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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 »

Could my cold virus symptoms be due to Acute Retroviral Syndrome?

Dear Experts,I am a guy from Singapore. My last day of exposure was on the 4th April 2012.12 days later, I went to a GP clinic to request for HIV PCR RNA Viral Load Test. But on the same day, I get some slight coughing and sneezing.Then just over...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi, Worried in Singapore:I would go easy on yourself. You used condoms for each and every act of penetrative sex and that is the best way to protect yourself against HIV. Licking a women's breast, having a tissue reused, and mosquito bites do... Read more »
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HIV ARS symptoms 3 months post exposure

Posted by phillyeagles, 1 Reply
So I had a possible exposure three months ago, and at 7 weeks I did a blood antibody test that came back negative. Now, at around 12 weeks, I am starting to experience some ARS symptoms (fever, sweating, chills). I will DEFINITELY get retested in a... Read more »

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 »