Thanks for your quick response - please can you elaborate?
As she was a CSW in a high-risk country, there is a high chance she had HIV, and if I ingested her vaginal fluids would this not be a risk? Particularly if she had a high viral load?
No. Oral sex is not a risk. Saliva has properties that inhibit the virus from infecting someone. What it does is it breaks down the virus thus making it unable to take hold and infect someone.
Thanks again for coming back so quick .
The thing I am worried about is that I brushed my teeth probably 10 minutes prior to the episode. My gums always have minor bleeding when I brush, so I would have had small but fresh wounds in the mouth.
Does this provide a route of transmission?
1. Because of saliva
2. Because that does not get back to the blood stream
3. Minimal amount of fluids are not a risk
4. Other mouth bacteria
5. Too small of wounds
so can i put this behind me and resume normal relations with my partner?
(while of course pursuing my investigation of what is causing my health problems)
Think that has been answered.
Just to update.. i had a 11.5 week (80 days) DUO test , and it was negative.
6 tests all negative within 80 days. However, I am still physically in poor health and cant shake the feeling that something is deeply wrong.
· chronic diarrhea persists
· unable to gain weight which was lost in the past 2 months
· dry mouth and hairy white coated tongue
· Dry, flaky skin in facial T-zone (i think this is sebhorreic dermatitis)
· palatal petechiae still there
· peripheral neuropathy hands & feet
- general malaise .
- last blood count (Taken 1 month ago) indicated higher lymphocytes than neutrophiles (though this could be explained by the EBV mono)
does anyone have any ideas?
> can this be post-viral lingering EBV symptoms?
> can this be late seroconversion HIV? all over the internet there are both anecdotal reports and document case reports of late seroconverters, HIV seronegative infections, etc - so for sure it can and has happened. Hence, replies such as "no risk and cannot be HIV, duo test negative is conclusive at 4 weeks" is not reassuring.
really appreciate any of your thoughts.
there must be a way forward other than continual testing.
Vance, respectfully, with the very real health issues Im experiencing post exposure, its not possible to simply 'move on'.
I am simply physically not the same person I used to be - and there are various markers to indicate this (CBC, weight, etc).
Would any other experts besides Vance care to share their insight?
You have been answered abotu HIV.
Your multiple test prove that you are indeed negative. The DUO test is conclusive after 4 weeks (28 days). You're just anxiety filled, which I completely understand. Very recently I was in your shoes. You just want to believe it's positive, and cannot accept a negative test. You gotta do it. You're HIV negative. Make sure you keep it that way, my friend,
If you have had a negative 4th Gen test at 80 day's; there is no way any responsible person on this forum is going to say your anything but negative.
4th Gen test is conclusive at 4 week's.
To those of you with clinical HIV experience, eg. nursegirl, please could you help me to know -
1. things like sebhorreic dermatitis, normally how quickly does this appear in HIV positive patients post infection?
2. what about xerostomia (chronic dry mouth)?
3. what are your experiences of late seroconversion?
for peace of mind i am going to get tested again tomorrow, it will be 90 days...
We can't help you anymore here.
Just tested negative again at 89 days (3 months) with a rapid.
Should i test again tomorrow to be totally sure?
:-) just kidding... I am going to put this behind me now and move on.
Thanks for your support all.
We had same risk i also had same syptomns as you i still get night sweat my risk was .6 months 1/2 ago i had 7 tests all negative latest test was 6 months and 1 week still worried
Every said you were negative.
Dry mouth means nothing. It was stress.
Dr Handsfield on the expert forum has always said, it is impossible for anyone who test's negative on Duo post 8 week's to test positive after.
Nobody is going to prove him wrong.
Foxyfox, you are not helping.
Please start your own thread if you are concerned.
Wantonjoe, be happy and thanks for posting results.
Foxy, what exactly was your exposure and where?
Maybe we can help each other figure out what is causing our symptoms..
This is an HIV-specific forum. Since neither of you has HIV, please continue to converse about other possibilities using our private message feature. Thank you.