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Difficult
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10 months of no answer symptoms described
      #233149 - 10/30/07 08:57 AM

So here goes, My horror filled story over 10 months ago, I engaged in penile vaginal sex I am a man, with an HIV positive sex worker (I found her 1 week later and asked her). during sex I was flaccid and there was cut on my penis, further the flaccidicity made the condom slip off my peter. 2 days later I started to feel heat on my penis, couldn't eat, and had some diarrhea, it felt weird, I was sure I was going to get HSV2 at 3 days, I started feeling this joint pain that went from my groin to the balls of my feet. It was weird like a numbing feeling. 4 days later, I had a weird feeling in my throat. 5 days later, I developed a red spotty rash on the top of hands, feet, and knees, No targetoid appearance, however I freaked when I got this and since I was still on vacation I had a pharmacist look at it and he gave me a shot of cortisone on day 6. This rash slowly faded by about day 12. Well a couple hours after the cortizone shot on day 6, I started to develop a high fever and fatigue, my throat got worse. I had night sweats pretty badly for 2 days and the high fever seemed to last about 3 days. Well at about day 10 while I still was experiencing anorexia and mild night sweats, I noticed the emergence of HPV on my shaft, which could explain the burning feelings I had felt up to then. I freaked. The next day which is only the 11th day I awoke with a spotted pink rash on my stomach and back. The rash was tiny pink circles about 11 of them on my stomach (I can't count my back), with that I got a sunburn rash on my neck. In the sunburn rash were three little bumps that later turned out to be diagnosed as mollusks. Then I started thinking something was really wrong with me, and I told my dad who is a physician to check me out. He said I had a lot of oral ulcers. We made a doctors appt. Finally, at about day 14, I regained my appetite, only after losing 8 pounds, which is a lot because I have an athletic build, and the palms of my hands and in-between fingers started peeling badly. My throat became very sore, I started to have a lot of spit in my mouth. Later that stopped and I went through a white tongue dry mouth period for 3 months. Anyways, at 17 days all symptoms besides sore throat had cleared up and I had a viral load test, cd4 test, and cbc. The results were undetectable vbdna, 1000cd4 (48%), 490 (cd8)(24%), and elevated WBC at 11.4,23.4% lymphs, 7% monos, and 69.8%granuloctyes. Everything else was normal besides carbon dioxide level which was elevated. Well at about day 24 after exposure, I developed this ear infection that was unbearable. It brought pain down my jaw and enlarged my neck lymph nodes. It lasted for 2 and half months, I never thought it was going to end. My throat kept on getting worse. I went to the ENT and he said I had sores on my tonsils. My throat today is still a little sore and this throat pain, or sore throat without exaggeration lasted 5 months, however I now know that sore throats due to HIV infection are caused by OI's at low CD4 counts. Anyways to continue, the bumps on my neck turned into good looking mollusks, my skin dried up, my eyes dried up, and I have keratosis pylaris from time to time and this became very bad and unmanageable due to my dry skin. I started to get seborrhea dermatitis about a half of inch under my eyes on both sides and back of my head. I went to the dermatologist and treated it with some steroids easily (she also diagnosed the mollusks, but I did not let her treat them because I had another doctors appt as read below). I was incredibly scared despite my cd4 count and viral load test, and traveled a distance to see an HIV specialist. He also visually diagnosed the mollusks. I popped them with no reoccurrence. I had already had a negative oraquick by then, so he said test at 6 months to make sure. Gosh I can't really think of anything else.... I catalogued my symptoms because I was so scared. At about month 6, I went into a hot tub and came out with ring worm and staph. Although some antifungals and bactrim cleared this relatively quickly.
So here goes, at 10 months I had a negative oraquick, good numbers from original cd4 count, undetectable viral load, but I still experience extremely dry skin, bacterail skin rashes, seb derm on my face.......and a host of others.
What could be wrong with me? I have read similar stories. Someone just posted on the body with something like mine and here is another. Any insight would be greatly appreciated. http://www.thebody.com/Forums/AIDS/SafeSex/Current/Q188209.html
Thanks,
Jneedshelp


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Florida69
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233152 - 10/30/07 10:02 AM

In my opinion, not a person in the health care profession, but as a person who lives with HIV. A ten month negative diagnosis is just that negative. You might want to be checked for HPV saliva does not normally carry HIV, however I am sure that the all knowing one (and you know who you are) will dispute this. Anyway, symptoms mean nothing, this could be another sexually transmitted disease, there are many that are contracted through saliva (receiving fallacio). I hope this helped, please keep us informed. Good luck. D

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franfrog
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233173 - 10/30/07 10:37 PM

*Amen* to Florida. This is something else. Not HIV. I think stress will help fuel the fire but the fire is not casued by HIV. Go find out what it is but leave out the HIV. Good luck.

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ravi
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233228 - 11/01/07 12:38 AM

Hi,

if you have tested negative at 10 months post your exposure, you are HIV negative..PERIOD!

Goodluck

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Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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Difficult
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233248 - 11/01/07 05:18 PM

I appreciate everyones input, and most of the time I don't believe that have HIV, but I have an ongoing viral illness that seems was sexually acquired.
I don't now what to do and am really interested in those who have had similar stories, experiences, and especially found a diagnosis or cure. So thank you all for your input...keep it coming. I am going to repost every month or so till I find out what is going on. If you look these archives there is someone describing a very similar story under rare strain??? and the infamous vondouche. So anybody out there

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chrisbadmushroom
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233258 - 11/01/07 06:56 PM

vondouche who is vondouche?

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chrisbadmushroom
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233261 - 11/01/07 08:33 PM

any way dude you will get ridiculed here they have no tolerance for those of us suffering something that does not produce a positive hiv test

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DRLove
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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233300 - 11/02/07 01:23 PM

DRLove has got to say you don't have HIV NO WAY. You took the test and it said no you need to make your mind let go.



Much Love

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Re: 10 months of no answer symptoms described new
      #233312 - 11/02/07 05:31 PM

[quote] rare strain??? and the infamous vondouche. [/quote]

Bugger! If I had my zapper I would erase all that crap that Von posted... Just because its a post does not mean jack shit.. Did you happen to read all the subsequent refuts on his posts??

Just Sayin, and saying no more...

Eric

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