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Hi..Here is my story..About Two and Half Months ago I had sex with an escort woman.twice.I used a Condom but I had a gash on my pubic region.Because I always shave their..Few weeks went by and I was partying and not workingout anymore..I then noticed these lil red bumps on my thighs..I work at a tire shop btw.I then started to get really nervous because I noticed these bumps and noticed I couldn't lift as much weight as I use to when I started off.After awhile I then got drunk this sunday and ..the next morning I felt really bad I started thinking about HIV more and more and thinking what If I have it.I wont live long and all this other stuff.I then went to work on monday and my back was hurting.I then started reading about more and more about the sympthoms.I noticed my head,chest,diarrhea. muscles were hurting and also loss of appetite didnt really eat anything. .I then started stressing more and more and had a dream and woke up in the middle of the night.also noticed I had Constipation I then went and had a test done on tuesday for HIV and STDS..after that I still was feeling bad.I kept ready more and more about HIV/AIDS Wed came along and I was still feeling bad I didnt go to work..I also been really tired and sleeping more and more.So this night I woke up around 2AM and still felt Constipation I then started to worrie and went to the Hospital where I saw the doctor I told him how I felt he took some blood to check my T cells and everything but it was not an HIV/AIDS test. he said everything looks normal but I still feel like crap Sad Can anyone tell me what their thoughts are please.
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replied September 11th, 2008
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HIV would make you have diarrhea and not constipation. Call that doctor and ask if he took an AIDS test with your blood work.If not, go to a clinic or your doctor and tell them you want to be tested for HIV/AIDS. And all other STDS as you could have picked up a number of things from that prostitute. Enough time hasn't passed for the AIDS test yet but your close...Call or visit your doctor or clinic.Do NOT have sex with anyone until you have been tested.It probably isn't HIV.HIV symptoms do not appear so rapidly but other STDS do...get tested for them all and always be safe and extra careful when dealing with prostitutes and sex workers and escorts..Good Luck to you.Let us know if we can answer any more questions.
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replied September 11th, 2008
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I have used the bathroom today and it's constipation and diarrhea ..When I do use the bathroom They took blood in three different containers they said that they checkd my Tcell count and something about my immune.they said they didnt check for Hiv..My test comes back on the 23 and I'am stress really bad .My chest hurts on the left side of my body right now.:(When they did test for Hiv I also got tested for syphilis...Please respond.
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The chest pains sound like a panic attack....breath.Deep breaths...count slowly down from 10 to 0 and take a deep bresth,hold it and slowly let it out.Do that a few times.It should help you not get worked into a panic attach.If they tested for T cell count then they may have been talkking HIV test. You also mentioned you didn't want to die.People live average life spans with HIV and AIDS now.Most people who are + take one or two pills a day.It isn't the death sentence it was in the 80's and early 90's . It is a manageable virus and totally controllable as long as you sleep,eat,exercise and take your meds.I have friends that have been HIV positive for over 25 years. Relax and don't stress over this.Wait for your results and don't think the worst...no matter the outcome,its how you deal with it that will make the difference.
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I thank you allot for you replies I'am stressing so bad over this I can't stop thinking about it.I can't eat at all I feel hungerless atm waiting for these results are so stressfull on me I feel sick right now =/ chest hurts bad.
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Your chest is hurting due to panic...really, deep breathing will help. A hot shower or bath will help. Read or do something to get your mind off of it.You will be OK.I promise you.It is going to be fine.I have had AIDS for years.I am healthy and can work out and eat and do everything i did before I got AIDS. But getting tested is the most important thing.The sooner you know the sooner you can take action.
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I feel like something is wrong..The past few days I couldnt stop reading about sympthoms and everything do people really stress this much over it..my mother said that im acting like a hypercondriac This all happend sunday morning during my hangover I started reading more and more and more and started looking at the sympthoms and felt that way..the next day and the past week since sunday everyday I read about all the sympthoms and all the feelings you should have from HIV/AIDS..Im sorry for how Im acting it just that I try to act if nothing is wrong and try to relax but it always just goes back to me just..worrying so much =(
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I understand...I really really do...its normal to obsess over it until you get the results...just try your best,that's all you can do.And know that you are not alone...I am definitely including you in my prayers and your in my heart and thoughts...its going to be OK.Really...I promise.
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Homer thank you very much <3 I do hope everything is okay =/
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sure thing...let me know,OK?
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My sister has been suffering chest pains and she has been told it is stress. You have stressed yourself out.

