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Anonymous
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now this is interesting
      #181671 - 03/22/06 01:18 PM

tested negative @ 3 months post unprotected vaginal insertive risk with partner of unknown hiv status. Zero i mean ZERO high risk behavior during the 3 months nor since. learned my lesson i did. well anyway for at least a month maybe two now. my neck on both sides aches actually from my jawline down to my collar bone not in one spot it moves around, kinda scratchy throat, the tip of my tounge and about a finger width back feels like it was burnt, and the back of my tounge is coated with a sour acidy tast back there.

so today i call a nurse line and i got asked all the questions about immuno deficientcy(sp?) guess i was "ok" till explaining the back of my tounge and thrush came about. well needless to say i'm trying to get in to a dr to find out about my tounge and my neck aches. suddenly i'm thinking a 3 month negative isn't conclusive...i don't have cancer, non iv drug user, anything else that could weaken an immune system i don't have.....well?

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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181672 - 03/22/06 01:20 PM

you are a wimp that is all

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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181675 - 03/22/06 01:33 PM

opinions are like A$&holes, everyone's got one

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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181676 - 03/22/06 01:40 PM

Not sure why you think this is so interesting. You're not feeling well.

At least you know that whatever it is, it isn't HIV since you have a conclusive test under your belt.

Good luck working with your doctor to determine the true cause behind your poor health.

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daisey6205
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181677 - 03/22/06 01:43 PM

could just be stress related, dont go getting yourself worked up over something that isnt.
best of luck-
daisey

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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181678 - 03/22/06 01:43 PM

I agree, until you start experiencing symptoms like this and still test negative after a so-called 'low-risk' exposure, then THAT IS INTERESTING!

- Lack of energy
- Frequent fevers and sweats
- A thick, whitish coating of the tongue or mouth (thrush) that is caused by a yeast infection and sometimes accompanied by a sore throat (metallic taste in mouth)
- Periods of extreme and unexplained fatigue that may be combined with headaches, lightheadedness, and/or dizziness
- Rapid loss of more than 10 pounds of weight that is not due to increased physical exercise or dieting (15 pounds in 2 weeks)
- Bruising more easily than normal
- Long-lasting bouts of diarrhea (loose and mushy stools, green at times)
- Periods of continued, deep, dry coughing (longer than 3 months) (verified by a clinical physician)
- Increasing shortness of breath
- The appearance of discoloured or purplish growths on the skin or inside the mouth
- Unexplained bleeding from growths on the skin, from mucous membranes (bleeding from gums), or from any opening in the body
- Recurring or unusual skin rashes
- Severe numbness or pain in the hands or feet, the loss of muscle control and reflex, paralysis or loss of muscular strength
- An altered state of consciousness, personality change, or mental deterioration
- Whites of eyes have turned grey
- Appearance of warts of feet
- Red bumps on skin (verified by a clinical physician)
- Difficulty swallowing
- High heart rate at rest (consistently greater than 100 BPM even at rest)
- Dark urine consistently
- Frequent muscle twitching
- Skin ulcer on arm diagnosed as ‘staph infection’ (verified by a clinical physician)
- Chills during warm summer months
- Brown spots on skin
- Constant ringing in ears
- Frequent ‘gurgle’ in stomach
- Lack of significant bowel movements leading to subsequent weight gain
- Diagnosed with post nasal drip (verified by a clinical physician)
- Constant skin rashes

NOTE: Despite all of these symptoms, no swollen lymph nodes were ever observed.



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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181680 - 03/22/06 01:56 PM

yeah i does sound like i was getting worked up, i do plan to let people know if i'm referred to another test or what other affliction it could be.

What is a concern is i've always been a "medical mystery" i've gone to DR's for something and they get out a book scratch their head and say yeah you got something, i dunno what the hell it is though. To be honest if by chance i'm the less than 1% who would get acuire HIV post 3 month negative. i can live with that well try to anyway but what i'd want is to really be able to get on track with meds or whatever, i'd rather know soon into the storm than 10 or more years later when meds may not work as well. i want to be their for my daughters....how insane is that? i lost my dad, and everyday without him has been difficult

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ItsFaith
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181684 - 03/22/06 02:06 PM

Eric, as I read through this list of symptoms...which I don't doubt you have/are experiencing, many of them ABSOLUTELY are stress and anxiety related.
fatigue, dizziness with headaches, lack of energy, diarrhea, the purplish growths in the mouth I have had and they ende dup being from me clenching and grinding my teeth and irritating my cheeks, shortness of breath, Severe numbness or pain in the hands or feet, the loss of muscle control and reflex, paralysis or loss of muscular strength (anxiety/stress depression)
- An altered state of consciousness, personality change, or mental deterioration (anxiety/stress/depression)
- Whites of eyes have turned grey (due to lack of sleep)
Difficulty swallowing(anxeity/stress depression)
High heart rate at rest (consistently greater than 100 BPM even at rest)(anxiety)
Dark urine consistently (drink more water....seriously!!! could have too much protein and not enough flushing of the system...called ketosis)
Frequent muscle twitching (body is anxious and stressed)
Frequent ‘gurgle’ in stomach (anxiety)
Lack of significant bowel movements leading to subsequent weight gain (IBS...related to diarreah....interchangeable)
Diagnosed with post nasal drip (verified by a clinical physician) (I don't know anyone that doesn't have this at one time or another...can be allergies)

