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Need your advice please! Hiv?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 15, 2009
  • 10:32 PM

Hi, Please help me - I really need a sensible honest advice!

I am male/26/normally healthy, nothing unusual healthwise

End of August: While being drunk and clearly very stupid I had unprotected(condom broke) sex with a *********e.
Prior to that was already very tired as I haven't slept much the night before as well.

Got home, had a shower and went to sleep, disgusted with myself, but still feeling healthy, but very tired. Before going to sleep felt foggy in the head, but presumed it to be due to drinking alcohol.

In about 2-3 hours (early morning) woke up, feeling like vomiting, waited a bit, realised I am somehow poisoned and induced vomiting 3 times to clear my stomach.
Went to sleep - woke up 2-3 hours later feeling exhausted. Didn't take it seriously, thought that I simply drunk too much. My appetite despite an empty stomach was at zero.
Couldn't make myself eat to eat a decent meal after this for 4-5days! only bread and a lot of water. When I did try eating - I could swallow - it hurt. The top of the troat felt a bit sore, although nothing visible - used mouth rinse liquid and it went away in two days. During these 4-5 days I was very tired, was waking up all sweaty, went to the doctor and he assumed I had gastroentiritis.

1 week after exposer:
weaknes still didn't go away despite starting to eat properly. Appetite improved, but still low.

2-2.5 weeks after exposure:
Feeling and eating a bit better, but still weak.
The tip of my penis and some skin around it(uncircumsized) became red in places (total area about a half), but no pain. The shape if the red patches was random, not round. Went to doctor, he said it's Balanitis ("possibly fungal-like") and prescibed some cream (Decoderm)
It worked - penis skin became normal the next day.
In addition I had a slight weird feeling (not pain) in the groin area as if I had something spreading underneath. But not localized - more like slight warm feeling around the whole genital area.

3 week after exposure:
Appetite almost fully back. Still very tired - had about 1/4 of energy compare to normal self.
Woke up with bearable, but strong pain in the left testicle. Warm feeling around the groin did not go away, but the pain overshadows it.
1 day later the strong pain went away, but instead it became the mild pain, which was activated when touch ar pressing it. The epicenter of this pain seemed to come from epedimittis. Went doctor - he sent me to Emergency Hospital to see urologist.
They did blood and urine test - both "negative for infection, also not cancer". Also did ultrasound on testicles and groin area and found nothing apart from "some Hydrocelle" in the rigth testicle (but the pain was in the left one!)
They concluded that I simply feel my lymph nodes after gastroentiritis and prescribed Megacillin Oral "to help battle the remains of the infection".

5 weeks after exposure:
after finishing 1 week course of abovementioned antibiotics I felt much better generally - energy was almost fully back, testicular pain almost gone, but not completely.
Had runny nose for two days only, no sore throat at all.
Went to STI specialist doctor they took chlamidia (urine culture) and other non-gonococcal (urine culture) and gonorrhea (swab) tests and just in case prescribed Doxycycline 200mg per day, which I take upto now. All the tests turned out negative.

Yesterday did a blood test for HIV and Syphilis - should be back within a week.

Last two days I had increased lymph node activity: some uneasy feeling - almost like pain in the lymph nodes. The position is not premanent - keeps changing between left testicle, below rigth ear, left arm elbow(rare), right leg below knee, under the chin (but not throat).
Never all nodes at the same time, instead just one at a time, changing every three-four hours.

Right now my right leg (all of it below knee) feels like I kept it cold for some time and there's an annoying feeling about it and even some pain. This goes if i hold it up for some time.

Few additional points:
Since exposure I never had any temperature above 36.6 C
Lymph nodes/glands have never been enlarged, just weird feeling
Doing any sport activity COMPLETELY gets rid of all lymph nodes symptoms plus the head is clearer, but about an hour or two after everything is back.
Foggy feeling in the head remained with me all the time during the first month after exposure. Now it seems to be gone or maybe I've just got used to it.


