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Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV?

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possible hiv infection from a spa asian lady in colorado that offered services other than the massage this was july 10 1013. Oral sex was done and condom placed orally to perform vaginal sex. Im moves to Korea freaked out starting nervious... Got the smallpox vaccine on july 17 and took an initial hiv test. Drank water from faucet... During the july 24 week i started to see some pimples on thights few here and there on chest and neck, super headaches armpit swelling, warm skin tremors, diarhea then got anthrax and menningoccocal vaccine on july 27 2013. The diarhea continued. Panic! Did another hiv test about possible elisa test with army 4weeks 2days and didnt got a call so ok.
I ate rice roast apples banana then went to the field and got a bit better on the way back. Did another Ab test about 7weeks at the hospital.
Had some aches here and there. Then at 9weeks did an eia test also ok. Went to hospital following up at 10weeks an Ab test also neg. Now waiting for the 11th and 12 to comply but i have a diarhea now. This weekend eate a piece of meat that had a very good picture of worms this last saturday night... ive experienced several skin mouth reactions, pin needles hives etc through out this story. Also time change from colorado to field 12hr night shift for almost 4weeks and back to day normal shift. I dont know...i also feel ao out of place that i dont fit in this reality.... I guess this is the best way to describe it.
Posted Thu, 31 Oct 2013 in Infections
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Does not seem like HIV

Detailed Answer:
Hi

Thanks for posting your query on XXXXXXX

It seems like a chronic infection. There are many germs that can cause long term infection. It can also be disseminated candida. I think it is time that we get detailed blood tests done. It will help figure out the presence of infection or allergy etc. I think you should also get tested for typhoid with widal test.

If you can send me a photo of the rash, I will be better able to help you. Armpit swelling can either be from infection of chest or arms.

It has been 3 months since the sexual exposure and the HIV tests have been consistently negative. Thus HIV infection seems unlikely.

Though low immunity due to ongoing stress and travelling etc may be responsible. Another cause can be drinking impure water while travelling or later. Since the digestion is getting affected, impure water seems to be a cause.

Apart from the tests, lifestyle changes should help increase the immunity.

My following advise should help you until you are able to find a reason:

- Take hygienic, nutritious diet and pure drinking water

- Eat more of fruits and vegetables - atleast 5 times a day

- Do regular exercise at least 20 min a day. Exercise can include walk, yoga, gym, cycling, swimming etc.

-Take adequate hydration for diarhea. OPtions include gatorade, pedialyte etc.


Waiting for your reply.

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 17 minutes later
Rash comes and go eapecially if i rub it against a surface it has appeared and when i ate itll be gone...
Photos whell... I could send what i has during july 23 week.
Looked like pearly pimples foliculittis like...
Armpit... If you see the like under smallpox vaccine side effects its a long list...

The diarhea today... Well saturday i was invited to friends house for gril... Well i notices some stringy like things, swems to be like meat vein one sees but these ones were bunched up towards one end. You know what im indicating round worms in a flat stake. I felt the surface with nail to see if it was corugated and it was. So i ate a subway sandwitch today, half from yesterday. I didnt had diarhea yesterday...

Thyphoid ok... Im going to a lab facility to do it. Also will do another eia.

Water now is bottled and ive been on better diet now with no issues for about two weeks till today
I saw the typhoid in wikipedia and the only thing that seems different is the fever. Warm skin...one thing i can tell you that is very similar is the irregular heart beats as i recall having rapid heart beat. The rash looks like it too.Also i feel bloated for awhile especially after a soup i got from a chineese rest. The soup was a mix of meat and sea food...
And i believe that i got tired of eating out...ive have been delirious and pea green stool... Wooou i took pictures of almost al of this.

After all this time elapsed would i come positive for thyphid?
Would this infection can interfiere with the hiv?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 26 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Parasitic infections can be tested with stool analysis for ova and parasties. Even if the test is negative you can always take tablet albendazole (anti-parasitic) single dose. It is usually curative.

Since you are not feeling well, while travelling or visiting, you should take precautions regarding diet and lifestyle. Avoid food from outside. Take nicely washed home-made food that is more hygienic. Always wash your hands with soap and water before preparing and eating food.

