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arthurriga
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Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!!
      #269600 - 12/14/12 10:10 AM

Hello – im a 29 year old male and very scared. 
About 6 weeks ago I have had protected sex with a sexual worker while being intoxicated.
She performed oral sex on me for about 15 minutes in a condom. Then I took off the condom and went to the washroom to urinate. After that I put the condom back on (potentially inside out .. just not sure. due to intoxication) and she continued with oral sex for 10 minutes. After that I have had vaginal intercourse for about 15 minutes in the same condom. Then I removed he condom and threw it on the floor. Approximately one hour later I put the same condom back on (potentially inside out .. just not sure) and continued to receive oral sex for about 15-20 minutes. I did not ejaculate.
I have been living Chronic Prostatitis for about 5 years now and often have strong inflammations when an irritant enters my system. This sometimes happens when I have oral/vaginal sex with a new partner.
The next day after the episode described above I have felt strong inflammation with pain, itchiness, discomfort in genital area (common symptoms of prostate inflammation). This is my hint that some exchange of fluids have potentially taken place. Either her saliva, her vaginal secretions or both might have travelled up the urethra… somehow. The symptoms of inflammation have come and went for about 3-4 weeks after the episode and eventually cleared up. For about 10 days I was taking an Cipro antibiotic and an anti-inflammatory to help treat this prostate inflammation.
During this period I was very worried about have contracting and STD or HIV and I have tested 2 weeks after the episode with the tests coming back negative. (realize it is early for HIV)
About 10 days ago (4.5 weeks after the sexual episode). As I was making my way from the shower to the bed (after a 1hour long soccer game). I suddenly felt VERY cold and shiverish it took me about 1 hour to warm up. That night I woke up twice completely drenched in sweat but at the same time had chills. I had to change my shirt as it was soaked. For the next 4-5 days I felt what seemed like symptoms of mild cold/flu.
-malaise primarily – light headness and mild dizziness..
-Some cough and sinus (very mild)
-BUT NO FEVER. My body temperature has continued to stay around 36.5-36.8 C range for the past two weeks. I measure temperature a few times a day.

These symptoms were weird vs what im usually used to, as one day I would be completely fine but the next I would continue feeling malaise.
In the past 4-5 days I have woke up on two separate occasions at night with MILD sweat (my forehead and feet felt damp) and generally body hotness. I measured my temperature right away. It was 36.5 C.
My throat has also being mildly sore for the past two days now. Now i feel mild irritation anytime is swallow.

I don’t hink my lymph nodes are swollen. Don’t see any bumps on my neck or jaw line and do not feel any tenderness in that area, but not sure as im not a doctor.

Yesterday I have also noticed red bumps on the back of my tongue and a bit of white color on my tongue. Im not sure if this has been there before but I am afraid that it might be oral thrush.
It looks similar to this picture:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-3lqRlO1Q3ew/TjpsZpbMSiI/AAAAAAAABPM/bv1IhK66VKQ/s1600/candida-thrush-tongue2.jpg
With a whiteness and two red bumps similar to the one in the top left corner of the pic.

I want to go and get tested in a week or so. But im incredible SCARED! I have been having very severe anxiety. Constantly thinking about it and checking myself for symptoms for the past month. Anytime I got a bit sweaty at night I would almost not be able to fall asleep constantly checking if I’m sweating more or less. Anytime if felt a body itch I would run to the washroom to check if I have rash on my body. I keep checking my temperature and my throat.

Im VERY VERY Scared and anxious! So im not sure if my symptoms are the result of that. I have spent many hours on HIV related informationals online to try and assess my risk. I know I have to get tested and planning to do so in a week, but in mean time I need to consult someone as I feel like im going to collapse from anxiety…  as I cans sleep well and my appetite has suffered.

CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH BELOW:
My main symptoms after 10 days are: Weird malaise feeling that comes couple times a day- during which I feel light headed and body hotness, mild sore throat (no cough) and night sweats (no fever), and bumps on my tongue.
1.CAN YOU PLEASE ASSESS MY RISK BASED ON MY SEXUAL EPISODE AND SYMPTOMS THAT IM HAVING?
2.CAN HIV RELATED NIGHT SWEATS BE PRESENT WITHOUT FEVER? (MY TEMPERATURE IS ALWAYS BELOW 37 C, NEVER HAD FEVER)
3.MY THROAT SORENESS IS VERY MILD, COULD IT BE RELATED TO ANXIETY IM HAVING?
4.IS WHAT IM SHOWING IN THE PICTURE CONSIDERED AN ORAL THRUSH?

PLEASE HELP!!! ANY ADVISE WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED!

