Hello to all on the forums. 3 months ago I performed oral sex on a female of an uknown status. I later found out not very assuring things about her STD protection. I also probably got in contact with her blood, via a bruised lip she had ( we clashed accidentally while we kissed).
Now , 4 weeks after exposure I got a weird rash on my feet, palms , and on my groin and anal region. 5th week after exposure I did a Rapid Combo ag/at blood test which came negative. 6th week I got seriously ill, with flu like symptoms ie ( nausea, pain in joints, and muscles , headache) but no fever. This passed but since 8th week I developed a lingering fever (37,3 -37) and a lower back and neck muscle stiffnes and general malaise. My rash subsided but now the skin is peeling of. I fell generally unwell. I have a few questions. What is the worth of that test I took ? Would It be any accurate 5th week after exposure and during the symptoms ? Why would the symptoms last so long ? I've ruled out anxiety since I doubt that I can get a thermometer-registered fever from anxiety. Anyone heard of anything similar ? I'm just awaiting few more days for a new test.
Oral sex and kissing are not a risk of HIV transmission. This has been proven over 30 years of study. Now the so called blood your concern about would not be enough to pose a risk and of course thats assuming she has HIV in the first place which of course is very unlikley.
You test has very much proved your status by being negative after your symptoms.
You are HIV negative thats for sure.
You could test for all std's to rule them out but a doctor is the best place for you now and one would have thought if you were that ill and concerned you would have been to see one already.
To conclude, your HIV negative from a no risk situation, test for std's to rule them out and visit a doctor if you continue to feel unwell.
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Given the fact you were not even exposed to an HIV infection your test at 4 weeks is extremely accurate. You should work with a doctor is in a far better to position to rule things in and out than you yourself are.
Buddy having needless tests for something that you clearly have no realistic chance of having carries with it, its own risks. HIV testing is not infallible; they do sometimes return a positive result even though that person does not have HIV. This is called a false positive, it happens, I’ve seen it happen, it is well documented it happens and the effects can be devastating.
Nothing you have described is in anyway symptomatic of an HIV infection and given the fact you were not at any risk of n HIV infection and your negative result your ailments are not HIV related. If you wish to have another test to confirm this you should expect negative results.
First of all thank you for your replies. I'm aware about the low risk. What got me on the HIV train was that the lady i was in contact with later mentioned to me that " she doesn't use protection, because only junkies get HIV". You are right, I've lived in a kind of limbo till now, did not want to go to doctor except for that test I took. I'm gonna get one more HIV and STD test and see what will it bring out, and then focus on other causes in conjuction with a doctor. I really do feel very weak and sick /w constant lymph node pain, chills and muscle and neck stiffness. Thank you all .