You seem convinced that you have HIV despite my assurances that your exposure was a no risk exposure and despite the fact that you have been told on the dermatology forum that your rash is folliculitis. You now repeat the question. You will get the same answer, perhaps with a slightly different spin, but it is the same answer. I suspect that your anxciety is getting the bast of you.
Your exposure was a no risk exposure.
Your symptoms are non-specific. Only a minority of persons who get HIV have ARS (which is basically a flu-like syndrome which occurs during a minority of HIV seroconversions) while over 99% of persons who develop flu-like symptoms have been found to not be experiencing ARS but a viral syndrome form some other cause. The causes of sore throat, as for the causes of rashes are too numerous to count.
So what should you do? You do not take my advice or that of the dermatologist. I do not wish to argue with you. Go get a single HIV test. Now, at 4 weeks following your encounter, about 85-90% of tests that are going to be positive will be. Hopefully this, along with multiple professional opinions will allow you to put his behind you.
Finally, two other points. The reason for the character limit is to encourage people to be concise. You have violated the forum rules. Please do not do so further. And lastly, clients are allowed 2 posts in a six month period. We will run this one through but please be aware that following completion of this thread, no further new questions will be accepted for 3 months.
I hope this will help you to put this behind you. EWH
I posted my pictures in the dermatology forum but the doc said I had folliculitis. I read up on folliculitis and it doesn't really seem to match the type of rash I have .I am fatigued, but that is do to me constantly worrying about my situation, and I also have a horrible sleep schedule. I will admit I am constantly googling "early hiv symptoms" and other things like that. My sore throat does not really hurt that much during the day, but when I wake up it hurts for a little. The inside of my mouth seems to be getting dead skin right around the edges of the inside my mouth, tonight I think i noticed a very tiny ulcer on inside my bottom lip. http://i337.photobucket.com/albums/n394/toenail1234/chest4.jpg
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All of this has me very concerned. Should I be concerned? Or do you think I am bringing these symptoms upon myself because of the stress I am under?
It would not let me post all my question due to the links- sorry about the two posts
Quick Follow up, I got my 20 min blood test today. Its been 5 weeks since my NO RISK exposure and I tested Negative. The person who tested me said It that at 3 months its conclusive. My question is Do you see any reason for me to go back and get another test?
No. As I said, you did not need testing to start with. Now you have information at a time when 85-90% of tests that are going to be positive will be. The answer you got when you were testing awas the stock answer given to everyone. My assessment is based on your exposure and the context in which you were tested. EWH