|Please help losing my mind!
Jun 30, 2013
I am a 40 year old male and had unprotected vaginal sex for less than a minute and then oral with CSW 47 days ago. I have had many symptoms and tests and wanted to know if I should continue to test. I have done the following tests that have been all negative.
10 days: HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay 21 days: HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay and STD panel 30 days: HIV-1 RNA Qualitative Assay and 4th gen test antibody/antigen 42 days: 4th gen test antibody/antigen 56 days 4th gen test antibody/antigen
I have had symptoms starting the second week I had a rash on chest and arm that lasted a week. Night sweets, and my lymph nodes under my arms have been sore on and off since second week. I have had body aches and joint aches ongoing. I have had a mild sore throat the entire time, like dryness. I am losing weight and eating more. Lastly the rash came back on my face, in hair, chest neck and legs. The rashes are all different. Some are flat red and some have pimples and some have multiple bumps. I have had a lot of anxiety, could that be causing some symptoms?
Should I continue to test? please help.
| Response from Dr. Wohl
We receive scores of emails just like this one and you will see that in all cases we reassure that you are not infected and that your symptoms are almost certainly borne of your anxiety. Your HIV testing is conclusive. You are not infected with this virus.
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