Arthur












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ashler1977
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269606 - 12/14/12 05:11 PM

what risk? oral and vaginal sex with a condom means your penis was protected. you did the right thing. stop worrying and move on.

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

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arthurriga
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269647 - 12/16/12 07:33 PM

MY SYMPTOMS AR GETTING WORSE! :( IM VERY SCARED!

THANK YOU for your reply. I realize that getting HIV while using a condom has extremely low chances. BUT i know that some of the fluids have traveled up the urethra and into the prostate as it was inflamed for 1 month. Perhaps there was sufficient vaginal fluids in the reused condom or perhaps condom was misused and there was contact with vaginal fluids.... im not sure at this point.


My initial post: http://www.thebody.com/cgi-bin/bbs/showthreaded.php?Cat=&Board=infected&Number=269600
SINCE THE TIME OF MY INITIAL POST MY SYMPTOMS HAVE GOTTEN SIGNIFICANTLY WORSE (IN THE PAST 3 DAYS).

• I now constantly feel strong malaise.
• Constantly get hot flashes and chills. Feel dizzy. (I never felt anything like this before. EVER! Very strong feelings)
• I get night sweats for the past 3 nights. Weak up soaked.
• My temperature went up to 37.1 C
• Feel severe weakness. Weak and wobbly feet.
• I get light headed from just moving around.
• Have very low appetite. Feel nausea right after the meal and close to throwing up.
• My tongue is white and still has those bumps at the back of the tongue… looks like mouth thrush.
• Still have sore throat.
• Have sweaty palms and feet.

Im going to try and get tested this week. I’m very very scared!

CAN YOU PLEASE HELP ME WITH THE QUESTIONS BELOW – I JUST NEED A PEACE OF MIND OR IM GOING TO GO INSANE… IM A 29 YEAR OLD MAN and IM CRYING.. HAVEN'T CRIED SINCE I WAS 13 YEARS OLD. IM VERY DEPRESSED.

- CAN HIV RELATED NIGHT SWEATS BE PRESENT WITHOUT FEVER?
- HOW COMMON IS SKIN RASH AT EARLY STAGES (2-6 weeks) OF HIV?
- HOW COMMON IT IS TO HAVE A FEW BUT NOT ALL HIV RELATED SYMPTOMS?
- IS IT TYPICAL TO HAVE SEVERELY SORE THROAT OR YOU CAN HAVE MILD THROAT DISCOMFORT AT ARS STAGE ?

I know you cannot diagnose based on symptoms but im looking for some common widely regarded observations.

PLEASE HELP WITH ADVICE…I REALLY NEED IT VERY MUCH…
Arthur




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jamesmore32
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269648 - 12/16/12 07:42 PM

My only question is why on earth would you reuse a condom?

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arthurriga
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269660 - 12/17/12 09:11 AM

I regret it every minute of every day. : (

can someone with extensive ARS knowledge, PLEASE address my questions?


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ashler1977
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269661 - 12/17/12 09:16 AM

"My tongue is white and still has those bumps at the back of the tongue… looks like mouth thrush"

have your doctor taken an oral swab and have he done a culture to check for candida? because "looks like thrush" does not mean you have thrush. and by the way, we all have those "bumps" at the back of the tongue. those are normal tastebuds.

also, 37 C temperature is normal.

if you're so concerned, test at least 3 months from the incident with a classic blood draw.

all the best.

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

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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269742 - 12/19/12 08:56 PM

Listen, get a grip on your mental and emotional . You were told that your risk factor was none but I have a feeling that you wont believe that so the only thing to do is go get tested AND see a general doctor for a checkup Your symptoms are being inflated by your imagination . Nothing said here is going to satisfiy you so go get tested for everything tillyou feel safe and secure..

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STDAsk
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Reged: 12/20/12
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #269767 - 12/21/12 12:04 AM

I think you are getting too much time to worry about it,and you have a good imagination.Please go to your doctor and get a test.Good luck.










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CCCC
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Re: Potential HIV symptoms. Please ADVISE!!! new
      #272074 - 05/15/13 09:11 PM

Hi my friend,
I understand all your worries and its very easy to get worked up and over analyze constantly all the symptoms.Seems like the "chance" you took is not very big. Im in a similar situations where I potentially have contracted HIV, I have a few symptoms, a small cold, diarrhea, trush but all those could come from diffrent viruses or bacteria attacking your system at the same time. Try to take a deep breath and only a real test can come to a conclusion. High stress level can create more symptoms and trick your mind as it did with mine so many times and I never had it... So wait 3-4 months, stop panicking, reassure yourself and go get tested. I know its stressful when you are going but thats the only way my friend. In the mean time, have a tea and listen some relaxing music and think about things that spur positive emotions...
All the best...

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