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Offline quintonmed

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6 month test
« on: June 06, 2007, 01:42:23 PM »
  Iwanted to know if my fear of being infected with HIV are warranted. On Jan. 7 2007 i was in Douala, Cameroon which is in Africa. I was drinking a little and stupidly went  to a prostitute which I normally would not do. We had protectedvaginal intercourse for about 5-10 minutes. She had streched the condom a little but it had no visible holes in it.   During that time I realized that the condom was not lubricated. I felt the condom which I assume had the lady vaginal fluids on it and with the same hand I stupidly licked that hand to put saliva and lubricate the condom. I did not ejaculate. Afterwords I washed my penis with water but i think i rubbed it with the same hand i licked. Right after i was done i was scared out of my mind that i had HIV. On thursday Jan 18. 2007 I developed a diahrrea. I was hoping it was from something i ate. 2 weeks to the day I went to the prostitute, I got a fever for about 12 hours. I was going crazy because i was hoping not to get a fever. I read that diarrhea can cause fever but it never has happened to me before. The same day i was leaving to go back to America. Then while in the plane I felt the feeling like I was cathching a cold. It is the same feeling I always get when I get a cold. However i never had a fever preceding it. I kept feeling my lymph nodes to see if they were swollen and I think they were. Those were the only symptoms felt. I had the sore throat for two days. And the fever for about 12 hours. I wanted to know if i could have been infected with the hand i licked and got HIV from my mouth. I am very scared and thats all i think about. I know Africans have the highest HIV infected rate. i took a Oraquick and ELISA test which cam out negative at 3 months April 9.Do my symptoms sound like HIV-2? Does Ora Quick and ELISA detect HIV-2? Does anyone know that stats of people who test HIV positive at six months after testing negative at 3 months? Also about four or five days before Jan 7 i got sick because i drank bad water.  Would that have messed up my immune system causing mye not to create antibodies by 13 weeks?
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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2007, 01:51:50 PM »
You had protected sex. You didn't need to test. Read the lessons on transmission. The link can be found in the "Welcome" thread.

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2007, 02:16:28 PM »
OK, Quinton. The first thing you need to do is to take a nice big slow breath and then let it out slowly. I mean it. Do it right now. And then again.

You're in maximum overdrive of worry and all totally without any foundation in HIV science. As Rod pointed out, you used a condom. That's exactly what you're supposed to do. They provide very effective protection no matter whom you are with or where when you have intercourse.

The condom remained intact. People somehow get the mistaken idea there could be a teensy weensy hole through which they might become infected. Naaaaaaaaaah. When a condom is defective it is not a subtle event. You suddenly find your johnson wearing a fringed hula hoop. That's what happens when it breaks.

Leave your lymph nodes alone. By squeezing, pressing them and otherwise bothering them you can create a problem where none exists. If you are having troubling symptoms that's something to discuss with your doctor.

It was not even necessary to get tested. Your reliable negative result just confirmed that you are still HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Now, you did mention excessive drinking and casual sex. That's a very dangerous combination and something to avoid in the future.

So now you can take another deep breath and get on with your life. This is NOT and HIV situation. Period.

Cheers,
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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2007, 02:37:09 PM »
so I do't have to worry about a 6 month test?

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2007, 03:36:20 PM »
quinton,

No, you do not need a six month test. You are conclusively hiv negative.

For future reference, here's some things you need to know: 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 infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

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.

As you are conclusively negative now, you can forgo further testing for at least another year - provided you're actually sexually active in the meantime.

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Orasure testing
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2007, 02:53:05 PM »
Does Orasure oral swab detect HiV-2?  I had a protected exposure in Cameroon, Africa. i tested negative at three months for HIV-1 but now i'm scared that I will test positive for HIV-1/2 at six months.

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Re: Orasure testing
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2007, 03:15:42 PM »
Do not start a new thread for each of your concerns. Keep all your questions and concerns in your orginal thread.

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Re: Orasure testing
« Reply #7 on: June 28, 2007, 03:48:47 PM »
i don't know how to continue on my old thread but could you answer please?

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Re: Orasure testing
« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2007, 04:17:25 PM »
Left hand side of screen under user (You) click show own posts.

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007, 04:51:46 PM »
Hi,

I've merged your threads. Keep all of your questions and comments in this same thread.

You don't seem to be listening to anything which has been said to you. You weren't at risk for HIV to begin with. The Orasure is a reliable test. Your negative test result at three months is reliable. It is not necessary for anyone to test beyond that unless intravenous drug use or a collapsing immune system due to cancer treatment or such is involved.

You are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Get on with your life. 

 
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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2007, 02:13:45 PM »
Have any of the moderators heard of people who test positive after a 3 month negative test when their immune system is fine?

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2007, 02:52:43 PM »
It doesn't happen. 13 weeks is definitive in your case.

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Stupid mistake
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2014, 10:11:58 PM »
 December 16 i met with a gay guy i met online. I'm a young bi black male in NYC. Sorry for the graphic nature of this question.  We didnt not have anal sex at all. We did frottage. My penis rubbed near his anus but never inside . I performed unprotected oral on him for maybe 10 seconds.  He was being kind of rough. He was rubbing my gums with the tip of his penis. The head of his penis touched the back of my throat. He then ejaculated on my face. some of his ejaculate landed on my lips. I did not have bleeding lips but i had been removing skin from my lips prior to that so it was somewhat open skin. i also had a very minor not really cut but i cant find a better word to describe it. I think a couple drops of semen might have touched it. Also while i had my eyes closed it think some touched my eye. it also got on my facial hair.  I wanted to know how serious my risk was. This person is very promiscuous i have come to find out and i'm operating under the assumption he has HIV. Would i have caught HIV from the semen on my lips. The possible precum that touched the back of my throat.a week later i had weird back pain in my upper back. Some days last week i had loose stool for a couple days but nothing very serious.  Now this monday i caught a cold but im scared it ARS symptoms. i had a sore throat for a couple days and now its just a cough. i dont recall having fever. i also got two small welt like rashes on my neck that itch pretty bad.  does it sound like i have ars?

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2014, 10:23:23 PM »
You did not have a risk in any of the situations you describe .

HIV is sexually acquired from unprotected anal and vaginal sex .

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For future reference, here's some things you need to know: 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 infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

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.

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Re: 6 month test
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2014, 07:17:46 AM »
Quinton,

You first came here seven years ago - and the same information is still true today, so please re-read your entire thread.

In adults, hiv is transmitted by:

Unprotected anal intercourse.

Unprotected vaginal intercourse.

Sharing drug injecting equipment.

And that's it.

Once again you did not have a risk.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!!!

Ann
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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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