Regarding rash, pearly pimples can be caused by molluscum contagiosum - a viral infection. These usually last for a few months. With treatment they do not spread much. Again a photo is needed to come to a diagnosis.

Yes, typhoid can be long lasting if it is not diagnosed. Typhoid can also cause skin rash but is not pearly. It does not interfere with hiv infection.

Regards

Dr Vaishalee

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 3 minutes later
How to send a picture?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 5 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Upload

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

You can upload the photo by clicking upload button on the right side of your dashboard.

Alternatively you can send it in email at YYYY@YYYY and address it to my name: Dr Vaishalee

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 29 minutes later
Sent .These times with my embarassing situationa and all i have paid attention more than... So this is another.

If i use the right ear plug to hear a movie at a reasonable volume and i dont use the left pluf the left ear drum begins to vibrate. Many time it vibrates because im slipping on left side and the right ear remains open to sound forend the left drum vibrates.

This is of any indications at all?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 57 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Interestingly, the rash in the photos looks very much similar to the rash of small pox. I think that you are having complications from the small pox vaccine. Avoid touching the scab after the vaccine.

Since small pox is caused by a virus, antibiotics will not be effective. I think vaccinia immunoglobulin may be needed. Check with your doctor to confirm the diagnosis.

It is possible that the diarrhea and other symptoms are a sequel of small pox vaccine. Let us see what comes up on the tests.

Regarding the ear drum vibrating, you may be hearing the resonance of opposite ear-drum due to the headaches you are having.

Take care.
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 6 hours later
Im driving insane. I see my tounge everyday so im watching over me many times.
Anyways i saw a small white spot on the fold of the side tip of tounge. It had an apperance of a kanker and i was able to sceape with nail. It was a little soar...
Dont know if this has to do with thyphoid or hiv or hairy leucopenia etc.
About couple of says ago i spoted white spot on lip and inside cheek. But gone at this time. The one in the cheek appears to concentrate more and "pop" out of surface.
Still have stool a little loser than yesterday morning. After 1030 i sarted to see more lose and felt like diarhea.
Here also the rash looks like hives too on wrist...i also noticed the ring ther in wich i dont know if i rubbed with something and caused it. This ring went away next day.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Take it one step at a time

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

The ring seems to be tinea, another very common fungal infection. Yes there is some rash and swelling on the arm, but it looks more like an infection than hives. Hives are itchy and lots of swelling present. Infections have the reddish spots.

The colour and frequency of stools is not normal. We need to do something about it. I really think the diarrhea is a complication of smallpox vaccine. But we also need to rule out typhoid, etc. We also need to get stool tests done. Once we are able to rule common causes out, we do not have to think about those anymore.

The spot inside the cheeks and on tongue is not hairy leukoplakia. One way to diagnose it is with a biopsy. Since you are able to pinch it and drain its contents out, it seems viral infection(maybe small pox complication). I could see oral candida on the tongue, which can be considered normal flora.

There is definitely some low immunity in the background, but it does not seem to be HIV. We can get a hemogram done (a blood test) and immunoglobulin levels to see if some type of blood cells are reduced in quantity. In your case, acute stress seems to have caused low immunity and development of viral and fungal infections. I will recommend that you practice some relaxation techniques like breathing exercises to deal with it. Do not worry, you will live through this phase.

Medicines are available for these infections but have some side-effects and can worsen your health.

Regarding lifestyle, it is important that you drink and cook in safe drinking water with lowest ppm. It will help keep the swellings in the mouth and diarrhea in control while your immunity fights it. Regarding diarrhea and other related symptoms, also rule out other conditions and keep small pox vaccine side-effects in mind. It needs specific treatment.

I hope I was able to give an insight to your issues.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 18 hours later
Thank you for your responses.
I have several observations.
About the rash like hives... Well these goes away quickly does it makes it an infection because of this trend?

Does thyphoid fever can be the system and present itself without fever?
My doubt is that i dont have it due to lack of fever. However i feel spaced out almost delirious due to thyphoid, Derealization from stress, hiv or a related virus, bacteria or parasite...

