Doctor took a culture of a rash on my shoulder and back today. Will the culture determine the type of STD I might have? Will the culture result exclude HIV?
Just FYI on background:
I am 49 year old male with wife and kids - AND VERY, VERY SCARED!!
Initially I was scared I had HIV, but I am gaining confidence that I don't since I tested anonymously through www.requestatest.com the following:
20 days post exposure - HIV Neg, Chlymadia Neg, Syphillis Neg, Herpes 1 POS, Herpes 2 Neg,, All Hepatitis Neg
30 days post exposure - PCR HIV Neg and HIV ABS Neg
45 days post exposure - PCR HIV Neg and HIV ABS Neg
95 days post exposure - HIV ABS Neg
I had the typical symptoms of feeling like I got hit by a bus about 15 days post exposure. Exposure was I had oral sex with man. I received. Had depression (never had in my life), tongue got a white film on it, mouth was extremely dry, felt very tired and "out of it" for about a week. Thought maybe it was candida, but was worried about HIV mostly from articles I read.
At the same time I got my 95 day post exposure test, I developed two rashes - one on my shoulder and the other nearby on my upper back - both on the same side which both had a burning sensation.
If this is not HIV what else could it be?? To me, I was hit so hard two weeks after the encounter, that I felt something was wrong with me & body. On top of all that I got the rashes and tongue still has occasional white film and dryness. I've never had a rash my whole life.
Any thoughts will help...thanks..nervous and scared in Midwest