Aug 17, 2006
4 months ago i had protected sex with a sex worker in Europe. I inserted a finger which may have had a cut im not sure it is possible, i do most of the time due to nervous biting! I have some bizzare symptoms over the last few months, all after 8 weeks. Itching of legs and arms, feeling cold when it was really hot, waking after an hour of sleeping hot and sweaty ( though it was hot!) No high temperature though. A strange red mark on my trunk. Now i have a pain in my groin, a sharp shooting pain that may probably be a swollen gland. Also a lump on my right arm on the outside and a bit of tenderness under my armpit level with my nipple. I have tested negative at 4 8 and 12 weeks, with duo tests, and 14 and 15 weeks with instant tests, one an abbott test. Now i am sure i am being ridiculous but do i need to retest as the pain in groin has appeared post testing? I have a partner i obviously do not wish to infect. I appreciate your wisdom and will donate immediately. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Yep, I agree. You are "being ridiculous!!!" Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 15 weeks are definitive and conclusive! Whatever is causing your symptoms (Guilt? Anxiety? Stress?), one thing is certain: it's not HIV. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!
Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org).
Stay safe. Stay well. Stop biting your nails!
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