Short story is that a guy ejaculated on my chest and I had a pimple that I had picked. I used a towel and wiped the semen off my chest. Showered afterwards. What are my risks?
A couple days later I had a groin rash outlining my testicle's sac and it went away fairly quick. 2 weeks later a light rash started on my chest, some burning in the groin area. The rash has now (6 weeks) spread to my neck, face, shoulders and now back. Tested 7 days after exposure and naturally it came back clean, as well as all other STD's. The Dr (Family Dr) says rash is not associated with early HIV. Minor sore throat off and on last couple of weeks (4-6 weeks). No fever, some aches in muscles, etc., but nothing terrible. No flu no sores, just a growing rash and today water diahrea after a solid bowel movenent (lighter in color).
Naturally Im freaked out and not super confident that my Dr has much expereince with possible HIV. Treating rash with sterioids (day 5) and no improvement. Talked to a HIV hotline and they said if I havent' gotten really sick or no feve, i shoudl be good, but still would test. I read here that after 6 weeks the test is fairly accurate and Im thinking of testing again.
To follow up, I went ahead and had another test at 6.5 weeks post incident. My report says HIV Antigne/Antibody (designed to detect P24 antigen). Other Observation and Reference interval (not sure wht these mean) were both non reactive. I will test one more time @ 3 months.
What makes it so hard, is that I'm at 7.5 weeks post incident and I've got this neck/face rash that it 3 weeks old. And yes I know you can't identify by symptom, but it makes your mind wonder.
Anyways, I wanted to report my findings. Thanks for assessing my risk and commmenting.
And yes I know you can't identify by symptom, but it makes your mind wonder.
Why does it make you wonder? Did there never in the existence of human beings exist such things as skin rash (in your case) or things like (not in your case) fever, chills, sweats, swollen nodes, yada yada yada? All these "symptoms" people freak themselves out over are nothing more than coincidental things that happened to appear after they had a real or peerceived risk.
You had no risk....you can test a dozen times and not one person here will be surprised by your negative results.
Well when you are uninformed and don't know all the facts about HIV you fail to rationalize that there can be a coincidental symptons. Thanks to people here you help clarify that and point people in the right direction. I was afraid my issues were HIV related, but they are not. They tied to something else and or due to stress.
I thought by posting I was comfirming I didnt' need to test (which was already scheduled) since i had no risk