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scared tp death
      #111671 - 09/17/04 08:18 PM

I recently seperated from wife and had a encounter with escort (Definite hiv+) She told me to rub veseline on condom before we has sex (I hate myself for not knowing about vaseline) We had asex and when I took the condom off there was know sperm in it plus a had a red spot on head of penis. I told myself I learned my lesson and guess what I came down with fatique, slight night sweats and burning in my feet and hands it has now lasted for one month. I have gone to the doctor 5 times and try to get him to take HIV RNA test but he thinks I"m overeacting. I had HIv test at 27 days it was negative. I am almost positive I'm positive. I feel so alone. I am over 50 years old and still have a young kid. Please respond.

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      #111685 - 09/18/04 03:07 AM

Of course you always should listen to your doctor. But you may want to go to another doctor that is more informed about HIV and is willing to take another test. Because everything I have read is...that when you have exposed yourself to a high risk, you should test for sure at three months after exposure. The virus should show up by then (if you have it) if not.... you are clear.

In the meantime, we are all here for support.

Take Care.

"No act of kindness,
no matter how small,
is ever wasted." AESOP

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      #111717 - 09/19/04 12:30 AM

If your doc is really dismissing such legitimate worries so carelessly, maybe it's time to fire him and find one a bit more on the ball. Test again at three months, believe the result. Until then, don't worry. The stress could easily be causing your discomfort. Like you said, you learned a lesson. Use it to keep yourself and others safe in the future. Keep reading about how to do that. There's a ton of good info here and on other sites-webMD is good too. Remember, you're never alone. good luck, Kairin

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