Please help as I am in extreme tension for my life. On 24th February, 2013 i had intercourse with a sex worker with two condoms-on. Post the sexual activity I checked the condoms thoroughly and they didn't broke or leaked at all. Though my worry does not concerns the intercourse rather its regarding the fingering act that i did with her before our intercourse. I am not sure about any small injury on finger i inserted but probably it wasn't.
After 13 days later i began to feel aches in my back, sweating more that others (not specifically night sweats), sudden pains in armpits, in nerves of hand and legs, once in anus area also, elbows n other ankle area. During second week my fever was between 98.4 to 99.15 constantly every day n night (might be due excessive stress and anxiety) and i was also sweating at night more than a normal person would. At times (at present also) my body starts heating-up (burning from inside) though not feverish on measuring temperature. Is this a sign of spreading of HIV infection in the body? I feel a lot of numbness also in my hands n legs many times a day.
When I ask her (sex worker) about the status of her health she tells me that she is perfectly fine and that she always uses a condom with every client she goes with. I am very scared for my life being under threat of this deadly infection. Please advice on my chances of being infected. Thanks!
On March 23, 2013 i went to a barber's shop to get shaved. I have previously done shaving at home which was not proper coz of razor blades not being that sharp anymore which left irritation on my face skin and burning at some places with some wounds. Now that barber applied the clipper with a fresh blade on my face and i started to bled on chin with small/dry wounds on my neck (where these wounds occurred when i shaved myself). I noticed the blood sticking with the shaving foam & my hair. My worry is if the guy who got shaved before me was bleeding at all, then what are my chances of getting infected, although i remember & reconfirmed with the barber that guy wasn't bleeding at all & myself saw that the barber cleaned the inside of clipper with a cleanser.
I am having diarrhea like symptoms having to pass stool 2-3 times a day now (especially after having a meal indicates a weak digestive system) but not particularly watery stools but yes atleast for one time it’s a watery stool also & consistent stiffness and pain in neck.
On March 25, 2013 it started, i began with a minor cold and watery nose (FYI its quite changing weather conditions i.e.. from winter to summer, at this time of the year here in New Delhi, India and may be it happened coz of me having refrigerated beverages and water). By On March 27, 2013 it became worse and i had extreme/unbearable pain in my lower region of throat (area in the center where neck and chest connects), had difficulty swallowing food. I took steam on On March 26, 2013 with vicks with both mouth and nose open, for which suspect that had a adverse effect on my throat. But the most scaring thing is that due to persistent throat pain and cold i had fever of 100.6*F which came down to normal in a day’s time after taking medicines. Also there was enormous pain whenever i coughed and had to spit a lot of phlegm whole day which was reddish at times and for 2-3 times showed clear blood stains on it. This was also accompanied with constant body aces.
Just wanted to does the first fever caused by HIV can happen after a month, I mean is there any case where anyone have experienced it so soon and can does the fever comes down within one day after taking regular medicines or continues till 1 week as it generally does?
I got the latest ELISA tests done as follows:
For me @ 2nd March, 2013 i.e.. 6 days after possible exposure.
For her @ 4th March, 2013 i.e.. 8 days after possible exposure, and both tested negative.
I have been diagnosed with Urine Infection having pus cells in my urine twice as follows:
1) 8-10 pus cells/Hpf on 3/2/13
2) 5-6 pus cells/Hpf on 3/21/13
I tested for HIV 1 & 2 and P24 CMIA Combo test @ 32 days after exposure and tested non-reactive (with index value of 0.15) which i hope is a good sign or should I take it as conclusive?
Now after going through the above symptoms, I am worrying if they can be HIV symptoms (considering both of my possible exposures of 2/24/13 & 3/23/13 and it’s more than a month now) or just a response of body to the changing weather.
Your response would be of great help. Thanks!
