario is determined to be High Risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission). Unprotected vaginal sex is considered to be a high risk activity as there is a potential for HIV transmission because they involve an exchange of body fluids. From the information given though, all of your HIV test results have come back negative. The DUO test is a 4th generation test and is considered conclusive at 12 weeks with a 99.9% accuracy [1].

At this point, we recommend you refer to a physician in regards to the symptoms you are experiencing.

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, Ashley


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