Originally Posted by joggen
Burning feet is not a symptom of HIV and neither is burning in your genital region or anywhere else. However, the question of whether these sensations are symptoms of HIV is completely irrelevant with respect to your HIV status. The only way to know your status is to have an HIV test. You can't judge your HIV status by monitoring yourself for symptoms.
Had you followed your doctor's advice you wouldn't be 'freaked out' to this extent- what freaks people out so much is doubt. An HIV test clears all doubt- even if the test turns out to be positive- not knowing your status is much worse than having an answer. In all likelihood your test will be negative and you won't have to worry about HIV. Please stop worrying about symptoms and go have an HIV test and put this behind you.
And nobody on this forum can tell you how to 'cure' your burning feet problem- for that issue you need to keep working with your doctor.
I agree with Joggen for the most part. Just go get tested if you have HIV you have it and then you can move on and get the proper treatment. It would be extremely unlikely for you to be HIV positive but not getting tested is doing you no good whatsoever. On another forum there is a section called I'm positive I'm positive and there are people who post messages to a doctor and in a fair amount of cases these individuals haven't even gotten tested.
Symptoms are unreliable for figuring out your HIV status.A lot of symptoms are subjective in other words only the person experiencing them truly knows how they feel and the interpretation they make based on how they feel and what there body is telling them.
One point I don't agree with is that neurological symptoms aren't related to HIV when in fact they appear in approximately 8% of acute HIV infections. In those with an established infection approximately one in ten the first symptom they notice is neurological. Peripheral neuruopathy or demyelinating polyneuropathy whatever you want to call it.
Part of the reason that in about 10% of people the first symptom they notice is neurological is because that the other symptoms associated with HIV are more common and in virtually all cases can be attributed to something else such as fatigue, diarrhea, or a loss of appetite which some people don't really notice since eating isn't a priority, like it would be if you're into fitness.
With that said neurological symptoms can appear in many other diseases such CFS which has strong viral ties one study showed a link to XMRV another retrovirus, multiple sclerosis, to something rare like Guillain–Barrι syndrome. Even autoimmune disorders like Crohn’s Disease can give neurological symptoms. The vast vast majority of neurological symptoms aren't related to HIV that is if you truly are having neurological symptoms or as you put it "burning feet".
Speaking for myself I had a strange acute illness which included a rash, a fever, neurological symptoms, diarrhea, neck lymph node pain, extreme fatigue, multiple cold sores, and other skin issues. I had elevated WBC counts for multiple weeks specifically neutrophils. It doesn't take a genius to figure out I caught something infectious.
These acute symptoms came after sexual encounters with two very promiscuous women. Not to mention I'm still having unexplained neurological symptoms, fatigue, a lack of appetite, loose stools and diarrhea.