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HIV Exposure And Cold Symptoms

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hiv- after six months exposure to hiv+ person's fluids with many many symptoms,desparate and suicidal

Hi Micheal and thank you for being so wonderfull , supporting people and coping with this horrible disease. I want to apologise in advance for the long e-mail.I am gay a and a paranoid Jew (from your family name, I guess you know what I am talking...
Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Response from Michael Shernoff, M.S.W.

Psychotherapist and Author
I am sorry that you are so tortured by your current situation. But yes, you are the worried well, in terms of not having HIV. I don't know whether you have a physical illness that might be causing your symptoms or if your exceptionally high... Read more »

HIV Symptoms 3 days after exposure

About 2 months ago I had anal sex lasting 5 minutes and realized the condom broke. I noticed pain urinating 2 days later and got tested and was positive for gonorrhea. On days 3 and 4 I awoke with night sweats but never again. I came down with a...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiUnfortunately with the condom breaking you did put yourself at risk, obviously with contracting gonorrhea. Getting HIV tested is important.The guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks then again at 3 months, if both of... Read more »

Symptoms post exposure

Sorry Doc, Quick question that I forgot to add in my previous post. I had a cold and fever approximately 24-48 hours after one of my insertive oral incidents. Could this in any way be HIV related? Regards Concerned ...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, there:Oral sex has been and remains a low-risk activity. Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.In health,Richard... Read more »

Possible exposure and immediate symptoms?

What a wonderful forum, its been a god send to HIV+ members of my family and for that I thank you.A week ago I had potential exposure with two ladies (I use the term loosely!) of unknown staus.No intercourse, protected oral but I performed...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello T,Unprotected oral sex and then a burning tongue that seems like you dunked it in boiling hot water? . . . . Hmmmm . . . . These two ladies must have been more than loose; they must have been damn hot to actually scald your tongue. OK,... Read more »
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Should I be worried about HIV-2 (high risk exposure, symptoms)

Posted by HIV2Scared, 1 Reply
Hello everyone!

I am a 20-year-old female who just returned from studying abroad in Cuba. I had unprotected vaginal sex one time with a bisexual man and gave him oral sex. He came in my mouth but did not come inside me during vaginal sex.

6 days... Read more »

Exposure in South Africa

Posted by Jockeyguy
Hi to all you guys, especially Jblue. Well i'm into my 4th month and am going to do my test at 6 mths. I've had no symtoms except for that cold/flu I had about 3-4 weeks after my possible exposure in Southern Africa as well as a bit of diarreah... Read more »

definite exposure symptoms but negative how?

Posted by jason22, 2 Replies
I have a question that I could not find addressed anywhere online. I know that the window period for HIV testing is stated as being anywhere from 6 weeks to 6 months, with many places saying 3 months.

What I do not understand is, what kind of... Read more »

Is it possible to start showing ARS symptoms 4-5 days after potential exposure???

Posted by dpj, 2 Replies
Is it possible to start showing symptoms 4-5 days after potential exposure??? Read more »