Another stressor to my day today... Last night i noticed that on the center of the hard palate was a small-looking scrape or somethig that bleed jist a little. This morning i was reddish but fair less.
it doesnt have any borders. Hope that it was from eating.

But again looking at ages related to some symptoms of diseases many rashes are associated with a disease allergy or other reactions...

So i end asking about any detail.

The loose stools from the other day seems to go away for now. You know, i took a high mg vit 12 dissolving strip, i want to remember that it was that day that i started having the lopse stool... i just realized that.

I guess my diet including rice, rice has been the golden egg.
Anyways i want to point this observation... I definetly feel like im spaced out and is afecting me at work etc. Some people look at me and state you are look pale are you ok?

For now
Ah milia...

Since theres too much to talk about making this a complex dilema i also forgot toention that i have noticed some milia spots on right lower lashes area...



 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 5 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

About the rash like hives... Well these goes away quickly does it makes it an infection because of this trend?
A.     It seems to be lymphangitis than hives. It comes and goes correlating with the skin/lymph node infection (the draining site). Is it on the same arm that is having the skin rash/vaccine?

Does thyphoid fever can be the system and present itself without fever?
My doubt is that i dont have it due to lack of fever. However i feel spaced out almost delirious due to thyphoid, Derealization from stress, hiv or a related virus, bacteria or parasite...
A.     It is possible that you don’t have typhoid, hiv, etc. That is why I asked you to rule it out rather than rule it in (with tests). It is not in good interest to think that you have a disease until it is proven. It is also not in good interest to think about it unless you can do something about it (treatment is available /effective).

Another stressor to my day today... Last night i noticed that on the center of the hard palate was a small-looking scrape or somethig that bleed jist a little. This morning i was reddish but fair less.
it doesnt have any borders. Hope that it was from eating.
A.     Try using mouthwash to take care of oral infections. Also take some multivitamins until all the diseases/disorders have reduced in intensity.



The loose stools from the other day seems to go away for now. You know, i took a high mg vit 12 dissolving strip, i want to remember that it was that day that i started having the lopse stool... i just realized that.
A.     If you can tell me the constituents of the vit tablets you took, I will able be better able to help you. Some natural ingredients in multivitamins (that are not vitamins ) e.g, omega 3, 6, 9 are known to cause digestive symptoms.

I guess my diet including rice, rice has been the golden egg.
Anyways i want to point this observation... I definetly feel like im spaced out and is afecting me at work etc. Some people look at me and state you are look pale are you ok?
A.     My intellect says that whenever a systemic infection occurs, it does affect all organs including brain. Second reason can be electrolyte imbalance, nutritional deficiencies, improper food, malabsorption due to diarrhea, etc. Mostly we should give the infections some time to clear up. Once it is clear or at least reduced, you will feel much better.



Since theres too much to talk about making this a complex dilema i also forgot to mention that i have noticed some milia spots on right lower lashes area...
A.     Yes I noticed the white spots. Milia are mostly temporary and go away on their own. It seems to be white heads blocking the gland secretions. Can wash the eyelashes with shampoo that contains tea tree oil. It should help.

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 48 minutes later
Couple of answers

vit Zn
l glutamine
multi vit chewables
have been used more recent

then i was using vit e
but stop using

then was using vit c
probiotics
Q10 use from time to time
fish oil
Cranberry pills
b12

i think thats all.

Why im tired or feel like dont belong?
Why im sensing a lower intermitent sharp pain on lower back, on border of hip area?

I might have suffered depression too to the extreme of depersonalization...

Well did a eia hiv test 11weeks...

I plan to visit the hospital today to get check for pancreas and thyphoid.

Thank you for your patience

I want to be specific about things that i see to provide better description and prognosis.

So here i am recapping on stool experiences copor textures etc.
The way i put this in perspective in consistant. Some times loose other normal. One day beige other green and ocasionally brown.

I dont know if little "grind dark looking pepper" small -Salt size-evenly means anything along with the other observations.

