[Question #369] Clarification of risk

34 months ago
Bouncing off question #339. I apologize in advance for asking about my exposure again. Make a long story short. 
Timeline: 
Jan-unprotected vaginal insertion for 2-3 second. Fellatio and cunnilingus was performed, deep kissing as well. When i left next day irritation of the throat and coughing. Itchy sensation, sting and feels like something in my throat. Throughout the day i cough (small ignoring ones) but laying down, drinking alcoholic beverages, it doesn't bother me. Stiff neck and fatigue, no noticeable swollen lymph nodes, no fevers.  Feb-Mar, develope discharge off and on. March 26 had sex with her again with condom, no mishap. May 15 HIV test blood drawn was taken and results are negative. The lady in with the risk encounter show me here negative results. From July-September i had sex with two other women multiple times (not at same times)but with condoms but i feel my worried and anxiety gets the best of me and i second guess if i used condoms on the two women between July and September. One woman has kids(6) with IUD and the other is single she showed me her negative results she took in June 14. She say last sexual encounter was in March (ex-boyfriend). I do recall there was no spectacular events with the condoms. Because i dont want to go through what i went through in January. The symptoms i am experiencing are making me think something is still wrong. Im trying to get over this. Dr. Hook i know u gave me helpful information but the GERD meds not working and amoxicillin didn't work. Starting in October up to now im having thigh joint pains  and muscle aches on my shoulders n neck.-------------
Im thinking of getting a home test Oraquick? On a scale 1-10 how sure u think im clear? The sexual event in Mar 26 to May 15 how accurate is the HiV test? I think it was a 3rd Gen test because it says (HIV 1&2 AB)? If my symptoms was related to HIV from January to December, wouldn't i be sicker than what im experiencing now? How often does a person come back to this site and inform u experts that they are positive? I think im may contracted Mono, your thoughts? Thinking of getting a Endoscopy to check. Forgive me for the question. 2015 worst year of my life. 

Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago

Wally, the additional detail you provide in no way changes my thoughts.  There is no evidence or reason to believe that you have HIV or any other STI.  Your negative tests are conclusive and to spend money on further testing is a waste of time and money.  I don't disagree that you may have a medical problem but for you to continue to try to link it to your sexual activity is misleading and will only delay you in finding out what is really the problem.  I recommend that you see a good internal medicine physician and seek his/her assistance in sorting this out.  You may need additional medication for GERD or have some other problem but based on what you say, HIV is just not a concern.  Please realize that on occasion it takes physicians a bit of trial and error (and repeated visits) to sort out what is wrong with their patients.  Find a doctor you like, stick with them and please don't worry that you got HIV from your encounter last January or in your subsequent exposures.  EWH 

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34 months ago
Update 
Hello Dr. Hook
My tingly throat irritation, annoying cough, stiff neck is subsiding. I don't think I feel the fatigue anymore. It started Monday (12-28-2015). Its weird but its starting to feel like its going away. I wonder should i still go get it checked? I scheduled an doctors appointment for January with Kaiser Permanente  to see about it. Im feeling nervous as the days get closer to date. My wife is starting to have the tingly throat feeling and coughing . But she thinks its bc of her asthma. If it is something contagious, i think she got the throat n cough thing from using my utensils eating off my plate. I will update u in January or make another thread if this closes. Happy new years  Thx.....
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
34 months ago
Thanks for the follow-up.  It is far more likely that you (and your wife) have one of the community acquired viral infections that most people get from time to time.  I remain confident that you are not infected with HIV of any other STI from the events you have described.  EWH
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