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Old 01-03-2013, 06:26 PM   #1
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Skin rashes - scared

I had a possible exposure about 3 weeks back. Recently, I started developing
pimples like skin condition on my chest, shoulders, back and thighs.
They started few but now there are at least 20-25 of them.
Also, near my genital area there is some noticeable skin peel off.
My doctor said that the first one is Folliculitis while the second one is jock itch.

I wanted to know if these two can be caused by HIV infection?

Thanks

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Old 01-03-2013, 08:55 PM   #2
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

nope,not at all
i have HIV and i have not experianced that.
what kind of possible exposure did you have?

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:12 AM   #3
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

Thanks for the reply smiteler. I had sex with two sex workers in Tijuana. Used condoms with both of them.

However with the second one, when I pulled out the condom - there was some dripping - and I am afraid its because the condom broke . Hence, the worry.

 
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

don't let your imagination take over.
you already have a doctor's diagnosis for the rash.
the rash from HIV comes and goes fast and
does not have pimples so whatever you have isn't HIV related.

 
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Old 01-04-2013, 09:16 AM   #5
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

Thanks for the comforting words.
Indeed what worried me was the co-incidence - what are the chances of having both of them 3 weeks after exposure.

I was worried so much that I felt feverish, low on morale for some time - but the temperature was alright.

I understand that I have to wait for 3 months for conclusive test, but is it advisable to be a test inbetween? say a month or so from the exposure?

 
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

For the past 28 days, I have been so worried that whenever I am alone, the only thought that comes to mind is if I have HIV.

1. Not sleeping well
2. Not eating well, lost lots of weight (problem since I am already on the lower end of weight spectrum).
3. Feels feverish but no temperature
4. Adding to the concern, my doctor thinks my skin condition is folliculitis, jock itch. Further I changed my spectacles recently and now I feel that my vision is blurry.

In short I feel like s*** most of the time.

Am I over reacting? Is my concern legit? Any thoughts on how should I proceed is highly appreciated.

 
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

You never had a risk of hiv, you used condoms and protected sex is just, protected. Stop wasting your time about hiv and see your doctor if your unwell.
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

What I do not get is, how can all of this happen - skin problems, feverish - all of a sudden?

 
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

What i dont get is why you would think its hiv when you had protected sex, its not logical, but its quite natural to ill from hundreds of other more common things, so only a doctor can help you resolve this buds.
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

With one of the sex workers, when I pulled out the condom - there was some dripping - and I am afraid its because the condom had broken . Hence, the worry.

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You never had a risk of hiv, you used condoms and protected sex is just, protected. Stop wasting your time about hiv and see your doctor if your unwell.

 
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

if the condom broke you would have noticed as it would be like a burst balloon and you would have a rubber ring around your penis.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:18 AM   #12
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

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if the condom broke you would have noticed as it would be like a burst balloon and you would have a rubber ring around your penis.
Thanks thats comforting. I was drunk, but I did not notice such a rubber ring.
That would definitely help me sleep

 
Old 01-26-2013, 06:11 PM   #13
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Re: Skin rashes - scared

Hi

I took "hiv-1/2 ab eia with reflexes" test 6 weeks post possible exposure and it came back negative.
I wanted to know how accurate are these tests 6 weeks post possible exposure? Is it more than 99% or something like that?

Thanks

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Re: Skin rashes - scared

Yes, it is more than 99% accurate or something like that (you read correctly).

 
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