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Offline jude1487

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should I be worried still
« on: March 31, 2007, 04:30:12 PM »
On nov 27 I had sex with a condom with a stripper. I only lasted about 10 seconds.I am uncircumcised and am worried that some vaginal fluid could have
infected me as I pulled the condom off, Or could have got in on the ride home.  Two months after the exposure My
nodes in my groin and under arms swelled. I have tested at 5 weeks with a pcr dna, 9 week regular blood test, and at 13 weeks with a oral rapid test. Do
you think these test are conclusive. Some one told me I might have herpise infection, thats why my nodes are swollen, but I have no blisters. Would the herpies and hiv both infect me through the skin. Would the herpies alter the test results I have already taken. Thanks     

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2007, 06:11:15 PM »
Jude,

You have conclusively tested negative for hiv, which is hardly surprising considering you didn't have a risk. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection.

Any sort of infection anywhere in the body can cause swollen lymph glands. So can touching them all the time to see if they're swollen. Keep your hands off them and see your doctor about them if you're worried.

You do not have hiv. Keep using those condoms correctly and consistently and you will continue to avoid hiv infection. Please check out the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them with confidence.

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2007, 06:31:56 PM »
Thanks Ann for your reply. So you think my oral rapid test is good. I just here they have false + , how about a false -. So  if I was infected with herpies  would that affect my test results. Thanks

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2007, 07:15:28 PM »
Jude,

Herpes will not affect your test results. False negatives don't happen when the test is taken at the appropriate time, which is three months.

You tested negative, with a reliable test, at the appropriate time and after a no risk incident. You ARE hiv negative. Keep using condoms and you will stay that way.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2007, 08:28:59 PM »
Thanks Ann I will try and put this behind me.....

Offline jude1487

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2007, 05:38:35 PM »
Ann,
Sorry I could not help myself, I went and took a 18 week oral test. I hope
that will convince me i'm ok. negative at 18 weeks. I think I will make a appt
with mental health.

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2007, 06:11:27 PM »
I'm still a little worried, nodes in groin stll a little swollen Ann, Andy, somebody, reply.......

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2007, 07:53:57 PM »
jude,

You're hiv negative - what more is there to say? If you're worried about your nodes, keep you hands off them and show them to a doctor. It's nothing to do with hiv - you are hiv negative.

And yes, if you can't let this go, see a mental health care professional. There's nothing more we can do for you here.

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2007, 08:17:46 PM »
Ann,
Thanks for the reply, I will trust the test results........ 

Offline jude1487

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2007, 07:16:49 PM »
Ann, anybody
Ann just posted on someone reply, that   
The urethra (where you pee and cum out of) is vulnerable to hiv infection and so is the foreskin if you have one. I am uncircumcised, is that the forskin. Why can you be infected through the foreskin. Does this apply to my exposure...

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2007, 07:22:54 PM »
No Jude, this doesn't apply to your case since your test results prove that you are reliably and undoubtedly HIV negative.

End of story.

Now is the time to move on. We can't help you any futher.

MtD

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2007, 07:31:19 PM »
ok thanks............

Offline jude1487

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #12 on: November 19, 2007, 04:28:18 PM »
Experts,
Ok I found out I have OCD. I am seeing mental health doc. It Is helping.
Now I have tested 3,5,8,13,18,22 and 44 weeks. All negative.... Is there still a chance?

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2007, 04:35:17 PM »
You have OCD? Well there's a startling piece of news.

You are undoubtedly HIV negative.

MtD

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2007, 04:44:48 PM »
Jude, seven negative HIV test results and you're asking if there's "still a chance"? And you've already been told how many times that you're HIV negative?

Keep working with your therapist. This is NOT and HIV situation. Really.
Andy Velez

Offline jude1487

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2007, 05:15:23 PM »
Matty and Andy
Thanks for the reply,Have a great holiday.....

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Re: should I be worried still
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2007, 05:31:00 PM »
You're welcome. I'm glad you have found the exchanges to be helpful.

Have a good holiday as well.
Andy Velez

 


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