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I had unprotected sex with the sex worker girl last Sep 14 2019. Now it's nearly 5 months. I tested HIV antibody test at 3 months. It was negative. But I faced the hiv symptons such as white tonge (i think leukoplakia) , tingling hands and feets, muscles pain, muscle weakness, nails changes, dry eye, headache, tummy, gastric, tonsil, dry mouth, dry eye,skin peeling,(etc) since 1 months ago after exposure.

I will take another hiv test on coming Feb 10 2020. I am feeling depressed every day. I am so scare to face this horrible disease. I always want a happy family. I think it's impossible now. Someone please give me any suggestion.

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    Hey,

    You do not need to do another test for HIV.

    The previous test you have done was negative and you tested after 3 months.

    I am sure that you will get the same result come back again. (Negative).

    All of the symptoms you mentioned above, I could link them to different disease (cold, flu, even food poisoning...)

    YOU ARE FINE, but just next time use condom if you worried about getting stds.

    Best,

    Hugo

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      Thanks for your kind. Actually I didn't know this girl was a sex worker. I met her at the beauty saloon shop. I didn't know about her. I'm idiot. Everyday I face so many symptons. Now start coughing, swollen glands in my armpit. I feel more thin and thin. Whatever thanks for your encouragement.

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      Hey,

      You are very welcome.

      Based on your message, i could tell that you are very nervous, but the point is that you do not need to do any further test for HIV, as i do not know if you had tested the other stds, if not, you should do a full window test; if yes, move on to your life and forget about the stressful periods but remember to your protection in the future.

      Also, as i said before, you could just got a cold or flu. it is not every symptoms link to HIV/STDs, go to see your doctor if you have any conditions.

      Best,

      Hugo

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      hey man . i did the same thing as you one frink night and than for

      months afterwards i was sure that i had hiv , and herpes . Day and night all i did was research symptoms and i could not sleep or eat or wvwn do my job . I began loosing wieght . Even after my STD screening came back negative all i did was worry . I have seen 2 general practioners , and one dermatoligist . Who have all told me i am STI free . Finally i can relax . But during this time of worry . i lost close to 15 LbS . Symptoms that i would research began to appear . Alot of it is your mind playing tricks . Dont listen to anyone who tells you that you dont need another test . If your worried do the test , put your mind at ease my friend . But when it comes back negative , put this behind you . chalk it up as a mistake and learn from it .

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    I hope Feb 10 brings you another negative result. And then you can quit worrying about it. I bet your symptoms will then start to slowly subside as the stress and fear is lifted.

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    Hey friend , im in a similar boat , oral thrush , a rash across my rib cage both sides , 10 tests all 4th Gen from the vien , negaitive , but im still going thru these health issues 3 months later .

    On here a person said anxiety plays a big part in your health so get tested and move on ,

    im telling myself this for over 4 hours and now im saying forget all these negative thoughts , im going to change my thinking .

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      seriously , the anxiety can make you have synptoms that are not wven there or even amplify minor and normal sensations in the body .. When all your doing is thinking about what you might have things can get crazy fast . The point is , get tested , and than get retested a few months later . if those come back negative than that is the result . If you still have symptoms work with your doctor to get to the bottom of it . But if the HIV test had come back negative sevwral time s stop tell ling yourself you have HIV . Trust the medical science that our civilization has invested trillions into . HIV tests should be taken 3 months after exposure . taking one again at 6 months will garuntee the resukts are accurate

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      hey friend

      This is were is gets confusing , here in the UK the guideline is after 3 months of testing with a 4th generation test from the vien they class that as " negative " you dont have hiv , but on google some people say 6 months honestly is there any truth in this ?

      my incident was in november 2019 & my last test was on feb 2020 , 12.5 weeks later and ive done 10 in total all clear . STI tests inc urine all clear .

      blood works perfect .

      not sure who to honestly trust .

      Dr Google can also have a lot of BS ..

      Hopefully friend you can share some lite on this topic .

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      Hey,

      You should trust your test result, otherwise what is the point to do the test?

      It is a bit confused of the methods for testing HIV.

      The reason why we have the guideline for 3 months is because some people may develop the antibodies after one month but within 3 months, that is why the guideline should set up to 3 months.

      However, different test methods could give different window period. for example, PCR only required 10 days after exposure, P24 antigen & antibodies test, which is what you did, the window period is 28 days (one month), the traditional antibodies test require 3 months window time.

      All in all, the test you did are very accurate and you should try to move on your life.

      Kind regards,

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      Hi

      mate thanks for that , honeslty i think there should be a clear guideline here in the uk , none of these 3,6 & 12 stories .

      Its confusing and a waste of the testing centres time .

      i will now focus on what you have told me and try to move forward .

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      Hey,

      I think you could find the guideline via NHS website.

      In the UK, we mostly use 4th generation test method to test HIV, the window period is within one month. Again, it still depends on the test methods.

      Glad to see that you are planning to move forward, as i know it will be a difficult time but please remember that you did the test which was accurate and confirmed that you are HIV free, so try to think less about it.

      All the best.

      Kind regards,

      Hugo

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