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
I am surprised to read that stomach issues may also be a symptom of early hiv infection. i had posted elsewhere and thre responses i have gotten are that i did not have an exposure. but for the last 6 weeks i have had stomach issues. per your suggestions i went to to a gastologist and had an indiscopy this morning and nothing was found. is it possible for stomach issues to last so long in early infection?View Thread
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