I still feel weird i can not feel free or feel part of this world or people around ...Feel delirious somewhat in the night cry...
Can go to sleep... Though but im afraid of pooping because of the obvious thigns i have mentioned


 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 4 hours later
Brief Answer:
My sincere advice

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

I will answer your specific concerns here.

vit Zn
l glutamine
multi vit chewables
have been used more recent

then i was using vit e
but stop using

then was using vit c
probiotics
Q10 use from time to time
fish oil
Cranberry pills
b12

A.     Among the vitamins mentioned above fish oil is definitely known to have side-effects of diarrhea, even bleeding in intestines giving the green colour to stools.
The safe vitamins among the above choices are multivit chewables, vit c, vit b12. It is not appropriate to think that whatever is on the shelf of a pharmacy is safe to use.

In fact fish oil should be withdrawn after knowing its side effects. The dilemma is that it is commonly included in food items, even in baby food, and so many kids are suffering. So you are not alone.

Why im tired or feel like dont belong?
A.     Need to get tests done to rule out common causes of tiredness.

Why im sensing a lower intermitent sharp pain on lower back, on border of hip area?
A.     For any sharp pain in abdomen it is important to at least get an ultrasound done.


I might have suffered depression too to the extreme of depersonalization...
A.     It is due to ongoing health issues. Medicines are available but removing the stress is the cure to your depression.


I want to be specific about things that i see to provide better description and prognosis.

So here i am recapping on stool experiences copor textures etc.
The way i put this in perspective in consistant. Some times loose other normal. One day beige other green and ocasionally brown.
A.     Tests needed to check about the cause of green colour.


I dont know if little "grind dark looking pepper" small -Salt size-evenly means anything along with the other observations.
A.     Everything has some explanation. Lets see what comes up in tests.


I still feel weird i can not feel free or feel part of this world or people around ...Feel delirious somewhat in the night cry...
A.     Just so you know that you are not alone and if you are brave, you will live through this phase.

Can go to sleep... Though but im afraid of pooping because of the obvious thigns i have mentioned
A.     Take more of fruits and consume pure water to combat the diarrhea. It is one thing that is cheap, harmless and very effective. In the stores, Aquafina, kinley (Water produced from reverse osmosis technique) is considered very clean water with lowest PPM. It will also help to keep water-borne infections in check.

Take care of yourself.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 2 hours later
Ahhhhh...
Frankly im nervous and i had agrovated many with this horrible experience.

I went for a run and just ate dinner. I had noticed a light pink are on my left shin... Seem like a hot spot from boot.

I dont recall hitting anything and now is a light bruise.

I noticed several red small spots around leg area similar to hives.

A good thing the palate is healing.

Ill go to hospital tomorrow... Please instruct me on the tests you want to run.
Thank you
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

I think the red spots are just indicative of presence of infection, maybe folliculitis with candida, staphylococcus, etc. Bruising maybe because of the thinning of the skin due to infection and makes it more susceptible to bruise after trivial trauma.

Similarly red spot in the mouth also indicates the same process.

The tests that you need to get done are:

For diarrhea, pain abdomen - stool culture, stool for occult blood, stool for ova and parasites, barium enema, ultrasound abdomen, urinalysis and microscopy and maybe even sigmoidoscopy (it is an invasive procedure and is not done as the first step).

Blood tests - hemogram (TLC, DLC, ESR), hemoglobin, BUN, Sr Creatinine, SGOT, SGPT, Sr Bilirubin, blood glucose, VDRL, Widal test, tuberculin skin test, HIV test, serial blood cultures, febrile agglutinins, culture of any pus or other fluids from skin infections, CT Brain, coagulation profile, vitamin K levels.

These may be included along with other test as prescribed by the Hospital physician.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 6 hours later
Ok.

I have sent you this morning some images from the leg bruise it turned into red ....

My phone number is
010-4092-2228

in case you see need necesary to contact me...

 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
Some drug reaction

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

From the images it seems that you are having urticarial rash, most probably urticarial drug reaction. Do you have itchiness or other symptoms of urticaria like difficulty breathing etc?
The urticarial rashes come, itch, swell and go only to appear somewhere else. The sequence may go on for weeks.
The ring-like lesion, since it went away in a matter of days, seems like Erythema multiforme.
Anti-allergics like benadryl are the mainstay of treatment.

Also we need to figure out what caused it. If it is a medicine, then you need to stay away from the medicine.

