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ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope
      #183667 - 03/31/06 05:52 PM

Seven weeks ago I did something really stupid. I had my first unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a girl I met online. (I am a male). I am uncircumsised and the sex probably lasted for about 2 hours. About a week I started getting every single symptom possible. First came the sore throat, low fever for one day, swollen lymph nodes in armpits, groin and other places, loss of apetite, night sweats, my skin seems drier and I have also had diahrrea for a week now. Two days ago I went to the clinic to get tested for all std's. They told me that I contracted NGU. Could that have caused all these symptoms? I am anxiously awaiting my hiv results but I am terrified to look because I am 100% certain that it will be positive. It seems too much coincidence that all these symptoms are occuring at the same. When I confronted the girl she assured me that she was negative but then started having doubts because the last guy she dated was white thrash. She also revealed that he got her pregnant but she got an abortion. This made me even more scared. I am really freaking out now. Please can someone help me. I am really worried.

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183673 - 03/31/06 06:13 PM

what is NGU??

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183676 - 03/31/06 06:18 PM

chlamydia

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183684 - 03/31/06 07:00 PM

Yes, you have hope!!! Think about what you have going for you:
1) From what I have read, ARS fever is high, noticeable, and lasts for more than one day
2) Anxiety causes LOTS of symptoms
3) HIV is fragile, and harder to transmit from a female to male rather than male to female
4) Rash is also a very common ARS symptom and you don't mention that
OK, so take a deep breath, and think about those things.
If you search the archives, you will find people who have "all" the symptoms, but turn out to be negative. People who are extremely sick.
Let us know how you are doing.
love,
Brianna

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183686 - 03/31/06 07:05 PM

they usually test women who get abortions ask her is she was tested when she got the abortion.

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183691 - 03/31/06 07:23 PM

She told me that they did some blood tests and she thought they were for hiv but is not 100% sure

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183793 - 04/01/06 09:04 PM

She would know if she had an HIV because it isn't just group in with all the other tests.

HIV tests are never done unless speciific written permission for an HIV test is given. If she didn't sign a form specifically for HIV testing, then she didn't have an HIV test.

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183815 - 04/02/06 03:04 AM

hi

regards from india

Indeed unprotected sex places you at risk, however the ODDS are in your favour of NOT having contracted HIV, from the exposure you state.

Oral sex is negligible risk for HIV, ergo cross that out. Unprotected vaginal sex does place you at risk, however HIV is a hard virus to transmit, moreso from a female to a male.Besides we are assuming here she is positive, we do not know her status.

As far as NGU is concerned, Well, STD's are far easy to catch than HIV.However MOST of the STD's can be cured.

A 12 week test should suffice.I am sure you would be fine!

Goodluck

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God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183869 - 04/02/06 12:17 PM

How do I explain all the symptoms. Especially swollen lymph nodes. I have never experienced all of them at the same time before

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Re: ARS symptoms - Do i have any hope new
      #183870 - 04/02/06 12:20 PM

hi

regards from india

There are many clinical situations other than HIV, which may cause swollen lymph nodes...if you feel worried about them, get them evaluated from your health care provider.

Goodluck

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God Bless you

Stay Well

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