PLEASE ANYBODY GIVE ME AN ADVICE ON WHAT THIS COULD BE?
DOES IT SOUND LIKE HIV? OR ANY OTHER STI ?
COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE?
I AM SURE HOWEVER THAT THIS IS SOMEHOW LINKED TO THE UNPROTECTED SEX INCIDENT

ANY COMMENT WOULD BE HELPFULL
THANKS VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE

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  • Talk to your doctor and tell him what happened. Get tested for everything including HIV. Avoid sexual relations for atleast 6 months. Get retested for Hiv at 6 months and at a year because the virus does not usually show up in testing right away. Wear a condom to protect yourself and the person you are with. Lymph nodes hurt when fighting off a virus or infection. It could be related to something else but rule out STD's definitely first The best thing you can do is tell your doctor what happened if you haven't. He could of prescribed medicine that fights the virus if it is within a certain timeframe of possible exposure. I would get tested for everything including hepatitis. Talk to your doctor and he can answer all your questions. HIV can take 6 months to show up in a test so I would get retested. Avoid sexual relations until everything ruled out. I am male/26/normally healthy, nothing unusual healthwiseEnd of August: While being drunk and clearly very stupid I had unprotected(condom broke) sex with a *********e.Prior to that was already very tired as I haven't slept much the night before as well.Got home, had a shower and went to sleep, disgusted with myself, but still feeling healthy, but very tired. Before going to sleep felt foggy in the head, but presumed it to be due to drinking alcohol.In about 2-3 hours (early morning) woke up, feeling like vomiting, waited a bit, realised I am somehow poisoned and induced vomiting 3 times to clear my stomach. Went to sleep - woke up 2-3 hours later feeling exhausted. Didn't take it seriously, thought that I simply drunk too much. My appetite despite an empty stomach was at zero.Couldn't make myself eat to eat a decent meal after this for 4-5days! only bread and a lot of water. When I did try eating - I could swallow - it hurt. The top of the troat felt a bit sore, although nothing visible - used mouth rinse liquid and it went away in two days. During these 4-5 days I was very tired, was waking up all sweaty, went to the doctor and he assumed I had gastroentiritis. 1 week after exposer:weaknes still didn't go away despite starting to eat properly. Appetite improved, but still low.2-2.5 weeks after exposure:Feeling and eating a bit better, but still weak.The tip of my penis and some skin around it(uncircumsized) became red in places (total area about a half), but no pain. The shape if the red patches was random, not round. Went to doctor, he said it's Balanitis ("possibly fungal-like") and prescibed some cream (Decoderm)It worked - penis skin became normal the next day.In addition I had a slight weird feeling (not pain) in the groin area as if I had something spreading underneath. But not localized - more like slight warm feeling around the whole genital area. 3 week after exposure:Appetite almost fully back. Still very tired - had about 1/4 of energy compare to normal self.Woke up with bearable, but strong pain in the left testicle. Warm feeling around the groin did not go away, but the pain overshadows it.1 day later the strong pain went away, but instead it became the mild pain, which was activated when touch ar pressing it. The epicenter of this pain seemed to come from epedimittis. Went doctor - he sent me to Emergency Hospital to see urologist.They did blood and urine test - both "negative for infection, also not cancer". Also did ultrasound on testicles and groin area and found nothing apart from "some Hydrocelle" in the rigth testicle (but the pain was in the left one!)They concluded that I simply feel my lymph nodes after gastroentiritis and prescribed Megacillin Oral "to help battle the remains of the infection".5 weeks after exposure:after finishing 1 week course of abovementioned antibiotics I felt much better generally - energy was almost fully back, testicular pain almost gone, but not completely.Had runny nose for two days only, no sore throat at all.Went to STI specialist doctor they took chlamidia (urine culture) and other non-gonococcal (urine culture) and gonorrhea (swab) tests and just in case prescribed Doxycycline 200mg per day, which I take upto now. All the tests turned out negative.Yesterday did a blood test for HIV and Syphilis - should be back within a week.Last two days I had increased lymph node activity: some uneasy feeling - almost like pain in the lymph nodes. The position is not premanent - keeps changing between left testicle, below rigth ear, left arm elbow(rare), right leg below knee, under the chin (but not throat).Never all nodes at the same time, instead just one at a time, changing every three-four hours.Right now my right leg (all of it below knee) feels like I kept it cold for some time and there's an annoying feeling about it and even some pain. This goes if i hold it up for some time.Few additional points: Since exposure I never had any temperature above 36.6 CLymph nodes/glands have never been enlarged, just weird feelingDoing any sport activity COMPLETELY gets rid of all lymph nodes symptoms plus the head is clearer, but about an hour or two after everything is back. Foggy feeling in the head remained with me all the time during the first month after exposure. Now it seems to be gone or maybe I've just got used to it.PLEASE ANYBODY GIVE ME AN ADVICE ON WHAT THIS COULD BE?DOES IT SOUND LIKE HIV? OR ANY OTHER STI ?COULD IT BE ANYTHING ELSE?I AM SURE HOWEVER THAT THIS IS SOMEHOW LINKED TO THE UNPROTECTED SEX INCIDENTANY COMMENT WOULD BE HELPFULLTHANKS VERY MUCH IN ADVANCE
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