Been there mate, my wife had a macupapular rash back chest and legs! You need to relax. Ive heard Sean say, typically ARS occurs as a Triad, extremley sore throat, rash, high temp- this would apparently be indicative.
Now ARS doesn't follow any specific thing, it doesn't even appear in some people at all. I'd take solace in the fact 22 days is the average seroconversion period, you tested at 44 days. Always good!
wow that would have scared the crap out me. i know 40 plus days is a great sign but i swear almost every other day i notice something else she is going through that "could" be HIV related. its like i have better than 20/20 vision for noticing things to freak me out more. thanks for the upbeat response and thanks for sharing. i am assuming your situation worked out fine. hope i am as lucky as you. its amazing how much i have learned my lesson from this ordeal.
Its not about being lucky snurf, its about the woman having hiv or not having hiv.
Ive recently broke out in guttate psriosis, all ove my body- never ever had it, I have an impacted wisdom tooth also- thats got a massive abcess aswel, so my face is looking swollen too, I have a lymph node behind my ear, I have one in my neck. I get little red purple spots in my mouth near my wisdom teeth.
But you know what, I dont have HIV. You just have to try and focus on something else.
I found CBT great! Everytime you start worrying tell yourself- I haven't got time right now- but give yourself a 10 minute worry period at the end of the night
Try having a day of worrying, a day of not worrying (its hard) and then compare. You will achieve absolutley nothing by worrying Snurf. If it means anything to you- I think you are going to be o.k!
i have the same fear.. ur not alone.. how could we bo so careless... i will pray for u and hope 4 best.. some times id rather not know but... i love her and want to do the right thing.. even if i lose her.
your right, its not about luck. it is what it is now i guess. just have to wait and see how time pans out with all the testing. hey ... txkid123 i will keep you in my hopes too. i have been trying to figure out how i was so careless. pure and simple answer for me is selfishness. i am going to try to be a less selfish person as much as i can from now on.
i got back results for dna by pcr. negative for hiv. and they took another antibody test too ... also negative. both of these were taken a little over 6 weeks after my exposure. i am in the clear right?? wanna focus on loving my wife and putting this all behind me forever. lesson learned!!!!! not worth it. thanks for all the advise everybody. this site really helped talk me off a ledge a few times.
PCR-DNA tests are not diagnostic tests.
care to elaborate on that please?
i took the pcr also... ive read that they are used for those who already have the virus... but i also read that they are done in combination with an antibody test.. they say it can detect the actual prescence of hiv 28 f rom exposure.. thats why i took it
Yep same here. Took both at 6 weeks after exposure. Doctor said I was clear
Then your doctor is a quack.
"Took both at 6 weeks after exposure. Doctor said I was clear" - 3 months is conclusive though.
FINALLY GOT MY RESULTS ... NEGATIVE... THIS WAS A PCR... AND AS U CAN SEE THEY DO RUN MULTIPLE TESTS.... HAVENT FORGOT ABOUT U... IF WE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH THIS.. WE WONT MAKE THE SAME MISTAKES AGAIN.. GOD BLESS.. BE OPTOMISTIC
HIV-1 Antibody, Confirmation Western Blot <1.00 - Negative 04/19/2010 04/21/2010
HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual HIV 1/O/2 Abs, Qual Non Reactive Non Reactive Negative 04/19/2010 04/21/2010
HIV-1 DNA by PCR With HIV Antibodies by ICMA NGVP - Negative 04/19/2010 04/22/2010
i was in the same place you were (mine and wife's symptoms) and received some support from the members and Dr.'s here, and my own Dr., that I was able to digest and it helped me to reduce the anxiety and get back to living my life (better) You can check out my posts and the responses and if you have any questions thus far unanswered I would really recommend asking them in the expert forum as well. Again, it all helped me.
I'm going through the same nightmare but I have only me to blame...I pray I get a second chance....I've gone to get tested 60days after possible exposure but never went back for the results ....but have had headaches and nausea and fatigue since....I've known it might be just stress or anxiety. ..but it can also be h.iv.