Take care

Dr Vaishalee

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 32 minutes later
I remembered that i might have used a chair to support my left leg and probably put preasure on that spot and cause it to bruise a tiny.

I rubbed the are with my finger last night too while observating it... It might not be that as it is not itching at all.

 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 3 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

Since it is not itchy, the chances of urticarial rash are low. For now, we will take it as infections/bruises and take steps accordingly. Like we discussed earlier, you need to go for tests and we can discuss the reports.

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 20 hours later
Ok... Just to gobover few results.

I did a liver and thyroid function test check and results are ok.
The only thing was cholesterol was at 210. I believe i can reduce it however i think it run in family.

On the other hand the 11 week eia hiv test was neg.

lastly my mental state is odd. what i describe sound like is found in the inrernet as: spaced out, un real, and dazzy like feel along with a tired like symtoms.

During some time in the last several weeks i had some anal itch may be found during night or morning. Some during day time but not as much.

I had watched stools to see lumps or things clues to anything.all i hace seen is what i had showed and described you earlier.

I have eaten ok like yesterday we went to a chineese rest as group i stayed with simple stuff rice noddle over rice with veggies and had some small strips of meat. It had a bunch of onions and garlic chunks too. That was good!.

No issues and this morning bowel was good. I noticed some white pellet size chunks but the next stool was about 30min after that. That was last nights rice with furikake seaweed some XXXXXXX with bread stuffing and XXXXXXX desert. All ok there. Stool was ok too.

Feel ok, tired though i wish for a cafeine load...

Well after waking up i aslo noticed a red spot on my right inner side of the elbow and some little ones on that same wrist from the picture...

Other than that i need to go out for a ride
Also the results from ct scans were done like two week ago. Nothign.
Mri i think is more accurate though for head.

Vdrl too neg

took me wjile to figure the tests you had losted and i had results from two weeks back.

The other ones no.



 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 54 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

I did a liver and thyroid function test check and results are ok.
A.     Good
The only thing was cholesterol was at 210. I believe i can reduce it however i think it run in family.
A.     Can be controlled with diet and exercise. Avoid high calorie foods like milk products (cheese, butter, cream, ice creams, chocolate, etc). Exercise at least 20 min a day.

On the other hand the 11 week eia hiv test was neg.
A.     Good

lastly my mental state is odd. what i describe sound like is found in the inrernet as: spaced out, un real, and dazzy like feel along with a tired like symtoms.
A.     Seems like slowed mentation. Can be due to many reasons –mostly seems like some infection that is releasing toxins and the toxins are affecting the brain. Otherwise, it can be anemia, depression, etc. Hypothyroidism and liver disease have been ruled out already. Slowly learn to live with it. It should not affect your work. If the cause is found and taken care of, then the state may get better. Do not take any more over-the-counter supplements for it. They will make it worse. Try focusing techniques – meditation works. Otherwise puzzles and video games also help.

During some time in the last several weeks i had some anal itch may be found during night or morning. Some during day time but not as much. I had watched stools to see lumps or things clues to anything. All i hace seen is what i had showed and described you earlier.

A.     Here I will try to explain a little. Try to see the reason behind it. The anal itch is due to a fungal infection. The infection may also be there in the gut causing the altered stools. It was caused due to lowered gut immunity because of the medicines taken (fish oil may be the culprit), antibiotics can also cause it. Drinking pure water will help. Many people with similar symptoms are feeling better with it. Can try Vaseline or a diaper rash cream for the itch.

I have eaten ok like yesterday we went to a chineese rest as group i stayed with simple stuff rice noddle over rice with veggies and had some small strips of meat. It had a bunch of onions and garlic chunks too. That was good!.
A.     Try cooking and eating at home.

No issues and this morning bowel was good. I noticed some white pellet size chunks but the next stool was about 30min after that. That was last nights rice with furikake seaweed some XXXXXXX with bread stuffing and XXXXXXX desert. All ok there. Stool was ok too.
A.     Good good

Feel ok, tired though i wish for a cafeine load...
A.     Little bit caffeine is ok. Do not overdo it. Get tested.

Well after waking up i aslo noticed a red spot on my right inner side of the elbow and some little ones on that same wrist from the picture...
A.     Ok, not a big issue. Can try acnemol (over the counter cream found in skin care isle in pharmacies) for it.

