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Runny Nose After Touching Period Blood Worried I Have HIV

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Dry , crusty runny nose for a month and dry mouth problem, is it a early hiv symptom

Hi, Last winter i was not able to breathe and had my throat was swollen showed the ent doctor who found out a nodule on my thyroid which was malignant. He prescribed me a acyclovir and prednisone for my dry mouth problem. I took it for 5 days...
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 cannot truly provide you with an answer to your question as you clearly had at least one episode of unprotected sex 4 and 1/2 months ago (when you got pregnant) and it doesn't seem as if you have been tested since then. While... Read more »

If it's a cold, where is the runny nose

Dr. Bob I, like so many, enjoy your answers and comments thanks so much. I dropped a fifty dollar... Read more »

Picked my nose after touching semen

I recently came into contact with semen of unknown HIV status at a sauna - the semen was on a seat... Read more »
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Worried about possible hep b/c delaying HIV window period

Posted by n1368585, 2 Replies
Hi

I had a possible exposure (unprotected sex with csw) in Thailand in nov 2011.

I tested negative with 3rd gen ELISA at 4,8,10, 13 and 16 weeks.

Also did a ELICA at 8.5 months which was negative.

However, here is the worrying part. I have been... Read more »

Bleeding nose & H.I.V. :

Posted by Anonymous, 4 Replies
Last week i had a bleeding nose while i was blowing my nose, it lasted about 2 mintues & today the same thing. What does this mean?

Thanks Read more »

Can HIV be transmitted through nose-mucousmembrane

Posted by madeinkorea, 1 Reply
Hi All,
Can HIV be transmitted through nose mucous membranes?
My exposure was, accidental nose picking with unknown person's blood in my fingers? Only after the nose picking incident I realized that the person I had handshake was bleeding and I was... Read more »

Is the Window period for real? I am worried.

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, I realize this board is mostly for those who have been diagnosed with HIV, but I hope you allow me to vent anyway. I was recently tested negative by an elisa and a rapid hiv test. I had a sexual relationship (unprotected) last year (summer... Read more »