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Avatar f tn A few weeks later I noticed I had a stuffy nose and flem in my throat but no fever or swollen nodes not even a sore throat. Now 8 weeks later I developed this rash on my chest, it's a little red and it is like dry skin that burns and I'm feeling it on my face a little too. A few days ago I did put on some new benzoyl peroxide cream. Allergic reaction or hiv? I have no other symptoms except tiredness here and there which I also have low thyroid and I have been experiencing headaches.
Avatar f tn A few weeks later I noticed I had a stuffy nose and flem in my throat but no fever or swollen nodes not even a sore throat. Now 8 weeks later I developed this rash on my chest, it's a little red and it is like dry skin that burns and I'm feeling it on my face a little too. A few days ago I did put on some new benzoyl peroxide cream. Allergic reaction or hiv? I have no other symptoms except tiredness here and there which I also have low thyroid and I have been experiencing headaches.
Avatar n tn To answer the title question- symptoms DO NOT tell you whether you are positive or not. Testing is the only way to know. You don't need to test at 6 months, your 3 month result will be conclusive. You can also test at 6 weeks for a good indication of your status. You are greatly overreacting, your risk is very low, and it is very likely that your tests will be negative.
Avatar f tn Do I have HIV? My height is 5.11 feet weight 73-74kgs.Apetite normal with no sign of diarrhoea or weight loss. I had unprotected sex with a prostitute for hardly 3-4minutes 5weeks ago but she said she is not HIV positive. I am tensed please help me. During sex neither of us did ***.
Avatar f tn Not sure what you're asking. Once a person is HIV+, they will always be positive. A positive person who has unprotected intercourse with ANYONE, pregnant or not...can infect that person. Having unprotected sex with a positive person is always a risk, but will not DEFINITELY result in that person getting infected. Does that help?
Avatar n tn As I said during your last exchange with me, your exposure was no risk for HIV. The symptoms you describe are not suggestive of HIV. It appears that you are looking on the internet and trying to match your symptoms, which are most likely all due to anxiety, to symptoms of HIV infection. This is an error since there are no symptoms which are highly specific for HIV and as a result you can find reports of just about anything being associated with HIV.
Avatar n tn i read that cipro does not work on viruses. i went over an extensive list of hiv symptoms over the net. i never had rash...thrush..serious headaches..ect... but i did read that prostatis is a symptom. years before the risky sexual encounter..i had bowel issues ( stress and diet ) my question is this...everywhere i read..i see uti's in men could mean hiv..and i'm terrified. other than this " uti " ..i don't really have any of the other symptoms.
Avatar f tn well...for starters...ars synptoms do not come on one at a time over a period of weeks. one can NEVER diagnose hiv by symptoms...as the symptoms of ars can also be caused by numberous other things...MAINLY STRESS AND ANXIETY!!!!! now...your chance of being infected on this one time encounter are very low...even lower considering the fact that he "probably" does not have hiv himself...but it CAN happen. although he did not ejaculate in you...hiv is present in pre-seminal fluid also.
Avatar m tn sir i am worried if i tested positive then sir tell me hiv pcr test after 7 days of exposure is reliable and accurate sir i was not wearing condom and i was completely naked and nude but no sexual intercourse she gave me handjob and rub my penis with her hands tell me hiv risk she pution massage lotion also on my penis sir i rub my penis on her naked body but no penetration and no blowjob sir u think i am infected with hiv virus sir i tested for hiv pcr test rna after 7 days and came back posit
Avatar f tn Hello I’m really desperate and I hope you guys help me to clear my mind I had an exposure (condom broke) on may18th after 13 days I decided to go for an HIV RNA test that came back negative after 4 weeks I decided to buy an oraquick that came back positive the same day bought 3 all positive with a flate line At that time I was taking Penazopyridine the label on the drug said it could interfere on some lab work the same day I went to the clinic and they do an INSTI test with blood that came back
Avatar f tn teak has been hiv positibe for 28 years. he is living a normal life.