I have been positive for over 15 years. Since 1993 in Kenya and I am still here. I don't know which country you come from but I hope they have medication for HIV.

What part of your public region had a gash?

As Homerx says, you should be tested for all other STDs. Then wait the required 90 days to do a HIV test. To be completely sure that you don't have the virus, test again in another 90 days after the initial 90 days.

Whatever is is my friend. You either have HIV or you don't. Instead of worrying, think what you will do if you are postive. What steps will you take? What if you are not postive? What changes will you make in your life.

Please do something else like read a book as Homerx said. Distract yourself. You need a break otherwise you will loose your mind. Spend time doing a favourite hobby. Break the stress pattern. The more you stress, the more symptoms will show up. Think about something else. You owe it to yourself.

I used to be a prostitute myself and when I was told I had AIDS, I had stopped prostitution. But on that day that I got my results, I went to give the prostitutes information about a disease that people caught while having sex. I was not as knowledgeable as I am today but I refused my AIDS to be the only thing that I thought about. I felt awesome volunteering my time. Maybe you can go volunteer somewhere while you wait for your results.

Know that you are still valuable and this is not the end of the world. Pamper your self worth.

It seems to me like you have a very supportive mother. That's a bonus.

All the best
Muthoni (Mson)
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Re: Ky13
Muthoni wrote:
Pamper your self worth.
It seems to me like you have a very supportive mother. That's a bonus.
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Pamper your self worth.....that is wonderful,Mson! Excelent saying... peace and he is very lucky to have a mother that gives a damn...I should know Rolling Eyes mine could care less so treasure her.. tiphat
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Thank you I'am sorry it is so hard for me to relax I went to the mall and try'd to take my mind off this and just coulndt I got something to eat but then once I got home I threw it up =( constipation is making my tummy hurt bad.Also started to cry =/.I got some decolax and hopefully that will help with the constipation..I try to just relax but I just can't stop thinking about it..it's so hard and I don't feel good My friend said I should see a doctor for anxiety befor I have a nervous breakdown..
Im so worked up I cant even go to work..I'am from Fresno,California..
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Also the cutt is about an inch or lil less away from my penis going towards it. because I shave down their but it's like alil gash.
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Here I'am crying looking into the Moon the sky asking myself can I really Have HIV it's so stressfull waiting for My results..Not only that it's not even a full three months mayb two and half..Why do I feel this way I sit here reading about sympthoms telling myself I feel this way stressing so mad stoping and taking deep breaths just crying...I feel so bad right now I don't know if I can handle this I read so much about HIV Sympthoms and said to myself I feel this way.I cant eat nothing and when I do eat I throw it up.Im hurting inside so bad..Can't stop thinking about the what if's...Why did I do this I pray to god and everything I would never do this in my life again..I dont even wanna have sex if imma be going through stuff like this thinking and worrying constantly do I have it or not?..
*Really down and out*
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replied September 12th, 2008
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For HIV to occur, there must be a fluid HIGH in HIV. Blood, semen, vaginal fluids and breast milk.

There has to be an activity as well as a way into the bloodstream. Was your gash fresh? Was it healing over? Did it come into contact with the other's fluid?

Keep distracting yourself. The mall was a good idea. You might think you did not distract yourself but you did.

Your country has medication just in case although we wish for the best.


Always
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I used a condom I shaved but after like an hour or so mayb more I went with a friend to the escort woman she then put the condom on me ..he wwent in first and went in next I remember I had also had my boxers on also After that I then washed myself with cold water this was the 2nd time both time I had used a condom..and didnt take off my boxers Im hurting mentally right now pretty bad this is most of what I can remember atm because Im so stressed out right now ..=/
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I know what your going threw...I know that doesn't help much or make you feel much better but I do know how you feel....all you can do is wait for the test results and try to keep your mind busy...=/
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Ty..Im trying to relax atm but it's to take my mind off this I should eat I havent ate anything But a chicken sandwhich the other day and threw it up .=/
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When I cant eat I have oat mill...it goes down with out any work and usually stays down..don't let yourself get sick over this...eat..you have to eat or you wont be good to any one for anything...doctors orders...EAT! =)
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