• 3 months ago

    Early HIV symptoms or a anxiety?! Help please!

    I hear early hiv symptoms called peripheral neuropathy. I got a rapid HIV test and began to think they pricked my finger with a infected prick or secretly used another tube at the same time while drawing blood and injected infected blood using same type of tube into the small cut wound from the prick?! anyway 30 mins after the test and drawing blood both of my arms tighten up and my forearm and bicep feels a painful ache..not so painful but it tensed up and I could not control it till the point it felt like I lifted a couple weights. I went home and pulses showed up. I had a heavy pulse in my chest and one in my forehead and A VERY odd one in my right arm. My right arm feels like it has a burning sensation at the back and a huge pulse inside of it that I can feel when I put my hand in my armpit. My right arm is so stiff and tensed to my shoulders and burning. My pulse in my heart has decreased but my arm pulse is still very high and it feels heavy. and I am scared I got infected at the free clinic :( please help if you ever experience this in a panic attack..any replies will be appreciated I need to know before I get pep..please I'm scared And need a explanation :( any relation?


    Can HIV survive on a finger prick? Can HIV be pushed into a small fresh prick cut on your finger and infect you?! And I know some will say it dies right away but then how can he test my blood once it is outside my body for a couple seconds? So say he put fresh blood Into the fresh prick wound..could the virus get through the price wound if fresh? I think it is going through my body if this isn't a panic attack

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  • 3 months ago

    RE: Early HIV symptoms or a anxiety?! Help please!

    STOP all of this!!! No, you were NOT infected by a finger prick. You are having a panic attack. You are not HIV infected, you are not experienced peripheral neuropathy, ARS, oral thrush or any of the other symptoms you are likely to think you have. There is NO need for PEP whatsoever.

    Your entire "exposure" in your life has been fingering someone. Again, this is NOT a risk for HIV transmission.

    ONCE AGAIN, seek therapy for this obsession you seem to have over a disease you cannot and do not have.

    And for heavens sake, stop getting tested. Doing so only fuels your worries that someone is going to infect you through testing. That's just crazy.

    Gail
      • 3 months ago
        Just super scared so can you explain why not? The finger pricks was in a plastic reseal bag and everything was laid out by time I got to the room. I did not see him throw away the prick! and believe it was 2 tubes and one was picked up during drawing. If the prick was infected would I be to? Is the prick cut wound deep enough to reach bloodstream? Cause if he put another tube just like the one used to suck he blood of the wound and it had infected blood in it that was sitting fresh or for 5 mins and pushed it out would the blood drop down or go into the fresh prick cut that the doctor needed to squeeze on my finger just to get blood out? Do hiv blood survive in blood once exposed to air but are unable to infect the person? and can you get symptoms of neuropathy in a couple hours of symptoms? Gail please answer and explain everything thoroughly on each subject cause last night I even felt burning and tingling with a pulse in right foot..:( Thanks Gail
      • 3 months ago
        The lancet used to prick your finger was new. It is designed for one use only. It was not previously used on anyone else.

        Symptoms of neuropathy associated with HIV take years to develop, not hours. What you are experiencing are symptoms of anxiety, nothing more.

        Gail
      • 3 months ago
        So no way to have symptoms in the first 24 hours? I figured maybe it was shock/panic/anxiety after results cause a day before I was afraid it was unsafe.

        Can you explain the risk a fresh bleeding cut from prick and the mini tube used to suck drops of blood from it? if a fresh tube of infected blood was pushed into or onto my cut without me knowing, is it a risk or not a deep enough cut to infect me? and also the finger pricks was blue mini machines in one big plastic bag. Are you saying pricks only can be used once and not again cause it stops working after one use or because they are only supposed to be used once?

        Thanks!..
      • 3 months ago
        "Can you explain the risk a fresh bleeding cut from prick and the mini tube used to suck drops of blood from it? "


        ZERO risk. There is NO RISK of HIV transmission from what you describe. None. Nada. Zippo. Zero. No tube of "fresh" blood was shoved into you without your knowledge.

        Good gravy, you were stuck with a new lancet, blood was drawn OUT of you with a small tube, a drop of your blood was placed on the test to check for antibodies to this virus; none were found and the very, very good news was given to you that you are HIV negative.

        Accept this and move on with your life.

        Gail
      • 3 months ago
        I wanna move on so bad I cannot take the stress of worrying but my body won't ignore it. even doing a few coughs here and there for nothing.

        I felt the tube pushing against the prick wound but not a new tube but in my mind maybe it was. Let's say if it was despite it not happening if blood from the tube WAS pushed on my prick wound up close direct contact...is it enough to reach my bloodstream?

        Also maybe it was a safety lancet that is not reusable but say it was and before he pulled it out the plastic bag and used it on someone positive 20 mins to a hour before me and put it back n the bag...IS there ANY risk on a reused lancet that was used before? I did not see him throw it away but seen him throw he bloody things away. Make me believe he put it back in the bag maybe..But if he did even though you said he didn't...Would there e any risk whatsoever? even a small one?! Please I need to know detail...so I can rest and try to overcome this so called neropathy/anxiety I suddenly got out the blue..