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Old 12-10-2010, 07:51 AM   #1
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Please help me!!

Okay guys am back.my story is,i had a condom burst about 11 weeks ago on a sex worker and about 5 weeks later i developed a headache,chills,and some sort of rash/pimples on my forehead up to date.tested negative on 6 and 8 weeks but am dying with these symptoms.please advise.ohh and i have a pain in my right gum for a while now.i dont think its a lymphnode but but its not a tooth either

 
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Okay guys am back.my story is,i had a condom burst about 11 weeks ago on a sex worker and about 5 weeks later i developed a headache,chills,and some sort of rash/pimples on my forehead up to date.tested negative on 6 and 8 weeks but am dying with these symptoms.please advise.ohh and i have a pain in my right gum for a while now.i dont think its a lymphnode but but its not a tooth either

If you tested with a 4th generation test eg HIV DUO, then your results are unlikley to change. 8 weeks with a third generation is still good news. Do you know what test it was??

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Old 12-10-2010, 03:39 PM   #3
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Re: Please help me!!

Dont go off of symptoms take it from me. I had almost every symptom and I tested negative today at my 3 month mark. My lymph nodes are still swollen. IDK what it is but its not HIV... I tested at 4 weeks 6 weeks 10 weeks and 12&13 weeks and my results never changed so most likely yours wont either 8 weeks is a good indicator. GOOD LUCK!!

 
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Okay guys am back.my story is,i had a condom burst about 11 weeks ago on a sex worker and about 5 weeks later i developed a headache,chills,and some sort of rash/pimples on my forehead up to date.tested negative on 6 and 8 weeks but am dying with these symptoms.please advise.ohh and i have a pain in my right gum for a while now.i dont think its a lymphnode but but its not a tooth either
Hi there,

Sore teeth and gums have absolutely nothing to do with HIV nor as a rash on your forehead. Your tests on the other hand have everything to do with HIV. Given your extremely low risk exposure it is reasonable to state your tests are conclusive. You have not got HIV.

If you wish to take this to the three month mark, to ease your mind, feel free. Your status will not change, negative.

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Re: Please help me!!

believe your test results
your symptoms can be caused by many other things
besides hiv.
you are best off seeing a doctor
to figure out what the cause is.

 
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Re: Please help me!!

The test results at 8 weeks are very accurate and I agree with most of what has been said. However, I differ on one point- I would consider this to be a moderately high risk exposure based on the HIV prevalence in CSWs in your area of the world. I say this not because I think there is any chance that your negative result will change (I don't), but more for your future consideration as it seems likely that you will pursue these kind of encounters again.

It's good that you are using condoms, but I also recommend that in the future you attempt to discuss HIV status/testing history with the CSW prior to the 'deal' so to speak. If she seems hesitant or evasive then walk away from the encounter. Doing this should reduce your anxiety if you have a condom break in the future, and will act as as a 'hedge' to reduce your risk somewhat. And it's a good idea to discuss status with women who are not CSW's as well. People can lie, but studies have shown that people who discuss status before sex are at reduced risk for HIV.

 
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I did see the doctor at 6 weeks who also diagnosed me with a urinary tract infection which waas treated but still the chills and the headache wont go.i tested using these antibody detecting tests. I.e unigold. To be honest am dead scared.and hey can pleuritic chest pain be part of the ARS symptoms.my urethra still icthes at times though

 
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I did see the doctor at 6 weeks who also diagnosed me with a urinary tract infection which waas treated but still the chills and the headache wont go.i tested using these antibody detecting tests. I.e unigold. To be honest am dead scared.and hey can pleuritic chest pain be part of the ARS symptoms.my urethra still icthes at times though

Chest infections are not specific with HIV sero and if it was then you would have tested positive, as your negative with a thrid generation test at 8 weeks, i would concider that very much conclusive. I know its dam scary, but results never lie. Some times we just get infections or colds, the fact you had an exposure has freaked you out but its just a coincidence. If you doctor isnt worried then you shouldnt be. Besides the other person has to be HIV + in the first place, as you dont know her status its pure speculation. So stop worrying

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Old 01-16-2011, 03:57 AM   #9
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man i am in u're shoes right now and any form of a negative sign thus far should be welcomed.Keep u're head up.You don't say if you came in her or not,& how long do you think you might have been exposed?

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