Other than that i need to go out
A.     Yes, go out and have fun.

Take care

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 2 days later
Hello

im sending this message to let you know i sent lab results in the email. Now youll se number that i wrote down by hand the represent labs done two weeks ago from that date on report for comparison.

I still am having feelings of spaced out.... This is horrible is affecting me in many ways. Just afraid of many things . Feel of like a movie dying etc...however i still get some red spots here and there...

Anyways though i let you know
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Hi

Detailed Answer:
Hi again.

I went through the reports. The reports are very reassuring till now. The white blood count is so normal that I am thinking that the cause maybe non-infectious. Maybe auto-immune or rheumatologic.

Regarding slowed mentation, anemia has been ruled out till now. Urinalysis is also normal. Thus no urinary infection, etc.

Anyways how are your other symptoms now?
What have you been trying for your symptoms lately?
Is the health improving overall?

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 6 hours later
The symptoms are I still am having feelings of spaced out.... This is horrible is affecting me in many ways. Just afraid of many things . Feel of like a movie dying etc...however i still get some red spots here and there... 

i believe improving overall... Lile i stated the hiv test at 11weeks-

but auto inmmune?
Reumatoid?
Stool look ok
I sent another image for your consideration
I also want to mention that the Army PA i contacted didn't want me to get any tests. He stated that he rather send me to psyc. He highlighted that i dont have resons why to get tested for pancreas and, head and body MRI.
I get several symptoms that im observing and i cant get tested to rule out? At the minimum one is taking care of onesself and doing these tests out of a routine check is a valid reason to have these completed.

CT scan has been done but CT scan can see quicker soft tissue but can miss small tissue in development like MRI.

Im expressing my frustration too here...

Anothrr day feeling like im in a dream.
One question

is an EIA test at 11 weeks results; at 84day 12 weeks will change?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 17 hours later
Brief Answer:
Hi again

Detailed Answer:
Hi again

The symptoms are I still am having feelings of spaced out.... This is horrible is affecting me in many ways. Just afraid of many things . Feel of like a movie dying etc...however i still get some red spots here and there...

i believe improving overall... Lile i stated the hiv test at 11weeks-
A.     It is good that the condition is improving. If it gets better without much intervention, then it is the best thing.

but auto inmmune?
Reumatoid?
A.     I was thinking of these conditions as they can have similar presentations like rashes etc. Auto-immune condition is when body’s immune system attacks the organs. But it can result in a few positive tests. For example if the liver is getting afftected, then liver tests will be positive. These conditions are not so easy to diagnose, serological tests are done if suspicion is high.

Stool look ok
A.     Good

I sent another image for your consideration
A.     It looks like a cystic subcutaneous swelling-maybe epidermal cyst. But the diagnosis can be made on examination only.

I also want to mention that the Army PA i contacted didn't want me to get any tests. He stated that he rather send me to psyc. He highlighted that i dont have resons why to get tested for pancreas and, head and body MRI.
I get several symptoms that im observing and i cant get tested to rule out? At the minimum one is taking care of onesself and doing these tests out of a routine check is a valid reason to have these completed.

CT scan has been done but CT scan can see quicker soft tissue but can miss small tissue in development like MRI.

Im expressing my frustration too here...

Anothrr day feeling like im in a dream.
A.     I can understand your frustration. I think you should consult a neurologist and convince him enough that he prescribes you one. Usually it is prescribed if there are neurological symptoms like headache, neck pain, etc. Or it is prescribed if there is evidence of cerebral or cerebellar lesion. Altered mentation is an indication for MRI, hope you find someone who can help you with it. MRIs can be expensive and may take long time to get an appointment at some centers. I will also suggest you to continue taking vit B12 tablets.


is an EIA test at 11 weeks results; at 84day 12 weeks will change?
A.     Usually does not change.

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Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 3 days later
I started vit12 along with spirulina garlic shark carti. and the l glut amd Zn.

I have kust drank 2 beers just trying to relax. And i wwnt to the bath room and saw a red spot on the back left side of tounge. The red spot looked like an over grow of capilaries...or may i describe like a cherry mole lile but without the mole shape. small erupt of capilaries. And i scrape it Off and burst and gone for now.

