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after sexual encounter I have had 2 rashes, finger infection

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I had a possible exposure to HIV around 9 months ago. I engaged in unprotected sex 4 times over a period of a month, with someone who claims to be clean but had a spinal tap done for meningitis right around the same time. Since my sexual encounter with this person I have had 2 rashes, a finger infection & also toenail fungus, which I have never had a problem with any of these things before. I have had other unexplainable symptoms such as random muscle aches/pains, headaches & neckaches, pins/needles/burning sensations, pain during urination etc. I have been tested for all other STD's & I am clean. Though I have donated plasma 3 times, first time being 7 months after possible exposure & have been told that all my lab results were perfect. My question is, with all the symptoms & unexplainable things that have been happening can I consider my plasma results conclusive since it was past the window period? I am desperate, please tell opinion.


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replied April 6th, 2012
HIV and AIDS Answer A33623
Welcome to e health forum.

HIV symptoms can be very confusing, and many other conditions can be mistaken for HIV. Hence HIV is not diagnosed based on signs or symptoms. It is diagnosed based on serology tests detecting HIV antigens and antibodies in the blood.

Since your tests for STDs and HIV are all negative, they do confirm your HIV negative status.

All the infections and symptoms you had are not due to HIV, but other systemic disorders which can be diagnosed and treated after due consultation with your doctors.


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