i tested negative after 21 weeks. Altough not 24 weeks (6 months). i think i read somewhere that 6 months means 24 weeks and the 21 weeks is not 100% conclusive with those that are older which i amView Thread
have read that if you are older that HIV progresses more rapidly than the 8-10 year average and that stomach pain and conjuctivitis are symptomatic or opportunistic symptoms of progression. it has know been 5 1/2 months since my so-called exposure.
i was hoping the Dr.Malebranche has returned an can answer my questions regarding conjuctivitis that has lasted 3 weeks. my eye doctor said it will get better. my stomach issues continue. i have stomach discomfort now from week six to week 21. The pain is off an on, almost always goes away during the evening and comes back mid-morning. it is more frequent. my GI doctor has not been able to identify the source. my hope is that Dr. Malebranche is able to tell me if these symptoms are manifestation of HIV. i have read that ARS comes within 2-6 weeks and then goes away. that hasn't happened to me. my fear is that if iwas infected am i progressing to full blown hiv this soon.
thanks for your response. As i said i was recently diagnosed with viral conjuctivitis, 17 weeks after the exposur is described. Also it is common for stomach pains to continue from 6 weeks after my exposure to now, 20 weeks? i know that Dr. Malebranche said that there was no risk for my exposure. any assurance you can give would be greatly appreciatedView Thread
there is not need to apologize. all of you are so paitient and give so much of your time i appreciate your response. i certainly did not notice any cut or bleeding from her hand and with the possible sore i noticed later that day did not see an active cut. i am still following up with my GI specialist. i have now developed what was diagnosed today by my eye doctor as viral conjuctivitis. it has now been 18 weeks since my incident and i have off and on stomach pain, very tired and now conjunctivitis. Everything i have read from you and helpmed says that my exposure did not put me at risk. i just can't bring myself to get tested. i know that that is not the bravest thing to do. i read that viral conjuctivitis is also a symptom of hiv, but am not sure it would manifest itself within 18 weeks of exposure. thanks for any response and thanks for all you do.View Thread
i posted this a month ago. i would appreciate one more response. thank you. "sorry i posted on along with this question. my exposure was a hand job by a sex worker 13 weeks ago. i have not had a hiv test, with the understanding that the hand job even though it was after she masterbated herself resulted in no risk for me. i was hoping the endoscopy would find something that would cause the stomach issues hoping that it was one more reason to reassure me that i have not been infected with hiv. sorry for posting on someone else question."View Thread
is the reason for hand jobs not being a risk even though i may have had a sore on my penis, cdc's report that hiv is not infectous outside its host? "Additionally, HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host"