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How Long After Exposure To Hiv Before 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 »

Symptoms relating to possible HIV and Hep C exposure

I'm a 24 year old female. About 10 weeks ago i shared a straw to do cocaine with a stranger. About 6 weeks after that i had a drunken hook-up with a stranger. I gave unprotected oral sex for about 30 seconds. We had protected sex but the first...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello there-I think the symptoms you report certainly could be related to hep C exposure, I think time course for HIV would be a bit long as those symptoms tend to occur between 2-4 weeks out. For Hep C, if symptoms occur, the average time is 67... Read more »

Worried about HIV exposure, symptoms

Dear mrs. Southall, I'll explain my situation to you. I understand that it is impossible to diagnose me through the internet, or by any means other than an actual test, but I would still really appreciate it if you could offer me some general...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiNot sure from your question if there was protection or not, condom. The testing guidelines are to be initially tested at 3 weeks post exposure then again at 90 days, if this test is negative then so are you as long as there were no other exposures... Read more »

"Freaking Out" with HIV Symptoms 3 weeks after possible exposure

22 days ago I had a encounter with a stranger that resulted in me receiving a blow job were I did ejaculate in her mouth. I also fingered her and she placed those fingers in my mouth for about 10 seconds. There was no intercourse of any kind....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,The risk of HIV transmission with oral sex is extremely low. It is even reasonable to state that for the person receiving oral sex (that is on whom oral sex is being performed) the risk of acquisition of the virus is practically zero. For... Read more »
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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 »

Possible exposure and ARS symptoms questions

Posted by dot1974, 1 Reply
Hi there,

I had a potential risky exposure two and a half weeks ago. I am a gay male and another male tried to penetrate me anally. I could feel there were trying to push in (it was a little sore) but it wasn't full penetration as I'm not a... Read more »

Possible Exposure with ARS symptoms in Lima, Peru-Expat

Posted by harryscary, 2 Replies
Hi, I'm currently living in Peru for work related reasons and have had possible exposure 5 weeks ago. I was celebrating my birthday with a couple of co-workers and after having one too many drinks, this coworker of mine convinced me to go with him... Read more »

4 week 'negative' girlfriend showing extreme symptoms post (my) exposure

Posted by 908320498, 10 Replies
Hi guys,

Firstly - thank you for running such an informative service. I have already posted this on another forum but maybe you - as experts - can help shed some light / further offer some assistance.

Please help me.

45 days ago - whilst traveling... Read more »