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Really Worried
Jan 19, 2001

Ryan, I had received unprotected oral sex from a sex worker. Two weeks later I developed a jock itch type rash on my groin, then general itching and dry skin all over due to winter weather (I hope). Three weeks later I got a tinea rash (so the doc says) in the skin folds on my chest which cleared immediately with lorisone cream. I also developed a mild neuropathy in my legs and arms which lasted only a week or so. No fever, nodes, or anything else. During this time, six+ weeks after exposure I tested antibody neg. Now at ten weeks I have about 10 reddish spots on each side of my back, the doc says its eczema and my skin is still incredible dry. I had no fever or other symptoms and am at my wits end. Please give me advice as to further testing, what kind or if necessary. I hope you have time to answer this and thank you very much.

Response from Mr. Kull

The skin conditions that you describe do not necessarily indicate that you are HIV infected. It is very likely that they are unrelated because there is no convincing evidence that anyone has been infected by receiving oral sex (but there is a tiny possibility that it could happen...Can you get HIV through oral sex?).

RMK



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