Hiv symptoms facts

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Avatar m tn Thanks a lot for your help, i had one more exposure past 10 months bach that was condom broken incident and i was tested 4-5 time for that exposure all test result was negative and my last test was done after 9months of my 1st exposure for that region only i am asking again and again that after 9months any hiv symptoms can comes or not. Thanks once again for helping me.
Avatar m tn I don't think these symptoms are STD or HIV related at all. Have you ever had an STD check up?
Avatar n tn If she had HIV it's 1/2000, not 1/500. IF she had HIV and gonorrhea (which I highly doubt since she uses condoms regularly) it would increase this risk somewhat, but it's impossible to tell how much. The 1/2000 figure is a theoretical average that takes into account having other STD's/open sores etc... I know you're not going to believe me, but your chances of getting HIV are extremely slim...Somewhere in the order of 1 in 20,000 at most.
Avatar m tn I'm taking antibiotics now for prostatitis (cipro) and diox something for std. My dr now worries that maybe this was herpes and I just had symptoms without OBs or only very minor rash. He said chlamydia wouldn't last 2 months and wouldn't cause these pains. I asked if it could cause prostatitis and he said yes but symptoms would have shown for chlamydia earlier. I thought I had a leaky pipe during this time and it just got mucus like 3 days ago... So maybe i missed it? I'm lost.
480448 tn?1426952138 I am very honored to be a regular contributor on the HIV Prevention Forum here at MH. The forum is very busy, and we often get the same inquiries over and over. I figured that putting together a journal entry covering the most popular topics, and just laying out the facts may be helpful. I also invite Lizzie Lou and Teak to share their thoughts, and to cover anything I may have missed.
Avatar n tn 5) Such symptoms do not hint at HIV or any STD. They are unrelated to your sexual exposures. 6) I can't think of anything else you need to know or worry about. If I had been in your circumstances, I would not have gotten tested for HIV or anything else and I never would have stopped having unprotected sex with your wife. It is 100% safe for you to resume relations with yours. I urge you to stop worrying or even thinking about these events. They are in the past and carried no health risk.
Avatar n tn I have been in a really bad way for days over hiv risk which teak and others rightfully class as pretty non existent. for me in high school there was no sex ed on hiv and i spent days online looking up symptoms and getting very stressed.
Avatar m tn 1) Should I be concerned about HIV due to what could be an enlarged spleen? (in view of having no other symptoms except slight weight loss) Could this be a form of very mild primary HIV infection? 2) Would such mild symptoms (no other symptoms - no fever, rash, etc.) be indicative of HIV or another STD? Should I seek specialized medical advice because of these or do I just wait for my 12 week HIV test and move on, if negative?
Avatar f tn It is there or it is not and can still be passed even if there are no symptoms. 3. Chlamydia is not like HIV and does not enter the bloodstream to infect breast milk. It would cause PID first and be detected and eventually cured before it got that far. 4. Testing today is very accurate. Mostly because of human error, there may be false results from time to time. 5. Test results are accurate about a week after initial infection. Her baby is not at risk.
Avatar n tn Please accept my apologies if you have answered the same in past, but may have been in different threads. 1) I have read on many websites that some people may go without any symptoms of HIV for quite some time, while others do get one or more symptoms. Is there any data on what percentage do these people represent who go without symptoms for quite a while? 2) I have understood from replies to many questions on this forum that sex without ejaculation may be less risky than otherwise.
Avatar f tn (after 4months and 15days) That's why HIV doesnt rely on symptoms.
Avatar m tn HIV has no specific symptoms.
Avatar m tn The proporion of women in the UK (and throughout Western Europe, North America, and almost all industriaized countries) who have HIV is very low -- under 1 in 1,000 in most settings, even lower if you avoid obvious drug users, commercial sex workers, partners of known HIV-infected men, and immigrants from high-HIV areas of the world. As a generalization, people who are themselves responsible about sex usually tend to be drawn to partners of like mind -- and it sounds like this applies to you.
Avatar m tn And from what I read, seem very much like what the symptoms are for the onset of HIV. The main one just recently is a tingling sensation in my right foot at the tips of my toes. This incident involved a woman that I don't even know that lives in my apt. complex... I am waiting to get my blood work back from my Dr. in the next couple of days since I just had it done. I have also been very stressed out about the idea of being HIV positive.
Avatar n tn // Above this, please be aware of this facts : HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host, except under laboratory conditions. HIV does not survive in the open air.
Avatar n tn You have a good understanding of the timing of the ARS and the subsequent time course of HIV infection. However, you have seemed to missed our repeated statements that the symptoms of the ARS are TOTALLY non-specific and when people experience "ARS symptoms" they are much more likely to have something else, usually some other, more typical virus infection.
