is your post in conflict with the cdc report above that states that the hive virus is not infectous outside the host? i have posted elsewhere and was concerned about a sore on my penis after being masterbated by a sex worker after she had masterbated herself. just asking about clarifying your post re; the last paragraph from the cdc report.
one more thing i have had this stomach pain off and on for over a month. you guys most think i am crazy, which i feel that i am. Dr. David mentioned not playing the "if" game. i am hanging on to your comments and the cdc comment about how long the virus lives outside the host.View Thread
you may be right about the stomach cramps. they come at different times of the day. i am trying to get in and see a gastrologist next week. i am equally concerned that i have lost about 10 pounds in the last week (5%). Do you and Dr. David agree with the CDC expanation that the hiv virus is not infectous out of the host or did i read this the wrong wayView Thread
you guys are so patient with all of us and particularly me. i am trying to get into a gastrologist for my stomach cramps. it is miserable!
Not sure i can make it another two weeks. everything i have read confirms what you guys have said. a writeup by CDC sais that infection outside the host: " Results from laboratory studies should not be used to assess specific personal risk of infection because (1) the amount of virus studied is not found in human specimens or elsewhere in nature, and (2) no one has been identified as infected with HIV due to contact with an environmental surface. 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."
Even though she may have rubbed me with a napkin she had wiped her fingers off CDC and WebMd say this is no risk because the virus is not infectous outside the host.
i will try not to bother you because you need to answer questions once and not over and over again like with me.
however the reduction of stress and frustration is, i am sure, a big benefit of what you do. i know it has gotten me this far.View Thread
thanks for everyone's advise. last night i had terrible night sweats, soaked pajamas and bed. i of course freaked. i also found a sore inside my mouth in my cheek. i respect all those that go and get tested and if positive take steps to obtain treatment. i am not that person. When i described my girlfriend, it is actually my wife. we are older have grandchildren and a pretty good life that i affected with one encounter. i wish i could go back, but can't. i can't bring myself to get tested and confirm my worst fears. i wish Dr. David was closer so i could see him or talk to him. i don't feel there is anyone i know here to do that with. my health was good until i began to feel bad about 7-8 weeks ago and haven't felt good since. I feel my life is over. There is no way i could face my family or friends. i can't believe i risked everything i have for that one encounter. 3-4 minutes were not worth ruining my life and that of my wife. i guess no going forward is cowardly but i feel i have no choice knowing that i do not want to let my family know about this. i appreciate all your help, but not sure what else anyone can doView Thread
i now have swollen lymph nodes in my armpits. i just noticed it. they are under both arms and are really soft almost like fat.( i am overweight). i am 10 1/2 weeks after the exposure i described. it just seems that each week it is something new. my doctor doesn not return from vacation until January 9th, so i guess i am asking for additional assurance that what i described is not a risk. i am so stressed i am not sure how i can get through the next couple of weeks. thanks for your help.View Thread
i can't tell you how thankful I am to get your response. it is Friday night the day before a holiday weekend and you take the time to respond to all of us who are so stressed.
The exposure I described is the only time that i have engaged with a sex worker over the last 5 years and tested negative a couple of years ago.
The rash i described was gone in 3-4 days but reoccured 10 days later and went away in 3-4 days. by the time we went to the dermo the rash was gone. My girlfriend has not had other symptoms other than being chilled over the past few weeks.
i have had upper stomach pains off and on (pain one day then nothing for 3-4 days). No fever, no rash. I went to the doctor about my stomach and he gave me nexium and recommeded i see a gastrointensinal doctor.
During my exposure she had wiped her hand clean but cleaned me with the napkin she had cleaned her hand. i did not see any visible vaginal fluid.
i am encouraged by your comments and by the fact that HIV does not live long outide the body. she touched me 3-5 minutes after she had masterbated herself.
i am following up with my doctor about my stomach issues. i am now imaging swollen lymph glands even though it has now been 10 weeks.
i have read your recent post and i am sure i speak for many visitors to this site when I thank you for all yoiur time.
i will assume i am not infected becuase what i described is what happened and nothing else.