First and foremost I must say that my current worry about a possible HIV infection has granted me more empathy for anyone worried about an infection and those that are infected. I wrote a few weeks ago about an encounter with an escort that I had where the condom came off as I pulled out (also I might have herpes, as one doctor diagnosed me with it years ago and other doctors since said it was a misdiagnosis). Suffice it to say, I took an HIV test at my doctors office and it came out negative. However, here are some of the sticky points. First and foremost he believed it to be a viral infection and diagnosed it as Thrush and also allergies and prescibed some medication for it. The HIV test was taken 25 days after possible exposure to the virus. I developed this "thrush" 4 days after the possible exposure and still have it to this day. More to the point, 3-4 weeks after the experience with the escort I developed headaches, red and black spots in my mouth along with a sores on my tongue and on my cheeks from time to time. They appear and disappear. Also I have had a few days of diarahhea that has been very mild. I have also had some wierd outbreaks of small localized red bumps and feelings of lethargy, nasuea, and for a few moments out of the blue, stomach pains. My doctor and I are waiting for additional tests on my blood count to come back. My question is this; am I showing the symptoms of ARS since it is in the "window"? How accurate are HIV tests 25 days after and when one could be showing the symptoms? Since the hiv test and culture came back negative and I am a a smoker, could I have hairy lekopika ( please forgive the misspelling)? I do have ridges along the side of my tongue and have had them since 4 days after? Any help would greatly be appreciated.