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Offline Darth

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worried i wil be positive
« on: June 23, 2006, 06:28:46 PM »
Been stupid over last year had unprotected sex with 2 girls a number of times not knowing there status but knew one of them slept around, not had sex now for 4 months and finally got courage today to go for an HIV test and Will find out results in 2 weeks time but till then wil be shitting myself. Concerned as well as a few months ago i had flu like symptoms but only lasted 12 hours and were gone would that have been the ARS? Also for last 2 months now i have had a very enlarged and painful gland in one of my armpits, went to doctor this week he said it was a glad blah blah and took a blood test to check my white blood cell count. Waiting on that result too. Do you think there might be any chance ill be negative?

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Re: worried i wil be positive
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2006, 07:11:52 PM »
i aint no expert or nothin but u was and i still am in ur shoes i slept with a least 5 girls unprotected in my life and three of them i tested negative tell this day and 3 out of the 5 were years ago and the other 2 that just happen recently i tested negaitive again and its been 6 months for 1 of them and the other it had been at least 2 months and thank god til this day im still negative but im goin to get tested one more time in the moddle of aug. 2 make sure im negative still from a condom that broke on one of them which im still in that window period.. will my point is you only have 2 girls to worry about and im sure you will test negative... it really does seem that it isnt easy for a male to catch hiv from a woman but u still like me need to be tested 13wks after the last time u had sex...

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Re: worried i wil be positive
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2006, 07:37:11 PM »
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i aint no expert or nothin but...

Scared, you win the understatement of the year award for that. Please stay in your own thread. Thank you.

Darth,

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man and for that reason, the odds are in your favour of testing negative.

However, that doesn't mean you haven't had a risk and I'm glad to hear that you have tested. You'll just have to stay productively busy until your results come in because that is the only way to know your true status. Symptoms or the lack of symptoms mean nothing when it comes to hiv infection.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted disease.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence. And please also read through the Welcome Thread and follow the Lesson links found there.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results. Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Let us know how your test results go. You have an excellent chance of testing negative.

Ann
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A bit of advice please
« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 04:05:29 PM »
Just a quick question not regarding HIV if thats ok? Yesterday I noticed a red patch about 1cm across on one of my testicles (only noticed as it became itchy) and was wondering is this a sign of Herpes infection? I have no other symptons apart from had one sore swollen gland at the top of my leg for a few days last week and since itching the spot it has become redder and wet now. Do you think I should see my Doctor about this? I have recently had protected sex with 3 sex workers with no condom failure.

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Re: worried i wil be positive
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 05:15:46 PM »
Darth, this is an HIV specific site. We can't diagnose or speculate here about what that "redness" is about. You need to have your doctor look at it and make a diagnosis.

Also, whatever the subject matter of what you bring up here, please keep it all in this same thread. I've merged your threads.

Thanks for your cooperation.
Andy Velez

 


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