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Old 03-07-2003, 04:06 AM   #1
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can anyone tell me what rash related to acute hiv looks like???? are they red patches or bumps? i have these small red bumps or spots with pus in them which look like pimples on my chest and back after my possible exposure.(condom broken or slipped off) are acne related to HIV cos i have quite a serious outbreak on my face since then..not only that i have aches all over my body(esp fingers, wrist, back, and feet) and feel light headed but i know they may be due to my anxiety or stress....can someone answer me before i commit suicide???????!!!!!!!!!

 
Old 03-07-2003, 09:44 AM   #2
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Tragic you need to take an HIV test. HIV is NEVER diagnosed by symptoms alone. You can have all the supposed symptoms and not have HIV it happens all the time. If the exposure was brief and a condom slipped, you are at very low risk ven if the person did have HIV. Your stress and anxiety over this might be causing some of your illnesses. Stress breaks down your immune system.

Please take a test just for piece of mind.Its probably -.


 
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Old 03-07-2003, 09:52 AM   #3
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thanks but i really cant take the test, infact i am dying to take the test but i cannot!! cos its just been 1 month +..i am thinking of taking the PCR test..do u think it will show if iam +????

 
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Hi tragic! Get tested at 3 months to be sure. But get tested, dude.

 
Old 03-07-2003, 11:35 AM   #5
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Tragic get tested just for piece of mind and to hold you off until the 90 days. NO test would be 100% accurate at this point. About 80% of people produce detectable antibodies within 30 days anyways. So if you get a test either antibody or PCR you need to get tested again in a month or 2. Whatever you do please do not panic you might be worrying needlessly. Do you know how many people are convinced they have HIV and once they test they realize they do not?

 
Old 03-07-2003, 07:14 PM   #6
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Temperamental,

Are there a lot of poeple who are seriously convinced that they have the virus and then find out they don't? Is that what usually happens?

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Yes. That its exactly the case. I'm a perfect example.

 
Old 03-20-2003, 06:39 PM   #8
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Hello. I don't think you should self diagnose. I have had a few guys in the last few years who I later found out cheated on me. One was looking at gay porn. I was frantic because I had these bumps on my behind that seemed odd. Ends up they were herpies! It can be anywhere on your skin, face or genitals. You may not have herpes, but you also may just have a rash. I had myself believing from self-diagnosing online that I had "itchy red bump" disease which is a sign of aids.
I also took the home access test and was negitive. I spent so much ridiculous time worrying over this for nothing. Best wishes to you.

 
Old 05-03-2003, 09:29 PM   #9
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I am totally freaked out by a stupid sexual unprotected encounter and am convinced I have HIV due to my symptoms which fit alot of the data. I am stressing incredibly and am afraid to get tested. I have called the person twice and he absolutely swears he was tested a month and a half prior to the encounter and was negative. I keep reading into it as his not knowing what tested meant and maybe he really didn't get the HIV test. He isn't a bad person and certainly seems sincere. I have known him for a couple years just as someone in passing. I was convinced prior to my symptoms. it seems I made them appear. I now seem to have the typical mono like illness although I am not tired. My nodes are not big but there are some in the neck. I think my palpating them constantly has mad my neck worse. I had a slight rash on my neck that also coincided with Keflex meds and I seem to get flushed and feel warm at different timnes of the day and am very concerned. I do not have any large lymph nodes anywhere but seem to burn in neck , underarm and groin ares at times. I have palpated these areas and may have caused the inflammation myself. I cannot seem to rest and am totally and undeniably stressed out to the max. I did go on several antibiotics right after the exposure without actual STD testing just to clean my system of whatever may have appeared and this probably made me worse off in the end. I wish I could convince myself I am ok and just get the test but I am terrified.

 
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