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hi, you too Dr
I'm reading your post
I should add that I knocked my funny bone on my left arm quite hard before the tingles started
so you are mainly worried about HIV?
Yes, if you used a condom the chances are very good you dont have HIV
It is not transmitted through touch or oral sex
And the tingling is likely related to the knock ton the funny bone
Thank god...I just think what if the condom split?
i got a sore throat the day after the sex
and ive not really felt myself recently
It is likely anxiety
mainly been worrying
what can i do about it?
i am struggling to sleep?
just get the rapid HIV test at 14 days
i don't know whwere does that in the uk?
do you still think its unlikely
yes, I do
is there anything i can take for anxiety?
Yes, ask your doctor for medicine
clonazepam short term helps
and the tingles are sometimes on my right hand. i guess my real question is, would i get the tingles and the flu like symptoms so soon (3/4 days after an exposure)???
yes, you could get it that soon
but I doubt it
HIV is not transmitted like this
is it usually late stage
that it attacks your nervous system?
so the tingles could be anxiety too?
yes for sure
is that common?
yes, bizarre symtpoms with anxiety are common
thanks. but just to confirm,, my hiv risk is low? its just been hard to explain the cold/flu and tingles
web md saying neuropathy and that this is affected by hiv/diabetes
Yes, HIV is really low
you'er welcome :)
Any more questions
im just paranoid
but you are ok
i got the tingles on friday, when will they go?
i think the ulna nerve is damaged...
yes, it can take a while for the nerve to heal
maybe a couple weeks
really? wow is that usual
yes it is
i just hit my funny bone..
nerves heal slowly
ok thanks for your time
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Can I be a pain, it is just the coincidence of these symptoms after a potential exposure that bothers me
yes it is an unfortunate coincidence
i will get a test, but how much can anxiety have to blame here
im really worried ive got hiv
I am pretty sure you don't
even if the condom split, what does one have to do to get hiv?
i dion't think it did but sometimes you can tell
you would know if the condom split
The chances are still pretty low
unprotected sex with an infected woman is still low risk for a man
so it is a low risk
thanks for that
so even with a split condom
its pretty unlikely
and she may not even have had hiv
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