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frndbuddy
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HIV symptoms no docs around really need help
      #267545 - 10/02/12 08:16 PM

hello everyone.
I am 20 yrs old, I have a situation and i beg you to please answer immidietly as it is bothering me a lot. I am a seafarer and rite now on ship and we are at anchor so i dont have any other option except internet. i have not slept for last 5 days i am very scared please help me. i am just going through internet searching for symptoms. making my thoughts more worse.

i was with a prostitute just 6 days back, but i didnt have sex with her i didnt kiss her anywhere on her body.i didnt remove my cloths also. what i did is i just touched her vagina and inserted my middle finger (say just 1 centimeter) into her vagina for only 2 seconds and removed it. i wiped it on the bed sheet and i left her as i felt guilty. but i forgot to wash the finger. then i lighted a smoke so that finger may have touched my nose and upper lips. after 15-20 mins i went to toilet to pee. but i didnt touch my finger to my penis and my penis is fully covered with skin. also i didnt have any deep cuts on my finger.
now just the same day at night after 22 hrs of exposure i had my dinner and went to work as i had night shift. that time i suddenly got a kick of illness like fever but it was very mild. then i slept for 3 hrs and woke up i was normal.
then the 2nd day its again the fever and very mild sore throat.
i took paracetamol 500 mg and some flu syrup.
sore throat was gone on same day but the fever is still there. i dont feel cold or shivering. the fever comes and goes everytime. and when i am exposed to cold(A/C) i feel normal, like i dont have fever.
now on the 6 day i am experiencing swollen lymph node under my armpits(both).
and i am suffering from sinus form last 4 years so head is heavy but no headache.
i have little body pain and the weakness was gone after the 3rd day.
5th and 6th day i had unexpected motions but not watery.
7th day still i have fever and swollen lymph nodes in the armpits and body burning. till now i am taking paracetamol 500 mg two times in a day. but still fever is not going.

could you please help me friends i am very afraid and i cant concentrate on my work. this was the first and last time i was with a prostitute. please tell me do i really have to worry about this? i want to go for hiv test but its like i am not at the right place i hope you guys can understand i am a seafarer.i am just going through internet searching for symptoms. making my thoughts more worse. pls also tell me the risk of exposure to hiv and std.
pls pls help me i wont have internet once i sail from here.
thank you very much in advance friends. i hope to hear from you guys soon.

p.s- please forgive me for my english.

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ecabral07
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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267546 - 10/03/12 12:41 AM

First of all, I'm not a specialist, so only take this as an advice.

I don't think you have HIV. According to what I have learn about the disease, HIV only passes through sexual intercourse, body fluids, and through birth. Given that you didn't have sex, there is no way the virus could have gone into you.

So you touched her vagina, but you said you had no open cuts in your finger, so again is impossible for you to have gotten it.

On top of that, you need to consider that, maybe the prostitute didn't had HIV. In that case, there's no way you could have HIV.

On another note, maybe is some over STD. But even at that, I don't see how??

you had no sex!

Take Care of yourselves, I highly doubt you have HIV. Still, after three months test yourselves, so you could be calm

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frndbuddy
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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267561 - 10/03/12 11:17 AM

thank you very much for your reply 'ecabral07'.
i read everything about HIV in last 5 days. each and everytime i google my symptoms, this symptoms are always present in hiv, its really freaking me out. this symptoms are killing me. everyday i read a new symptom, the next day i get it.
Yes for peace of mind i will go for the test. At very next port of call i will see the doctor even if the symptoms are gone.
And please could you give me information regarding what type of test should i take like in swab test or blood test ? which one is quicker and accurate? test should be done after 25 days rite?


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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267587 - 10/04/12 01:57 PM

Quote:

i just touched her vagina and inserted my middle finger (say just 1 centimeter) into her vagina for only 2 seconds and removed it




you're wasting your time and worrying over nothing if this was your only "risk". there's NO WAY you can contract HIV because of this. move on.

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ecabral07
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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267630 - 10/05/12 02:59 AM

Again, I don't think you have HIV. But like I said before, still take it so that you can calm yourselves.

Going to your next question, I think both the swab test and blood test are accurate. Just make sure you take them at the correct time. The wait time for both is 3 months, or at least that is what it is here in the USA.

I don't know where are you exactly.

Some people say that 6 weeks+ is already enough time to get tested. I really don't know!
All I can say is wait the three months, and then get tested.

But still, you don't have HIV.

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dpj
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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267631 - 10/05/12 03:35 AM

Do you happen to know if you can start showing symptoms 4-5 days of exposure

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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #267688 - 10/07/12 11:39 AM

No. The symptoms your experiencing is from anxiety and regret.

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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #268926 - 11/11/12 12:33 PM

hey guys thank you very much for all your time to reply to my question.
well would like another help from you guys pls do reply it will be very helpful.
now after 10 to 15 days after my exposure i had continues mild fever not more than 40. and harmless small round white spots on my back and shoulders. they are totally harmless. few days ago i was in UAE as i didnt have much time i went to a general doc i showed him these spots and told him my story abt the exposure. he said its nothing to worry and these spots are not related to hiv infection.and he also mentioned u have this spots from many days its just u didnt notice it. he gave me some cream for the white spots and for fever he prescribed penadol and for sore throat some mouth wash name betacept.
i am already applying this cream over my body from last 20 days but i dont see any effect, i think its not working the spots are still there and even the fever and sore throat from last 40 days.
later at 40 day from the exposure the fever, sore throat and spots were not healing i planned to take a blood test. i was in africa where i took the test. the test was like very quick she took my blood and asked me to wait 30 mins. i waited and she gave me the result. and i thanked god it was negative.
but still i feel that i should take another test because fever, sore throat and spots are not going.
i have few questions regarding the test.

1- can u get correct results in 30 mins?

2- the name of the test on the report is mentioned as ANTI-HIV 1+2+O. can any one please tell me what is this?

3- should i depend on this test?

4- can the test be accurate at 40 day after exposure?

if the test is correct then why am i having fever, sore throat and harmless white spots from last 40 days?

pls guys do reply. well i hope when i make next port it should be a good developed country where there are more hiv testing facilities available. i plan to go for another one. i am scared like hell cant even sleep properly. pls do reply...

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Re: HIV symptoms no docs around really need help new
      #268928 - 11/11/12 01:14 PM

"i just touched her vagina and inserted my middle finger (say just 1 centimeter) into her vagina for only 2 seconds and removed it"

You had absolutely NO RISK for HIV in this situation.

Therefore, any test you took is reliable.

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Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?
http://www.thebody.com/content/art58210.html

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