the sex worker tested using an Oraquick test and tested negative. she tested 36 days after my encounter with her. I have read that 3 months is necessary for that test to be most accurate. I am not sure what her exposure if any was before my encounter. anyway my question is how reliable is the Oraquick test she took. Also if three months gets the most accuracy should I wait another 7 weeks to take a test or will the Oraquick test be accurate enough. thanks for your responseView Thread
thanks again for your help. I have another question about the length of symptoms. I know you don't diagnose but just want some clarification of how symptoms manifest. on the 18th day after the incident I had a low grade fever followed over the next couple of weeks with intermittent low grade fever and swollen arm pits and stiff neck. today30 days after the incident I began to have nausea and vomiting. I also develop candidas in my groin ( I have had this before). So my question since the last two days I have felt the worst of any of the days since the 18 day is a worsening of possible symptoms or the actual start. thanks for your responseView Thread
thanks for your reply. you guys are experts and so patient. don't know how you continue to provide information and the rest of think that for some reason we are different and may be the only case in history. Like could I be the .5 out of 10,000 to be infected by oral sex. I hope I can get over the anxiety, but probably wont until I get tested. I guess I have to wait 3 months to test for it to be accurate?View Thread
one other question. I also performed oral sex on the sex worker. forgot to mention that. It has now been 11 days with varies symptoms. they go away during the day and come back in the evening. began 18 days after the incident and have continued intermittently for the last 11 days. I have even had one episode of night sweats. I respect you and the good doctor. you have helped me before and hope you will reach out one more time. thanksView Thread
thanks for your response. Anxiety is a horrible thing especially since it is self induced. your answer has certainly helped in my getting over these thoughts. you guys do great work and just wonder if you realize how many hundreds if not thousands of people you help.
i had a negative HIV test at 21 weeks after exposure. is it possible since i continue to have stomach pain, sore throat and diariha that i have progressed to the point that the HIV negative test would not pick up the antibodies?View Thread