Strange - I went in for the 6 week test (http://www.biolytical.com/instifaq.html) and for some reason the nurse couldnt get my blood to get sucked into the little pipette used in this test. We ended up trying 5 times (pricking 5 fingers) and they couldnt do it. They said that my blood doesnt come out in blobs and instead follows the counters of my finger prints and said that the blood was thin. Has anyone ever heard of this? Does this occur to the blood duriing seroconversion or was the nurse just incompetent (apparently was her first time administering the test on a public person outside of training). That freaked me out that they couldnt get my blood into the pipe. I'm still having muscle pains in the legs and tingling sensations in random spots kind of like distill neurapathy. I'm going to another center this friday but now I'm freaked out. Has anyone else had problems with rapid tests like this?
folks - I did a rapid test at 5 weeks and 2 days at the hassle free clinic in Toronto. Tested negative. Do you guys think that I should forget about it now - I know people here say 3 months for conclusive and some docs say 6 weeks for low risk exposures. Appreciate the feedback.
good to hear the throat is better today :),..i think it's anxiety now that's causing your aches and pains and others....like TEAK said bro,,..you were never at risk, but get that std panel asap and to calm your fears, get an hiv test if you want and prepare to your get your negative. my hiv window period anxiety is kiling me , don't search the internet like i did,..bad thing to do to look for symptoms. i believe this is when the guys would say move on :), you're ok
teak/Mikey - can anyone of you guys help out.
My sore throat is better today. Was wondering though would ARS related muscle pains be generally all over or isolated muscles. The muscle pains in the left thigh is really deep, the back of the left knee is hurting as are the left and right hip areas (ARS joint and muscle pains?). I am also experiencing fasciculation (twitching) in these muscles. Could I please get some expert feedback on these pains as its really killing. I'm popping so many advils. I am in the ARS window period still and my original muscle pains I was complaining about are no very deep and sharp. THe crackling in the ear is present but the white stuff on the tonsils are gone and the throat is generally not sore anymore.
There is nothing more to add. You were never at risk for giving oral to a woman.
teak/mikey - can you please help? I am panicking here.
Teak thank you for the feedback. But I do have some questions for you. I would greatly appreciate your expertise here. I am very nervous right now.
Was wondering if ARS could come on 2 days after exposure as I noticed the white spots on my tonsils then. Though I realize that it’s been 2 weeks and I am still feeling the effects – they are actually more pronounced now i.e. sore throat and ear and am very gassy this past week (hopefully its not signs of diarrhea coming on). They say that its less than 1 in 10,000 for a normal oral but what about with inflammation in the mouth. I don’t know if she was menstruating or had recently (I didn’t notice it) but by how much would that increase the risk of exposure.
How longwould it normally take to recover from a regular viral sore throat. If you count the white spots as the start then I’ve had this for 12 days now. The white spots are gone but the throat is killing. I am freaking out.
You don't need HIV testing and were never at risk for HIV.
Thank you for the feedback. Would kindly welcome teak and others to please help shed light on my situation? The ARS symptoms and the insertion of my tongue inside her vagina are freaking me out.
Hey there concerned, sorry to hear of your recent exposure however, as you already know, oral sex generally presents an extremely low risk for acquiring HIV. Regardless of what symptoms you may be experiencing, a test at the 3 month mark should give you 'set in stone' proof that you didn't catch HIV.
On a side note, yet it is true that HIV is pretty difficult to pass through oral sex (if possible at all), many other STD's are relatively easy to pass such as Herpes. I'd suggest an STD panel just to be on the safe side.
Not to mention a sore throat which started on inception of the infection.
Forgot to add that I have aches and pains in my muscles in my thighs and triceps.