[Question #4772] cont ono question 4752

27 months ago
hi dr. hook
this is me again. i posted earlier this week. i just wanted to say that our encounter wasnt brief and that's what worries me so much. :( i understand that im repeating myself but i just need to know whats my chance of getting since my encounter wasnt brief at all :((((( thanks. sorry im asking again but any help is appreciated.
27 months ago
im also experiencing warmth on my right foot (palm of the foot). is that a sign of hiv?:(((
27 months ago
when will i start showing symptoms? how long does it take? :(((( i dont want to continue living i cant believe i did such a thing :(((( 
27 months ago
im experiencing the wamrth in the foot when i pee (because like i said at times i have painful urination)...:((( this worries me beyond imagination i cant believe it
27 months ago
can i sue this person if he knew he had it and gave it to me on purpose? what symptoms should i be experiencing by now? :(((((
27 months ago
I recall him going to the west coast two weekends prior we had intercourse so idk if he slept with someone over there
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
27 months ago
I am disappointed to see you back on the Forum.  Your anxiety is out of control and you are doing nothing to address the real problem.  YOU NEED TO BE TESTED TO PROVE THAT YOU DID NOT GET HIV!!!!!  As I have already told you, no matter how long you had sex, your risk of having been infected by the encounter you have described is less than 1/10th of 1%.  In other words, there is a more than 99.9% chance that you did not get HIV from the unprotected encounter you have described. You are asking what are, quite frankly, silly, "what if" questions th   at could all be answered simply by getting an HIV test.  Your fear of getting tested makes no sense as well.

I am not trying to be unkind here but you need to be tested.  When you are, you will find that, as I have predicted, you do not have HIV and at that time, my suggestion is that you should stop worrying an move forward.

Let me also point out that with repetitive, anxiety-driven questions of the sort you are asking, we maintain the option of deleting repeat questions without an answer.  I hope that will not be necessary.  EWH
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27 months ago
no i do not wish my questions to be deleted without a response. im just worried that the symptoms could be due to hiv :(
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
27 months ago
I understand your fears.  Having said that, your risk is tiny- miniscule and your worry is out of proportion.  One last time, I strongly recommend you get tested.  The test will be negative and you can put your fears aside.  EWH---
27 months ago
so those are symptoms of hiv? i also had a swollen lymph node on my right but cheek ( above the anus, but not on the anus, and it was there perhaps for one week) :((( thats the one that worries me the most. that was 2 or 3 weeks after the intercourse :((((
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
27 months ago
The symptoms you describe do NOT suggest HIV- they are non-specific.  Most people have lymph nodes that they can feel if they look for them (as you are now, because you are worried) and when they do, the jump to the wrong conclusions.  Worrying about non-specific symptoms is silly because IF they were due to HIV (I remain confident that they are not), your test would be positive.  Again, all of this brings to the fact that you are worrying needlessly about something that you can deal with easily by getting a test.  

As you know, the forum allows us to provide up to three responses to each question.  This is my 3rd response to your 3rd question.  All of my answers have basically repeated what I said in my earlier reply.  This thread will be closed shortly.  Take care.  Please get tested so you can stop your needless worrying.  EWH
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27 months ago
hi doc
no this was one was very swollen i have a picture of it to prove i wasnt looking for it at all :(((( thats what im saying
27 months ago
its what worries me the most :((( swollen lymph nodes are never good as far as I am aware of ( i guess regardless where they are)
27 months ago
and ive never had that appear before :(((( thats why im very concerned :((((
27 months ago
i was going to see a doc about it but i was too afraid to see one because it could have been swollen due to HIV :(((
Edward W. Hook M.D.
Edward W. Hook M.D.
27 months ago
Please seem my explanation above.  HIV rarely causes swollen lymph nodes of the sort you describe.  I presume that it is due to something else.

One final piece of advice.  Please stay off the internet regarding your fears.  The internet will only lead you astray with misinformation, out of data information, or statements that are just plain wrong.   Closing the thread now.  EWH
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