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Michal
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Scared that i might be infected new
      #274690 - 01/07/14 05:16 PM

Okay this may take a minute to read,

Here's my story or situation as i may call it, i had two possible exposures to HIV infection with these two i do not know their HIV status if i did i most certainly wouldn't be stressing over it 24/7 which has caused me to not be able to think straight. anyhow the first time was towards the middle of may and i had interactions with this person for two weeks about, but after two weeks i took a Home pregnancy test and they came out a very light positive i was having symptoms and all can those symptoms have been ARS ones i cant recall all of them but would you have ARS symptoms and still have a high white blood cell count of 8.5(8,500). also i had exposure in June which would of been the three-four week mark which i had no symptoms that i can recall that would trigger me to think it was ARS, i mostly dealt with nausea and food aversion from being pregnant. then when i found out i was pregnant by taking home test i had to call my obgyn whom when it came around time to do all the first visit stuff said that it was recommended that i take a HIV test, this was around July 19th at this point i would of been about 2 months past exposure and no symptoms then i got a call from a nurse saying i would need to get this test i opt out because i didn't see any need to get one done since i felt no indication i needed one done. but i got to thinking about it and i have whats called HIV Anxiety; which is a fear of having HIV. anyways so all of sudden i started getting ARS symptoms because of scared of getting the test done and it actually coming out positive. my ultimate question is can you get ARS symptoms after two months of exposure and is it possible that its all anxiety because i wasn't experiencing no symptoms i can recall until the nurse who called told me i should get tested. i am scared and worried i do plan on getting tested because i was told that you should wait 6 months to be tested to rule out any possible false positives or negatives., i also since after the call from the nurse been getting night sweats and that could be due to stress and aniexty but i also have PCOS which can bring this on from time to time. i had a doctor tell me that she doesnt see any indication that i would have HIV but i am still worried about it.

i am also type 2 diabetic and about the pregnancy it turned out to be a fasle positive which the doctors and i believe it was what is called a chemical pregnancy.

*update 1/7/2014 7 months past exposure

on this past friday i started coming down with a cold and my throat was hurting, it was 10 degrees out and i had to go get some errands done then came home later on that day i started sensing something wasnt right so the next day i was so sick i was cold that night ended up with fighting a fever between 101-103 for three days straight then it finally went away and now i am just stuck with this really nasty cold and my lungs feel really heavy, on top of that i saw some white spots on the left side of my cheek but was able to wipe it off and it didnt come back so far but that just happened today so i do plan on keeping an eye on it ...could this be ARS 7 months later after three times i was exposed.

i do plan on testing in February as my nurse told me to wait till then for it to be conclusive from all three times i exposed myself at risk for getting HIV

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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #274691 - 01/07/14 06:20 PM

First off, don't be afraid to use punctuation and paragraphing. It would make it a whole lot easier on people reading your post.

I fail to see why the nurse suggesting you get tested sent you off on HIV anxiety. It's medically recommended for ALL pregnant women to get tested. You would have also been tested for Rubella. Are you worried you now have that?

You don't get ARS symptoms 7 months after the fact. Since the symptoms of ARS mimic so many other conditions it really isn't useful to even discuss it.

It's all pretty simple. If you feel you are at risk, then you need to get tested. Most people will test positive by 6 weeks if they are indeed infected. A FINAL test at 3 months is considered conclusive. If I am following your post correctly your last exposure was in June. You could have tested in September and no be done with all this. There is no reason to test out to 6 months.

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Michal
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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #274693 - 01/07/14 09:59 PM

thank you for your kind advice i am also concerned that the canker sores i just found tonight might be a sign i have been infected, they are on the left cheek in my mouth right at the end of the left side of my top gums, idk i just might be paranoid and convincing myself i have it when i don't but it still scares me

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Re: Scared that i might be infected
      #274698 - 01/08/14 09:23 AM

Seriously, you think canker sores are a convincing argument that you have HIV? After the initial infection most people don't have any problem for YEARS. When they do have problems it's more along the line of all those pesky AIDS-defining illnesses of which canker sores is not one. I suppose no one ever had a canker sore before HIV appeared on the scene.

Just go get the test and stop this nonsense.

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Michal
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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #274864 - 01/20/14 07:28 PM

http://www.flickr.com/photos/9379836@N04/12060757356/

i am waiting for results and was wondering if you could take a look at that picture and tell me if it is HIV related at all, one part is where the roof of my mouth is yellow and then the other is where white markings on my gums

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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #274867 - 01/20/14 07:44 PM

I'm not a doctor, so looking at pictures of someone's mouth in order to tell them what it is, isn't going to happen. I doubt a real doctor would do that either.

I've said this before, discussion of symptoms is not a worth while use of time.


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Michal
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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #275208 - 02/01/14 08:10 PM

okay i took an oraquick test earlier tonight and wanted to know if you could tell me if it has any type of faint positive in the pictures

this is taken between 35-40 minutes after taking the test
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9379836@N04/12260226113/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9379836@N04/12260497664/
this is right at the 20 minute mark
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9379836@N04/12260499044/
this is at the 10 minute mark
http://www.flickr.com/photos/9379836@N04/12260058845/

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Re: Scared that i might be infected new
      #275209 - 02/01/14 10:41 PM

look negative 2 me

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