Advertisement
The Body: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource
Follow Us Follow Us on Facebook Follow Us on Twitter Download Our App
Professionals >> Visit The Body PROThe Body en Espanol
   
Ask the Experts About

Safe Sex and HIV PreventionSafe Sex and HIV Prevention
           
Rollover images to visit our other forums!
Recent AnswersAsk a Question
  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary


Dr. Frascino urgently needed in Austria.
Jun 6, 2005

Hi Dr. Frascino

First off I would like to say thank you for the help you are offering. I for one deceided to spend $125 to your foundation.

My question is the following.

Ive had an unprotected anal high risk exposure with my boyfriend who was diagnosed HIV+ in two weeks later, back in early November. I had several quite severe symptoms like generalised swollen glands, severe headache, sore throat, and joint paints.etc.

I then did my 3 months test with an 4 th generation elisa and it came back negative. But the symptoms were still persistent. Therefore I deceided to do another check after 6 months. Again 4th generation and again negative.

So far so good. Whats worrying me is, that I still have the generalised swollen Lymphnodes and I have developed a bad thrush with lots of bloating and a thick white cheesy coated tongue. I was highly anxious during that time and the Dr. prescrobed me with Xanax. I now dont use them anymore.

Could it be that I am infected despite of the two negative tests? What would you recommend. My Dr. is one from the mountains here in Tirol and not familiar with HIV.

Your help would be kindly appreciated.

Best regards from Austria

Josef and Heribert (closer together after all this than ever)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi Josef and Heribert,

Cool names!

First off, thank you for your generous donation! Your one gift will touch many lives.

Next, the per episode risk of HIV transmission for receptive anal intercourse is estimated to be 50 per 10,000 exposures to an infected source. For insertive anal intercourse, the estimated risk drops to 6.5 per 10,000 exposures to an infected source. Testing repeatedly negative out to six months is generally considered conclusive and definitive.

Since your partner is HIV positive, hopefully he is under the care of an HIV specialist. (If not, he should be!) If your symptoms persist and you remain worried about HIV, make an appointment to see your partner's HIV specialist. He should be able to evaluate your problems and quell any remaining fears.

Most likely the two of you, Josef and Heribert, are now like us, Bob and Steve (Dr. Steve in the Body's Tratamientos Forum) a magnetic couple and "closer together after all this than ever!"

Good luck, guys. We're here if you need us.

Dr. Bob



Previous
{{Dr Bob}} Blood Donor THANKS YOU for holding her hand
Next
Re : Je suis confuse...pourriez-vous m'expliquer...encore!

  
  • Email Email
  • Glossary Glossary

 Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS


 
Advertisement



Q&A TERMS OF USE

This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.

Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.

Review our complete terms of use and copyright notice.

Powered by ExpertViewpoint

Advertisement