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Pils
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GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom
      #174862 - 02/13/06 02:36 PM

I read your reply to my previous post re: my symptoms and it put my mind at ease (that symptoms didn´t occur until 2 weeks post exposure) - at least till today.

I went to see my doc to see about a test - she told me it was too soon to test (3weeks and 2 days). But she said that my symptoms were consistent with HIV.

My symptoms are - sore throat (throat was sore for the first four days aft exposure -even the night of exposure), swollen glands (for the last 16 days - still a little swollen), fatigue, oral thrush (aft 11/12 days) , loss of appetite and occasional feelings of nausea (from 1st few days after exposure), headaches and the last few days i´ve had some small aches and pains in muscles and joints.

I have read the previous posts - as you suggested - all seem to point to symptoms appearing between two to four weeks. My doctor, however, said that these symptoms can start virtually after a day or two.

Is this possible? I asked her how much previous experiance she had had with HIV patients and she said only one had previously tested positive with her before (not sure if she treated him/her afterwards however)?

I am alone here and feel that after reading your personal story on one of the other threads, you would certainly know?

thanks in advance and big respect,
pils



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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174863 - 02/13/06 03:24 PM

Your doctor is no expert on HIV that much is certain as those ailments are consistent with a number of different health issues including anxiety and stress. In a few days go get a self home test or go to a clinic and get a test done as its the only way to know..or you can wait for 3 months to go by but I sense your like me and need to get some kind of negative result to ease your mind a little.

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174869 - 02/13/06 04:20 PM

You could have had those symptoms with many, many ailments! If you want an idea on the odds on your symptoms being HIV, have a look at difference in the amount of posts in the - "Am I infected board" (over 10,000), and the "I just tested positive" board. Symptoms are NO indication to go on, blood tests are. Wait it out until your @ testing stage & stay relaxed! It will be fine

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174877 - 02/13/06 05:13 PM

If it puts your mind at ease a little....I too am at the 3 week/2 day mark....my fatigue has doubled in the last few days and the muscle aches/joint pains are very bad.....I look like death. I have a sore throat/dry eyes. It seems my symptoms started 2 days after exposure as well.......but read all the forums and realize that stress and anxiety kick ALL these symptoms into your body. All I do is dwell on HIV every day and OF COURSE that is going to have heinous effects on our bodies. Unless a doctor is a specialist on HIV DO NOT listen to them.

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174878 - 02/13/06 05:15 PM

Oh yeah.......anyone know where to score a home test kit? And if so, how accurate are the results after 3 weeks?

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174879 - 02/13/06 05:36 PM

I dwell on it too all day long , it stinks don't it? Its just out of sheer fright about how my life woud change if I was to be unlucky. Would people shun me , etc..

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174887 - 02/13/06 07:14 PM

Slow down guy, I too had a experience with a slipped condom where it came off inside the woman. The woman in question was also a prostitute. I started having symptoms after nine days. I could have put a check mark next to almost everyone over the next couple of months. I still to this day have gasto problems. I tested like crazy using both home access and clinics. All results have been negative....Well today marked 6 months and I went once again for one more test, which as everyone else has told me would be Negative. All my symptoms I now can relate all to stress,depression and probably guilt for cheating on my girlfriend. Please, Please dont go thru this hell, Test at 6 weeks to give yourself a baseline, the reason being, The average time for a person to seroconvert from neg to pos is 22 days. The vast majority of people if they are infected will show up on a elysa based test at 6 weeks. You however will still have to test to 12/13 weeks to get a conclusive result. Believe your 13 week result. I didn't and wasted three more months of my life chasing a bug which I do not have. Please read thru the archives and listen to what the experts say. These people have been dealing with this on a day to day basis for years. Their knowledge is what helps to keep them alive. We as worried people are blessed in the fact that they share what they know with us and try to help us. Try not to stress and keep busy and you will be suprised how fast the time til 6 weeks goes by. Best of luck. Mark

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #174928 - 02/14/06 06:06 AM

Seems as though both of us are in a similar position re exposure time and symtpoms. Its hard not to think about it all day... the anxiety is there, but I feel that it cannot be anything else but HIV. I know it sounds stupid and its hard not to dwell on it all day too.

Going to find me a quick test kit from somewhere then test at a clinic at 6 weeks.
thanks for your response

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Re: GmanBill - if you´re there. Re: Burst Condom new
      #175542 - 02/16/06 10:49 PM

No need to score it, they are available at Walgreens and other large pharmacies.

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