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That,s not true and i don,t know where your getting your information from but it,s wrong.Thrush is so common in everyday life.90% of woman will get thrush at some stage in their life.It,s not a classic ARS symptom.I understand your fear and anxiety but you are going around in circles.The only way you are going to know your status is by testing and nothing more.
Please, stop worrying about your symptoms and about your tongue. I'm not saying this because symptoms aren't good to diagnose yourself but because I also had a HIV risk 2 years ago and also had many symptoms and a white coated tongue a few weeks after my incident which freaked me out because on many health websites a white tongue was a classic symptom of HIV infection so I know how you feel!
I was extremely worried and anxious for 3 months and did 5 tests (all were negative) and after around 7 or 8 months I was able to get HIV out of my head and go back to my normal life and I noticed that my tongue was gradually becoming better and the other symptoms like numb hands went away.
So, I can tell you that your white tongue is a symptom of severe anxiety and anxiety can cause many symptoms that may seem similar to ARS.
So, don't worry about your symptoms and keep yourself busy I'm sure you'll be fine
I also forgot to mention, maybe I did mention, this started all last week. Exactly 3 weeks post exposure. We are coming up on 4 weeks now, and now swollen lymph nodes, flu like symptoms, not feeling well, Geographic Tongue with a split down the middle, and throat pain. I also forgot to mention, although I'm not sure if this is related to ARS, but I've had a pressure like feeling in my ears, like water is stuck in there, making my head hurt.
I'm losing it TEAK. I really am Convinced. Do you know about the Geographic tongue and pressure in ears>?
I know symptoms never tell, but then why does everyone talk about ARS? I remember having a scare 2 years ago. I came on here religiously, and I learned a lot. But back then I didn't even have close to the scare I have this time around. And I actually have symptoms this time after 3 weeks.
Geographic tongue may look alarming, it doesn't cause health problems and isn't associated with infection or cancer. Geographic tongue can sometimes cause tongue discomfort and increased sensitivity to certain substances.
Awesome, so at this point, there is nothing wrong with me. I will get tested when the time is right, and until then, I will practice safe sex with my current partner, like I always have (except for, I think, that one blacked out drunken night of which I don't remember what I did) and I won't be putting her at risk.
Did the responsible thing, got tested with the p24 antigen, duo thing at 4 weeks. Came back NEGATIVE!!! I know this is around 99%, added with my low risk factor, so I'm feeling better. I will test again at 3 months just to be absolutely certain. THANK YOU!
HOWEVER, GETITRIGHT77, This test was done on Wedesday, got the results today. So it wasn't exactly 4 weeks....Today is exactly 4 weeks post exposure....So is this ok!? 26 Days?!
Still have very swollen lymph nodes all over and sore throat
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