1503835 tn?1302984542 Symptoms are not helpful in judging new HIV infections. The identical symptoms occur in acute HIV infection and in innumerable other, minor medical conditions. In any case, your symptoms are on the late side -- usual onset is 10-14 days -- and HIV rarely causes only minor pharyngitis or low grade fever. Over two thirds of newly infected people have all 3 among severe sore throat, fever (typcially 38C or higher), and body-wide skin rash.
Avatar m tn Welcome to our Forum. I see that you have asked the same question earlier of Dr. Handsfield and have asked this questions as two separate questions on this Forum. I have deleted your second question on this Forum and have read Dr. Handsfield’ response to you. I agree with what he has said to you. The exposure you describe was no risk for HIV. Even if your partner had HIV and that is unlikely, condom protected sex is safe sex and does not put you at risk for HIV.
Avatar f tn My fingers make the HSV/HIV (or HPV/HIV) typo all the time. I have alarmed the occasional forum user because of it!
480448 tn?1426952138 I want to discuss the great oral sex debate. This is probably THE most common topic we see on the HIV forum. We get criticized a lot for stating that oral sex is "no risk". What people fail to understand is HOW we came to that conclusion. You have to look at the SCIENTIFIC facts, along with the statistics. I'm going to try to explain them to you...
Avatar f tn Im just following up on what i have been reading on this forum, and just trying to learn more about HIV. There are lots of posters who have 'symptoms' that either are sequential, i.e. one after another, or have symptoms that start quite late. Is it common knowledge in the medical field that ARS symptoms start within a certain timeframe? So far, i have gathered from this forum that is it within 2-4 weeks.
Avatar m tn when someone acquires HIV, and they get the primary the fever and what not. Are the symptoms usually something that you would notice. In other words, would it feel like a cold, or more serious than that. I know not all people get early symptoms...but if they do. Thank for your help guys!
Avatar m tn all test where the insti 60 second test and she has a crazy coughing but other wise fine we stop talking and having sex ,my symptoms all say hiv especially the tongue ulcers and the weird tongue that hurts google says its happens durring ars
1277632 tn?1327598315 1) Unprotected Oral with CSW 2) Symptoms appearing after 7 days. 2) Don't think I had penetrative sex (I remember the oral part, don't remember or think there was sex involved) 3) Burning/tingling sensation on tip penis constantly, also when peeing. Not sharp pain, but I feel it. 4) Pain in left and right groin area 5) Pain in the border line of my right chest muscle and under arm pit, only when I move up and down. Pain also under the left arm. I feel my lymph nodes, I can see they are there.
Avatar m tn Basically what I'm asking can Acute HIV symptoms appear after the 2 to 4 week period? Sex n feb symptoms in may basically.
Avatar f tn Took Azitromax 1000 mg and later Cipro 1000 mg ( not tested). Also tried Valtrex 7 days with no change in symptoms Daily symptoms up til today, tender and slightly swollen meatus, utethral discomfort/ slight pain. No apparent blisters or ulcers, no discharge, normal lymphnodes. Last 4-6 weeks pinprick pain in legs, feet, nates and hands.Tested at 2 weeks: hiv, chlam, syf, mycopl, urine, hematology- all normal. At 4 weeks Gon and Hsv combo- negative. 6 weeks utethral smear- normal.
Avatar n tn tless at work today, and usually surf this forum a lot, i used to be extremely paranoid, and have frequent anxiety attacks, but because of everybody's knowledge, all of you have helped me overcome my anxiety, to make a long story short, i had misconceptions about hiv transmission risks, i've never had unprotected vaginal sex nor oral sex, never even thought about giving anal, so i'm as safe as can be, so i'm going to help contribute to those that have experienced the same problem.
Avatar n tn Have you read what Dr.Hook has written to you? He has said over and over again that you have nothing to worry about. If he believed you did he would have said so and your anxiety is trying to link "symptoms" to HIV. Your feeling guilt and the guilt is driving you to ask these questions.
Avatar n tn But I had myself tested with an HIV antibody test 3 weeks after that contact and got a negative result. Moving forward, yesterday I suffered from a high grade fever of 39.8C, body malaise, joint pains. all that have disappeared already and lasted only for 24 hours. Now I'm left with having pharyngitis. I had a cbc done yesterday as well. Wbc is high (13.4), Neutrophils high (70.5), Lymphocytes low (11.9), Eosinophils low (0.5), Monocytes high (16.5).
Avatar n tn SO if i realize correct i don't care about symptoms that much i think that is one of the problems of media makes you that worried as a last question is my blood testing that conclusive to feel free ?