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Old 11-20-2012, 07:53 PM   #1
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HIV Risk Assemement

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.

What are the thought as to my potential risk.

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Old 11-21-2012, 01:00 AM   #2
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

Quiet simple, its never a risk.

1. A pimple would not be a concern as it would not get into your blood stream.

2. HIV cannot survive outside the host and would not replicate, so its not a risk.

In short you have nothing at all to worry about.
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Old 11-21-2012, 05:05 AM   #3
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

Even if it was an open pimple? The virus wouldn't survive the short peroid of time?

 
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

As i said above.
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

A couple of follow up questions. If one were to get tested at 6 weeks, is there a specific type of test that should be done?

Secondly if one had an early HIV rash, how long do they typically last and how you treat them?

I understand sometimes there are no syptoms, but typcially if there are will you see them by the 6th week?

I only ask because there was other oral contact between us (penis/anus)

 
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A couple of follow up questions. If one were to get tested at 6 weeks, is there a specific type of test that should be done?

You never had a risk. Any test is pointless because of that but yes any test will be fine.

Secondly if one had an early HIV rash, how long do they typically last and how you treat them?

You never had a risk, so you wont have one.

I understand sometimes there are no syptoms, but typcially if there are will you see them by the 6th week?

Only if you had a risk, but you didnt so you will get no symptoms

I only ask because there was other oral contact between us (penis/anus)
Thats not a risk either, but hey test away if you need peace of mind but nothing you have said puts you at risk of HIV.
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Thanks! I know something is going on, I just don't know what it is. I'm going to get tested again today, post 6 weeks and hopefully they confirm your thoughts.

It would still be nice to know for those who have risks/early hiv rash to understand more about it. How long it lasts, any way to control it, and how it typically looks. Spots, sores, or general rash?

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Thanks! I know something is going on, I just don't know what it is. I'm going to get tested again today, post 6 weeks and hopefully they confirm your thoughts.

It would still be nice to know for those who have risks/early hiv rash to understand more about it. How long it lasts, any way to control it, and how it typically looks. Spots, sores, or general rash?
Not everyone gets a rash, those that do it comes from 2 - 6 and very unlikey to be on its own. Its an all over rash that can last 1-2 weeks.

If you have a HIV rash then you will test positive, but as you didnt the result will be negative buds.
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

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.

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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.

 
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Re: HIV Risk Assemement

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

 
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