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Anonymous
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Waiting away
      #12529 - 11/19/00 04:17 PM

Is anyone else like me. I haven't even tested pos, but am losing weight, and feeling like I have AIDS instead of ARS!

What should I do? I would enjoy changing places with anyone testing neg past 7 week!!!!



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AnomJS
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Re: Waiting away new
      #12530 - 11/19/00 04:20 PM

We can try to help you out. What was your exposure?



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Re: Waiting away new
      #12534 - 11/19/00 04:31 PM

While having intercourse, I reached down and my hands came in contact with my condom. I got some fluids on them, then I massaged her breast. I then licked her breast and believe I got infected through my mouth. The cdc calls this a "low risk" but.....

My ARS has been painful. I've lost weight, lost appetite, feel ill, and can't sleep much. I'm anticipating a high VL -- because of how bad I feel. My symptoms started 3/4 days following exposure and now 7 weeks later and am still 'ill'. I dream it's something else -- but with all the symptoms, reality has set in.



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AnomJS
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Re: Waiting away new
      #12536 - 11/19/00 04:39 PM

Ok. Well, First, the virus doesn't survive long in air. Second 3-4 days is too soon for Ars. Third, it is REALLY low risk to be infected during oral sex on a female so this is REALLY, REALLY, REALLY low. I'm sure the others will add to this. God Bless.

JS



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Re: Waiting away new
      #12548 - 11/19/00 06:12 PM

and ars doesnt last more then 2 weeks.



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Hawaii_Guy
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Re: Waiting away new
      #12573 - 11/20/00 12:36 AM

Thanks Jackie for the kind thoughts. I'm feeling better now (ate 3 meals today, and spent time with the family). However, felt really bad when I posted -- don't know what happened but I felt BAD! I've got an appointment with Doc tomorrow -- want either something for sleeplessness, depression, both or whatever. Been decades since I was on meds so I figure either way my test goes next week -- I might as well get a good night sleep.

Thanks again for the kind words -- OBTW I'm also probably suffering from hypogonadism which some "patches" would probably alleviate the above ref meds.




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Re: Waiting away new
      #12627 - 11/20/00 09:22 PM

Check out http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/index_patient.html "Did I panic and start treatment too early"

:-< 10 days after



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Hawaii_Guy
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Re: Waiting away new
      #12699 - 11/21/00 10:19 PM

Thanks for the encouragement.

However, those who say ARS doesn't start 3-4 days after exposure need to say "USUALLY"!
look at http://www.hopkins-aids.edu/index_patient.html "blood work at one week"

For "extended" symptoms read "http://hivinsite.ucsf.edu/prevention/ask/anchor445148" mean is 25.1 - for that case and median is 20.0 days

Thanks again for the encouragement! And I am listining to the CDC, however still feeling these numerous "symptoms" and am trying to prepare for the worse!

Thanks again



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