First, thank you for taking the time to read this.
I am a 23 year old male, student, who, on a recent camping trip, had unprotected sex with a female who I would classify as 'at risk'.
I am now about 99% sure that I have acquired HIV from this encounter and expect the results of my many blood tests to indicate as such during the course of this coming week. Since I have been unable to find any peace of mind without knowing I have turned to the internet for help in my diagnosis.
The most troubling thing for me is that I seem to be displaying symptoms that do not match up well with anything but onset HIV (3-8 weeks timeframe, which fits my situation)
The ones that concern me the most together are:
-A persistent tingling/burning sensation somewhat throughout my body but mostly (and consistently) in my hands/feet
-Purple discoloration of certain areas of my body "closest to the blood", particularly at the point of scars and on the back of my feet, on my achilles tendons
Other symptoms which suggest to me that I'm experiencing onset HIV
-I had feverish symptoms about a week ago including sore throat, weakness, fatigue, and fever
My doctor told me that it is probably unlikely that it is HIV but I am convinced and am simply waiting to be told that I have been infected with HIV. Is it possible that these symptoms (purple areas, persistent tingling/numbness in hands and feet) could be something other than HIV onset?
Your responses are GREATLY appreciated. Do not be afraid to tell me that it does in fact appear to be HIV. I do, after all, expect this to be the case.
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