As for the staph infection....my son had one...he came in contact with something that had the bacteria on it...it is a bacterial infection...not a viral infection....people get them every day. The warts on the feet....my daughter had them...it is the HPV virus...very common...NOT hiv) I know that some things happened after you had the "douche" incident...but then you start thinking about it and THEN your body kicks into overdrive and I know that you find it hard to believe...but those symptoms above are, without a doubt a symptom of stress....as for spots on the skin....don't know what that is/could be....but it could be totally unrelated to the rest of the symptoms. I know you are scared and frustrated...but please don't think that people here are just brushing you off...seek counseling regarding this issue....and then, perhaps the counselor can get you where you need to be, both mentally, and with a specialist for physical aspects if necessary. I will continue to pray that you find answers.


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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181691 - 03/22/06 03:10 PM

Why is that some people plan to keep testing over the same exposure for the rest of their lives? If somebody is really concerned after three months, test at one year (what the heck), and if you still think you got it.. then... well, I don't know what else to tell you, and I don't think anybody will... This is a lil story someone told me the other day:

"This man is walking, he is in fact as healthy as he can be, then this other guy goes up to him and tells him, 'dang, buddy you look sick and pale, are you ok?' Then another guy is passing by to whom he tells 'look amigo, don't you think my buddy looks pale and sick', the other guy agrees.. 'dang.. you're right he looks so very sick..' Guess what happened next... the poor (healthy) man.. went home and DIED!!

Do you get it?

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ReturnOfDouche
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181697 - 03/22/06 03:44 PM

[quote]Guess what happened next... the poor (healthy) man.. went home and DIED!!

Do you get it? [/quote]

No, I don't get it. Did he die of AIDS?

If you come home one day to find that your home is burned to the ground (everything you have is gone) and the fireman says, "Well, we've ruled out the possibility that kids playing with matches started this fire. No kids live in this house."

Does that make you feel any better? Don't you still want to know what caused your house to burn?

That's what all of us symptomatic negative people are trying to find out. What is it that is causing or bodies to do such weird things if it's not what is currently defined as HIV.

I know but you'll say, this board is for people with HIV, not people who have a mysterious disease. Well, right now HIV is the closest thing to it so that's what sticks out in our minds.

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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181699 - 03/22/06 03:54 PM

errr...HIV is not the closest thing to what you think you have.

The way you say this is transmitted is nothing like how HIV is transmitted. You say this can survive in water, a fact well noted in studies is that HIV can not survive.

You say it is easily transmitted via water bottles and such. HIV never has been transmitted in such a fashion.

You report many more symtoms and of much longer duration than the acute phase in HIV infection.

You cite continuing health care issues, not an asymptomatic stage of up to 10 years - untreated - as with HIV infection.

So how in the face of the major differences in the presentation of these two conditions, can you say HIV is what sticks out in your mind.

That's nonsense.

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ReturnOfDouche
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181700 - 03/22/06 04:01 PM

Ok, fine you are right. It's WORSE than HIV for the very reasons you stated.

What I meant by 'similar' is because of the symptoms. Diherrea (sp?), rashes, cough, pneumonia, skin that bruises easily and takes a while to heal, fatigue, staph infections, etc... etc...

They seem to match from that point of view...



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LoneRanger
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181704 - 03/22/06 04:16 PM

[quote]" ... he is in fact as healthy as he can be [/quote]

... That could be the fact that a lot of people are missing, thus making themselves sick... He died of a heart attack.. worried about something he didn't have.

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ReturnOfDouche
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Re: now this is interesting new
      #181706 - 03/22/06 04:22 PM

I know, I did get it, I was just messing with ya'.

I'm not like the dude in the story, guaranteed, I on the other hand am worried about what I do have, and the fact that the doctors can't figure it out.

I never thought about HIV until 3 months into the incident after most of the symptoms had occured. Then I went to the Doc, told him my tale, and he was like, let's check for HIV.

I already know what it is, it's a new super mystery virus. It's just up to everyone else to realize that now.

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Anonymous
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it was oral yeast new
      #181707 - 03/22/06 04:25 PM

saw dr and it was oral yeast...hiv testing came up and i said i was negative 3 months post exposure so that issue died. i don't have a flaming case of oral yeast so it's assumed that it's from the antibiotic i took about a month and a half ago. duh how can you forget obvious things...so i'm on the yeast pill now. but i am going to have a check to see if i'm a diabetic in the next couple weeks

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