The routes of transmission medically documented are blood transfusion, mother to child, sexual intercourse with infected person, injury with a needle infected with HIV, to children through breast feeding(not a chief one, but avoided to minimize risk). The start of the cycle could be due to a mutant variant being accidentally(or intentionally) introduced into the external world from the lab(a debated topic).
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Dear Doctor. I am working in Gulf. I am single 34. last march I came to India. During my vacation. I had sex with one married girl. Her husband also working in abroad. She was not a prostitute. She was one of my friends classmate. I saw rash in both of her lower arms. She told me that was allergy problem. Now I belive she was infected with HIV. During sex I used condom. but I put my fingers inside . and there was a small cut in my finger that happends 2 days before. and there was deep kissing . and she done oral without protection less than 1 min. After 2 days of the event I felt joint pain in fingers. and a small rash came to my upper lips and roof of my mouth . After around 35 days of this event some problems started on me:- 1 In my right side of my tounge and lips appeard white spots. 2, sore throat, reddish throat and swollen tonsil for a month. and my sound change. Red eyes for 2 days and foamy saliva 3, little swollen lymph nodes in neck and groin. 4, Very mild Flu around 3 week . a cold and discomfort feeling from chest and stomac 5,itchy Rash came in my whole body. coming and disappearing in 30 minutes 6, Neck stiffness and pain 7, 1 week there was diarrhea 8, swollen left upper eyelid one day 9, musle vibration in whole body 10, Digestion problem 11, black bloody spot in lips for one day 12, head presure 13 fatigue 14,Ear whisiling I took Augmentin 625 for 5 days. I am fearing to go a hopital here. I told her that you have some problem. So you should take a test. she went to a doctor and done General check up . and she told she is ok.she dont have any problem . I think she did not take Hiv test. Now I am very upset and worried about HIV. As I am in abroad I cannot take a Hiv test here anonymously. I belive i am infectd with HIV. What I want to do next? can I confirm HIV with these symptoms? If I am infected when I want to start treatment. How long I can hide this from others and family members. Is there any hope for curable medicines in my life time.
Hello, I have query regarding HIV. I had sex before 2.5 month almost before 3 month (80 days before). I had sex with one married girl. She is married before 2 years. Her relation with her husband is not good. Once she came to my town and we travel many places and at last day we done sex. I have not any knowledge of her HIV status. After many days I had found she had many orkut male contacts (Not normal male but she Is continuously adding male friends and she is also contact me from orkut). But her married family comes from strong relation means in her family no girls talk outside. She had live alone for almost 1 year in same city from separate of her husband so I am worried about this because may she is relationship with other. She is English medium teacher and like study too much. I had sex that’s my big mistake. But actually I had fallen in love with her. Anyway after sex I had some headache for one week may be because of Cold environments and also 102 degree temperature fever gone in two days after taking injection from doctor. After that no many symptoms found but in last week I horribly worried about HIV. I had read articles on internet. She had headache for long time, fever for long time, back pain for long time and also too much weakness. Because of her symptoms I am to much worried about HIV. I told her but she said me that I dont have HIV.I know all the HIV symptoms which don’t I have. But I am too much worried so do HIV test after 79 days of sex. Below are details. SPECIMEN BLOOD INVESTIGATION HIV I & II antibodies TEST METHOD CMIA RESULT(S/CO) NEGATIVE (0.12 S/CO) REFERENCE VALUE (S/CO) 1.00 REACTIVE 0.90 TO Note 1: Architect HIV Ag/Ab combo assay is a chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay (CMIA) for the simultaneous detection of HIV 1/HIV2 antibodies and HIV p24 antigen in the human serum or plasma. HIV Ag/Ab Combo is used as an aid in the diagnosis of HIV infection. Limitation: * This test does not discriminate among HIV 1 antibody, HIV 2 antibody or HIV p24 antigen. * A negative test result does not exclude the possibility of exposure to infection with HIV1/2 * Presence of HIV antibodies and p24 antigen is not diagnostic of AIDS. * It is recommended that repeatedly reactive specimen be investigated by supplemental test such as Western Blot. Note 2: HIV testing follows the NACO guidelines Note 3: It is presumed that the patient counseling is done at the referring centre for received samples. The test results obtained relate only to the sample given / received and tested. A single test result is not always indicative of a disease; it has to be correlated with clinical findings. From above I am Negative. But I had read there may be possibility after three month. So can you suggest me what I have to do? How much possibility after 3 month for HIV? I am internally strong. But I m too much worried about HIV. I am unknown before two week for HIV. Suddenly in my mind had strike idea about HIV. At this time I don’t have any symptoms But according to Science how much possibility for me to have a HIV? Thanks a lot. I used Condom bt Once it s come out 3/4.....
I gave oral sex to a female. I m worried in case I have contracted HiV. We didn t have sex but I do have mild gum disease. ( sometimes bleed when I brush) I hadn t brushed my teeth in the previous 6 hours when i gave her oral sex. The front of my gums never bleed it just the backs of the gums sometimes do including the front ones. What is the risk of hiv from this ? Is it very unlikely even if the woman had hiv. I didn t notice any blood from her so don t think she was on her period. Thanks
Hi I am a 57 year old male and the the skin on my glans partially covers the urethra I have been told by a Urologist that it should be surgically opened up. It hasn t caused me any problems except recently I have developed a irratation after I urinate and I have been tested for stds. Any idea what I should do? I am open for suggestions Thanks Jeff
I recently had unprotected intercourse with a female partner, the next morning I had slight tingle/irritating sensation inside the tip of my penis nothing too painful and it dose not hurt to urinate or ejaculate. Over the past 3 days I went and go tested to STDs and am awaiting results during this time I have developed lower abdominal pain (near the bladder) as well as sore and tender testicles I m not sure what this could be as I have not visible sore on my genitals or discharge.
I am a 23 year old, sexually active male. I have had a history of fungal infections (jock itch, infected toes, etc) all over my body. About 3 months ago I started having severe pain on the tip of my penis that worsened after urination, ejaculation and chaffing. I was tested for all STDs at 2 months and 4 months after possible exposure and everything came up negative. I was put on 2 months worth of antibiotics which did nothing to improve my condition. Recently the pain at the tip has gone away but there is now a small line (indentation) along the base of the head of the penis which is the source of the discomfort. It is greatly affecting my sex life. I hope you can help.
hello i have pain after urination, weak urine stream and trouble releasing all urine from bladder. also feel some stillin tubes. slight pain during ejaculation. burning worse at night but starting to be more frequent threw day. had this about 3 weeks with bad burning so i went in after 3 weeks of trying to drink lots of water bc i thought it was a urinary track infection since my wife gets them alot. after 3 weeks wheni took pee test i was tested postitive for clamitia, but my wife who i had unprotected sex with the whole 3 weeks with symtoms came out negative for everythiig and got full paps and swab done, when i returned for 2nd test after meds i could alrdy feel it comeing back, but test came up negative for all stds. whats wrong? its becomeing more difficult to pass urine, more frequent burning the burning is like it pulsates from groin area when it does burn not a steady burn. it can hurt more when flexing that area or moving postions in bed. 26 years old 6 foot 140p ptsd and depression from iraq
Hi Doctor, The other night I received a lap dance. I had my underwear on as well as her. There was allot of friction back and forth where my genital area touched hers, but with both our underwear on. I even rubbed her a little bit and then touched...
Hi Doctor, My exposure date - 22nd Dec 2016 - Kissing , touching cheeks , neck of girl of unknown hiv or std s status. - Nude bath in shower and kissing her while bathing and touched her vagina from hand.No Fingering inside. - Sucked and licked...