On August 2012 i had sex with a sex worker.Five weeks after that i had a lot of symptoms;fever,white tongue,loss of appetite,night sweating,red scrotum,joint pain,flu,dry cough.I got so scared and 6 weeks after spousal exposure i got a HIV antibody(combo-4th generation)test which was negative.I repeated same test at 12,14 weeks and 6 months and i got the same result-Negative.Now 8 months later i think all day-night long about the fact that i had the symptoms and the fact why those symptoms happened at 5 weeks after...i don't think about the result.what do u think can i move on in my life.Am i HIV negative or i need to retest.Thnx so much.
I had protected anal sex on March 23. I was the Top and wore a condom, it did not come off while having sex because I made sure of it. I took the condom off and looked at it and didn't seem to leak anything. The next day I developed diarrhea and have diarrhea for the past 10 days. Also, the 4th day after I had sex my throat started to tickle, then I developed a sore throat that has not gone away for the past week I had it (7 days). I'm really scared that these are early symptoms. Is it too early for this to happen? I got tested two days ago and waiting my results today but Im scared and paranoid.
while there's a lot of uncertainty about exact HIV window. which leaves me with more questions and unable to accept my 6 months test result.
given my persistent lymph nodes over 6 months now is there a chance of results changing later? coz surely there is something which docs have not yet figured or does it take rapid test more time than conventional tests?
I recently had protected sex with a Thai commercial sex worker. After sex I removed my own condom and touched my penis. Now 6 days later I have a rash of 7 raised red lumps with whitish centers on the inside of my elbox and 2 more lumps on my shoulder. I will get tested next week however is it possible that I have contracted HIV?
Thanks in advance.
am a 25 year old male from India . never had sex or used injection drugs.. but i have symptoms like stiffness of neck , numbness in hands, all AIDS related symtoms.. and i was bitten by a HIV positive neighbour 3 years before. i have read that HIV dont gets transmitted through human bite unless blood is involved( like bleeding gums of HIV positive person bites deep to give a blood injury). i am very much concerned. I took test on march 31st 2013. And the results are
INVESTIGATION RESULT UNIT REFERENCE RANGE
Serology 0.047 COI <0.239 : negative
HIV 1 & 2 with p24 antigen(4th gen) Negative >0.239 : positive
My questions are
1. what does the test looks like to u. does this test looked for both antibodies and p24 antigen. if it is only for p24 antigen, am afraid that i did not test for a recent infection
2. If a completely healthy person does elisa test, will he get a index value of 0.000
3.does the index value by any chance indicates that am towards seroconversion or at a preliminary stage of an infection.
Am confused pls help me...
Hi there, I had sex with a girl I had just met in a bar in London and the condom broke. I had every single symptom under the sun including the fever and drenching night sweets about 10 days after the incident. I was tested at 6 weeks with a HIV duo test and it was negative. Then I tested at 9 and a half weeks antibody only and it was negative. I then took a test at about 15 weeks and 3 days antibody only and this was also negative. I know guidelines suggest 3 months but I have penile thrush that just won't go away. It has been diagnosed by a doctor and he told me to use creams but its not working. Because this thrush has gone on so long I can't take HIV out of my mind. Am I looking into this way too much? Thanks for your help!
i had deep kiss with a lady.by then i had a cut on my lips and sores in my mouth.She claims she had sores in and around the mouth too.it could be possible because in that season in my country the weather changes and people are susceptible to having sores in the mouth especially when they don't use a cream.i also fingered (put my finger in her) her.unfortunately i am someone who bites my finger nails and thus the skin around my finger is exposed.i don't know her HIV status but i know she has a posterior uveitis which can be a symptom of HIV. Two weeks later i started having fever, loss of appetite,sweating, oral ulcers, joint and leg pains i have never experienced before.i have been to the hospital but the doctors cant detect anything.
Five (5) weeks later i went to do a rapid test with oraquick and it was negative.
My question is:
1.is it possible i got HIV by kissing since we both had sores in our mouth.on CDC website there is such a case 2.Please what about the fingering.can the fluid enter the exposed skin area on my finger 3.Am i not experiencing primary HIV symptoms 4.how is my negative at 5 weeks predictive of my status in 3 months.
NB:I have persuaded the lady but she does not want to go for the test