Avatar n tn Your negative result shows you did not catch HIV, regardless of the exposure and regarldess of whether or not your partner has HIV. In any case, an illness with bruising and fever is not particularly suspicious of a new HIV infection. And even it is due to HIV, it would mean she caught the virus 1-2 weeks before onset of her symptoms -- i.e. a long time after your exposure to her. So you can definitely expect your repeat test to also be negative.
Avatar n tn So pls get ELISA and western blot done to check your HIV status. Some countries have HIV testing done at home.For this HIV kits are available in the market. The testing procedure involves pricking your finger, placing drops of blood on a specially treated card, and then mailing the card in for testing at a licensed laboratory. The test uses traditional ELISA and Western blot procedures and has been shown to be as reliable as HIV tests used by doctors and hospitals.
Avatar m tn an inconclusive test does not mean "positive".
Avatar m tn i had sex with my aunt 2 years ago one time and definitely tell she dont have hiv my question i will get hiv though my aunt did not have and these 2 years i donated blood 4 times while 5 time they call me that iam hiv so should i reliable to this and they tested pcr rna
Avatar m tn Is it possible that I have had mono this whole time and havent showed symptoms except for swollen lymph nodes until recently or is it a good chance it is HIV? I do not want to go in for another HIV test because I am too scared of the results. Ever since Nov 30 of last year of have practiced safe sex. I don't know what to do. I am so scared and it has taken over my life. Please somebody give me some reassurance. I havent lost a dramatic amount of weight and havent developed a rash of any kind.
Avatar f tn I looked at the condum it appered to be in tact I thought I felt it tear but when I looked at the top portion it was still in tack maby it tore at the bottem maby I got infected from not cleaning myself after sex I just know I'm positive
Avatar n tn If he was infected and you had unprotected sex many times, then the chances increase but getting HIV is still not a certainty. Most likely, you are fine - but you should definitely go get tested. For piece of mind & to avoid spreading it to any future partners.
Avatar n tn I have previously posted a question and am posting it here again and hope will get answers. Regardless of low risk scenario or high risk scenario. If a person is indeed infected with HIV, and gets tested at the 12 weeks mark (84 days), using Immuno Chemistry method which detects antibodies and antigen for both HIV1 and HIV2: 1) Will the results be negative if he is having ARS symptoms? For example, he gets ARS around the 6 weeks post exposure and symptoms stayed on untill the 12 weeks mark.
Avatar n tn You do not have to let HIV control you or your life - the wonderful drugs on the market today, and those coming down the pipeline on a yearly basis will help *you* control HIV. It is said that for most people who test positive these days a long and happy life is certainly still in front of them. But, you need to act. Get to a doctor who specializes in HIV care and start getting the baseline workups you need to determine things like your viral load, drug resistance, etc.
Avatar f tn Decided to get a STD test too since it was free. Blood was drawn for the vdrl, and a urine sample was taken (I think for HIV or STD) sampling. Went back for the results and everything was neg except for Herpes 2 Simplex. I asked to see the paper with the results on it and it said positive with a 1. Something. I have not had any type of intercourse at all since a year ago (1 time). I am wondering if I should get a another test done.
Avatar m tn Most likely you misunderstood what the doc said about HIV test results. If not, he has a very peculiar perspective on HIV testing. What you read on this forum is correct: with the standard HIV antibody tests in current use, almost everybody (98% or more) with a new HIV infection has positive test results by 6-8 weeks and virtually 100% by 3 months. The idea that only 75% would be positive by 9 months is, well, ludicrous.
Avatar m tn Hello doctor I am 23 year old guy and worried about wether I am infected with hiv or not. Below are my details I had a high risk exposure of unprotected anal intercourse with a random guy on 2nd sept 2013. I didnt had any feeling after that but after around 7 weeks I somehow started panicing about hiv infection and I did HIV 1&2 antibody p24 antigen test after 53 days of my exposure which came negative.