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Am I Infected? / Re: Worried sick what's the risk?
« Last post by Ptrk3 on August 25, 2016, 09:12:50 AM »
Again, symptoms mean very little, if anything, and the forum does not comment on them since symptoms can arise for numerous reasons completely unrelated to HIV infection.  If the persist, and you feel unwell, you should seek medical attention to address the symptoms.

It is highly unlikely that you have been infected by the HIV from your actions.  You are in the medical system, awaiting tests results.  If you have further questions about your potential (and low) risk, you'd best address those questions to your medical professionals, since they can reassure you face-to-face.
Estoy infectado? / Re: Duda relación riesgo
« Last post by Andy Velez on August 25, 2016, 09:11:12 AM »
De nada.  Y recuarda que dudas y miedos no son hechos.  Adelante con su vida.
Am I Infected? / Re: Worried sick what's the risk?
« Last post by Outtamymind on August 25, 2016, 08:54:58 AM »
Thanks for responding. Today I feel so weak again and they are my only symptoms my legs feel dead and my jaw. Would the symptoms keep recurring or come then go until I reach later stage illness? I'm kind of reassured by your comments and I appreciate them but I'm seriously concerned and feel like my life has been turned upside down. I guess I will know next week one way or the other. If the lady was recently infected like 3-5 days prior to my exposure are the chances higher for infection? I'm guessing viral load so soon after could still be fairly low which also decreased the risk? I don't know I'm just hanging on to every last hope.

Am I Infected? / Re: Worried sick what's the risk?
« Last post by Ptrk3 on August 25, 2016, 08:44:55 AM »
I agree with Wade.  I fully expect any and all testing for HIV antibodies due to this incident to be conclusively negative.  Your risk for contracting the HIV is very remote, at best. 
Am I Infected? / Re: Worried sick what's the risk?
« Last post by Wade on August 25, 2016, 08:12:28 AM »
Hi ,
A negative result is always encouraging , but as Patrick advised we still go by the standard protocol. I will say some of the newer tests give quicker results and a negative result after 6 weeks will rarely change.
All that said being the insertive partner and the brief exposure, your risk was low.
I think you will come out of this OK

Am I Infected? / Re: Hiv testing
« Last post by Wade on August 25, 2016, 07:58:13 AM »
We do not comment what others have said , we simply give you a risk assessment based on facts.
As to your questions.

1. No one has been infected from GETTING a blow job since the epidemic began and you will not be the first.

2. body fluids are not infectious once exposed to air ...period

3. You never had risk and I can see nothing else I can say will ease your mind other than to test again. If this was your only concern you will test negative till pigs fly.

Am I Infected? / Re: Hiv testing
« Last post by Naz113 on August 25, 2016, 07:36:16 AM »
Hi thanks for your immediate reply.

i know you u have advised I wasn't at risk. However I have some follow up questions.

1. Receiving oral as advised from my doctor is a low risk? Although the possibilities are slim. So unsure how u can say there was no risk?

2. I had a shower immediately, would it be possible the vaginal secretions would enter me if I was cleaning myself?

3. Is it possible that the test did not pick up anything because the blood didn't have antibodies antigen present? I have been taking proton pump pantrozapole for acid reflux. prior my test would this have an effect?

Thanks again.
Am I Infected? / Re: Humping with clothes
« Last post by Ptrk3 on August 25, 2016, 07:35:03 AM »
Nothing you did with these actions put you at risk for contracting the HIV.  No test is necessary:  you need to just move on.
I Just Tested Poz / MOVED: Humping with clothes
« Last post by Ptrk3 on August 25, 2016, 07:24:44 AM »
This topic has been moved to Am I Infected because it does not belong in the "I Just Tested Poz" section of the forum.

Living With HIV / Re: Opportunistic infections
« Last post by DANIELtakashi on August 25, 2016, 06:56:20 AM »
You started at 50, so it must be higher now.
Please don't worry too much.

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