can you please advise
Dec 2, 2012
Hello Dr. Shannon,
I had a very high risk exposure with a possibility of being infected with a contaminitad niddle when giving blood in Africa. I have swollen lymph nodes(anterior cervical node, axillary node and one in the groin area), but most stranegly I have flare-ups in my skin of some type of rash, once in the palms, then in the chest, then in the foot, they come and go in different places. I also have had some mouth ulcers in the fist week. This is going on for two weeks now since exposure, do you think this is ARS HIV? I do not have fever, but have some joint pains in the elbow and knee. Does this dound like acute HIV infection?
Thank you very much for your response.
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi The only way to truly know your status is to be tested. Your symptoms can be from HIV but they can also be from many different things. And if you feel you had a contaminated needle there could be more than HIV. I would strongly recommend getting tested and finding out your status. If it is not HIV then following up with a health care provider to see if they can help assess what the symptoms are from.
Be well, Shannon
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- The Average Time Span Between The Initial Hiv Infection And The Onset Of Disease Symptoms In Untreated People
- How Long Does Diflucan Stay In Your Body?
- Blood Splash Scared I Have HIV
- Can U Get HIV From Open Mouth Kissing?
- Chances Of Getting AIDS From Saliva
- Dried Blood And HIV Transmission Risk
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.