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READ THIS! Symptoms
      #9929 - 09/22/00 09:10 AM

I have been following this board for a month or so. Initially for the same reasons everyone else does. You have to stop playing the symptoms game!! Listen to my little story: I am a married bisesexual. VERY seldom ever have gay sex! The last time was the first week of August this year. Before that, October of 99, a year ago. I tested in April of this year just for the hell of it and I was negative. During this episode this August, I gave about 3 minutes of unprotected oral sex and received about 2 minutes of PROTECTED anal sex. As far as I know, the condom did not break and there was no ejaculation. 3 weeks later I felt a minor ache in my armpit and got alittle concerned. I tested at one month, neg. Tested again on sept 11, neg. Then my groin lymph nodes got hard and started aching too. All this time I have had NO sore throat, no rash, no fever, no sweats, nothing! No symtoms except hard aching lymph nodes! Do you hear me!!!?? I am in excellent shape and almost never get sick. So when I do, I realize and remember it. I have had NO flu illness or any of those other symtoms. Just the nodes. Got my test results last night and I came up POSITIVE. Yes, I have hiv and i know exactly when I got it. It took approximately 48 days for me to show positive. I tested on the 11 of sept, neg. Tested on the 20 of sept, positive. Boom there ya go. Right now, statistics, symptoms and all that crap are meaningless to me. I had no flu like ARS!! Nothing: again, no fever, no rash, no diarhea, no chills or sweats, nothing. Just hard achy lymph nodes. So stop worrying about damn symptoms!! I know thats hard but you have to stop and just wait and get tested. I also noticed there are some intelligent helpful people on here like Garynpa, and there are some sociopathic idiots worried about being stuck by trees. Just get tested and stop worring. Even as careful as I thought I was, some how I got this damn virus. Precum? A sore in my mouth? Who the hell knows. Doesn't matter. For you idiots worried about fingering with a papercut or protected(but the condom broke) with a female, STOP IT. I had sex with someone who was high risk, a gay male. Yes this disease is pervasive but there is still a difference. I am not trying to scare you all, and i'm sorry if i have. I just want you to realize your efforts here may be pointless. For all of you with genuine concern and waiting for your test, good luck and God bless.



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      #9933 - 09/22/00 10:06 AM

I felt so sorry about you. What can I say?? Thank you very much for your input on this. You are so brave to share the information. Good luck to you and hope you coping ok with new life. It is a turning point and it is not the end. People live long and have meaningful life after all. We are all waiting for the result here. Hope we are all ok.
J



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      #9938 - 09/22/00 10:18 AM

By the way, will you re-test again. There may be false +ve.
J



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      #9939 - 09/22/00 10:25 AM

I am very sorry to hear of your bad news. Did your doctor do the test or was it via a mail-in confidential service? All are reliable, but if your "positive" test was through an anonymous test, I'd get a confirming test through your physician's office or an internal medicine/infectious disease specialist. You may indeed have gotten a false positive. I know several folks who have.

Statistics be damned in your case obviously, but since you had protected sex, it does seem to be an outlying situation that defies explanation.

If you havent, get retested for certainty. My thoughts and prayers are with you as you come to grips with this.
Gary



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      #9941 - 09/22/00 10:45 AM

Got tested at a my doctor. Very reliable. Garynpa, you are one lucky bastard from what i read. This really sucks, yes. Very depressing!! If I learn anything that may be helpful to you all i will post it.



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Re: READ THIS! Symptoms........I have my doubts new
      #9949 - 09/22/00 05:37 PM

I know this seems insensative....but I do not believe the above post. I am not saying that it isn't true( I really hope it is untrue).but...I just don't believe it. The facts here are so unclear. Protected gay sex, no ejaculation, no condom breaking and for only a short amount of time as well(?) Very, very unlikley to me. In less than 2 months, a positive result showing is not unheard of. Yet the transmission of the virus in the case is still very unclear. Even though the author of this post says that it doesn't really matter how he got it...........that just pisses me off. IT DOES MATTER!!! This virus isn't like a cold......it is hard to get! Whether you're gay or not....the chances of getting this virus through protected sex is VERY VERY low. We are all on this board because we have all done some sort of action that may have exposed us or put us at risk. The author calls US idiots because we are afraid that we may have been exposed in some way or another. True...... we may worry about very very low risk actions....but we are here to support each other and realize that the fact that there is that .00001 chance of infection....we will and have the right to worry. We have the right to come to this board and share our experience, NO MATTER HOW INVALID IT MAY SOUND TO OTHERS! At the same time, he is telling us that he took the necessary precautions and he still caught HIV. In a way isn't he contradicting himself?

If he truly is HIV +, he has my prayers and is in my thoughts.



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Re: READ THIS! Symptoms........I have my doubts new
      #9952 - 09/22/00 05:53 PM

It seems a little strange to me in a way. But he said he had protected anal sex BUT gave unprotected oral sex for about 3 minutes. I dont know if he had contact with precum or with semen. Anyway, the only, only fact I found strange is the fact that he tested so many times so soon. Instead of waiting 1 months, 3 months and then maybe 6 months, he tested at 1 month, then he tested again 11 days later and then 11 days later, its a test like every 10 days or so. You know what is weird, if he were to told or to ask a safe sex expert or even the CDC about his risk, they would tell he, well you had very little risk, chances are very slight, not many people reported infection by just oral sex, blah, blah, and some even would say, go tested but I dont even think you needed cos you were safe and still HE GOT INFECTED!. I have read some cases of people getting infected only by having oral sex for a few minutes with only contact with precum, so I mean, does it sound like when people tell you, very low risk, not so probable, they are bullshitting you and everything is risky, no matter low or high, everything is risky.
Another question, do you think a negative test at 12 weeks is enough and conclusive?



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      #9987 - 09/23/00 12:53 AM

Thanks for sharing your experience. Anal sex is considered high risk, especially unprotected anal sex. There are blood capillaries lining the rectum, which breaks and transmit bacteria and virus. So as a partner in anal sex, you are at high risk, as the virus can be transmitted via blood. Do let us know of your future test results, and we all pray that this could be a false positive. Good Luck.



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