My initial test results have come back Negative. Whew!!! I know it's only a 3.5 week test, but I can't tell you how much better I feel after that result.
I went to an HIV specialist who said my systems did not clinically appear to be ARS, although he says he could be wrong. He said he thinks I have a bad UTI which reached my kidneys causing the burning sensation in my back, nausea and even rash. Now, a kidney infection is serious, but not as serious as HIV. He said my initial test didn't show infection, but sometimes it takes a while for these things to show. He did examine my throat, and said it did look inflammed and red, but thought it was possibly strep or another bacteria even though I tested negative for strep. He gave me meds which we treat both the UTI and possible strep.
What a load off. I told the man I've been seeing about the whole thing, came clean. Of course he felt bad, and told me that I should have shared my fears with him before. He had an HiV test just 7 months ago - negative.
Of course, I'm not out of the woods yet. The ID doc did a viral load test on me to be sure. I'll need to wait 4 days for those results (4 long days), but overall I feel positive....err...perphaps positve isn't the best choice of words here.
Kevin, what do you think? I feel so much better having done all the testing I could do at this point. And I'll never make such a mistake again! Regardless of how this turns out.
But for now...
Thanks for all your support. Especiallay a bloke named Kev! I'll keep you posted.