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HIV or Syphillis??
      10/29/06 11:24 AM

Does anyone have a view on this?

Day1 Unprotected V Sex with unkown status female, sex worker.

Day 3 symptoms of Ghonerea

Day 20 visit clinic Ghonnerhea diagnosed and antibiotics given

Day 28 3 days after finishing antibiotics...fevers return, body wide rash, ARS type illness.

Day 26 return to redo Ghonnerhea and Chlamidia test all clear, more antibiotics given ( adiffernt type) symptoms seem to go away.

Day 33 antibiotics finished

Day 38 night fevers nausea, tingling fingertips reappear other symtons stay away.

Day 47 give blood for HIV and Syphillis test

Day 57 Both tests come back negative.

Onwards to 7 months...remained ill too varying degrees ever since...predominant symptons PN, Nausea, fever, but others as well.

Managed to get hold of antbiotics and self seemed that everytime antibioitcs where taken (100mg a day of doxy) many symptoms subsided, but not a 100%. but after say 3 success times of stopping (at 4 weeks, 2 week break symptoms return, 6 weeks, 1 week break symptoms returned...and then the last time antibiotics have no effect at all).

Question...could the first course of antibitoics removed Syphillis from my bloodstream so test failed? But actually Syphillis remian elsewhere.

Has anyone any information on whether HIV, can cuase quite severe Nuerological symptoms in the first 7 months of infection (PN, mild Paulsy, nueralgia, acute malaise etc etc).

Which is more likely? A false neg test at 46 days post exposure for HIV or for Syphilllis? Would the signs of Syphillis not be more obvious physically speaking (lesions etc, ir maybe the antibiotics changed the course of infection, and thats why Im suffering Neuro-Syphillis???) Im reasonably convinced the infection I have is one of the two, but so many symptoms overlap its hard to say for sure, Ive been chasing my tale on this for months now....knowone seems sure either way, and Im losing faith in tests that come out neg, when Im clearly suffering all the signs of one of these two illnesses.

Sorry just shitting bricks...get my result hopefully by next week.

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