I also noted that red blemished on skin in well spread from each other on body just a couple just to have a number.

Still feel tired and spaced out. I tried to get an mri today but alternator stopped working...

The doc was surprised to see me once again... So we went through the bilirubin and the pancreas is pretty much ruled out.

So ill be getting anothe almost 13 weeks eia test next week...

Dont know if i have anything... DEPERSONALIZATION NEXT.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 13 hours later
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Red spots at various places suggest a viral infection, maybe hand-foot-mouth disease or maybe autoimmune in nature.

It is very common to have a viral infection and still not know the exact diagnosis, since viruses present with a wide range of symptoms.

Since you are suspecting HIV and test EIA test is repeatedly coming negative, I think we can go for a more accurate test called as PCR-DNA. It will catch the DNA of the virus if it is present in blood.

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 1 hour later
Isn't it hiv tests after x weeks be ok for diagnosis?
 
 
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PCR-DNA test is used to detect infection in early stages even before the antibody response is build up. It can detect viral DNA as early as 10 days after exposure. This test is also done to eliminate the need for repeat EIA tests.

EIA is used to measure the antibody levels which may not be positive in window period.

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 48 minutes later
Ok.

So repeated Ab and eia in the past would be a sign of good ?
 
 
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It is a good sign, but PCR-DNA can be done to clarify the doubts sooner.

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 53 minutes later
Are these normal to you?711 image was several months back. The others today. Any signs? Sent images
Hello

i have sent an email with some images for consideration.

Also the pcr test where can it be found in my area Camp Humphreys korea?

I have seen, mostly, Ab tests offered here. For now im relying o what i have.

Any help is appreciated
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 17 hours later
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Are these normal to you?711 image was several months back. The others today. Any signs?

A.     Yes these images are normal. Not much of change from 711 image. No signs of any infection except from coated tongue. Coated tongue is a very non-specific finding, does not mean much, except that you need to take hygienic food.

I hope you have made the following changes in your lifestyle:

- Take hygienic, nutritious diet and pure drinking water. Water from reverse osmosis technique is the purest and you can easily find it in the bottled water shelf in grocery stores.

- Eat more of fruits and vegetables - atleast 5 times a day

- Do regular exercise at least 20 min a day. Exercise can include walk, yoga, gym, cycling, swimming etc.


Regarding PCR-DNA test for HIV, you need to check with local HIV counselling center and they will be able to advise.

Regards

Dr Vaishalee
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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 3 hours later
Would you be ok with an Ab at 13 weeks i.e. 89days and what would you say?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 53 minutes later
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After HIV infection, the virus is released in the blood. As a result the body immune system tries to fight against this virus and starts producing antibodies.

This antibody becomes detectable after 3 weeks to 12 weeks and is picked by EIA.

So testing after 12 weeks after exposure should come positive if infection has occurred.

Thus negative EIA test at 13 weeks is very reassuring.

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 2 minutes later
Well im sensing that im reasured with the 11week.
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 6 minutes later
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Yes if you think are reassured, then we can stop the HIV testing now. And repeat the test once in 6 months or 1 year just to confirm.

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 2 days later
I'm sending these as I migh have an initial growth of something. The papillae in red. I don't know....Sent several images
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 13 hours later
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It seems like an oral infection getting worse

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Hi

I have seen all images sent by you.

The red papillae are not a new growth but are happening due to some oral infection. This infection is wearing out the superficial lining of the mucous, thus exposing the capillaries of the papillae.

Thus if oral hygiene is taken care of, it may help reduce the lesions.
Consult a dentist for this issue. Maybe periodontal disease may be responsible. Thus professional cleaning of teeth may help.
Rinse your mouth with mouthwash.
Avoid taking supplements that may make it worse. Since some medicines (supplements) can reduce immunity and lead to all these issues.

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Follow-up: Did oral sex. Pimples on thighs, armpit swelling and diarrhea. Is this HIV? 37 hours later
sent result in image
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaishalee Punj 9 hours later
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Did not get the images

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I did not get the latest images. The ones that I received seemed like the ones I received a few days ago. Please update.


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