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Offline camelitos

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Am i infected?
« on: September 08, 2007, 10:50:39 PM »
 A little over two months ago. i fooled around with a guy i had known for about four months. bottom line is that we ended up naked. we not not have penetrative sex . however his  penis grazed the inner lips of my vagina for literally a second. there was no pre cum nor semen. Please assess my risk. he was not wearing a condom. Help i am really scared and i think my paranoia is producing symptoms. i have muscle aches all over my body. i went for a test a week ago and it came back negative, that was a little over two months after my possible exposure.should i go for another test???

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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2007, 10:56:11 PM »
Cam,

No there is no risk of HIV transmission from what you describe. You don't need to test again. Please take the time to read our Welcome Thread and follow the links to our Lessons to learn more about how HIV is and is not transmitted.

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Offline camelitos

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Re: Am i infected?
« Reply #2 on: September 09, 2007, 12:12:17 PM »
 OK well they say that if semen comes into contact with your mucosal tissue you can get infected and that is the most common mode of transmission. So i am worried still. are the inner lips of the vagina considered to be mucosal tissue or is that within the vagina.please clarify. i swear i don't think i want to see another penis anytime soon

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Re: Am i infected?
« Reply #3 on: September 09, 2007, 12:34:37 PM »
cam,

Hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus that is primarily transmitted INSIDE the human body, as in unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. When hiv finds itself outside the body, very small changes in temperature, moisture content and pH levels all damage the outer covering of the virus. Hiv needs this outer covering to be intact and undamaged in order for it to latch on to a very few, very specific type of cells. These types of cells are NOT found in your vaginal lips.

You did NOT have a risk for hiv infection. If you did, we'd tell you and recommend a conclusive test at three months. You do NOT need further testing as you did not have a risk in the first place.

You ARE hiv negative.

Stay that way by 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 sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. 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.

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

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Offline camelitos

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Re: Am i infected?
« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2007, 01:14:16 PM »
Tanx a lot Ann. Well i am actually a virgin and plan to stay that way until  I am sure i want to lose it. I really think it's anxiety that is causing me to feel that way. i will try to realx and forget the whole thing

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Re: Am i infected?
« Reply #5 on: September 09, 2007, 01:26:09 PM »
cam,

Your plan to remain a virgin is fine, just remember when you do start having sex to make sure your man is using a condom. Condoms prevent hiv infection.

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

Offline camelitos

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Re: Am i infected?
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2007, 12:14:22 AM »
 ok ann
 i have a question. Is there such a thing as psycho somatic symtoms where you can make yourself get symptoms that you do not have???

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2007, 06:32:40 AM »
cam,

Yes. The mind is a powerful thing. Use it wisely.

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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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2007, 10:03:58 AM »
 OK But ann
i have these joint, wrist and finger aches and they are really bothering me. i know i tested negative at more than two months but do u think i should test again. i'm sorry if i am a pain but i am really scared. or should i just see a doctor.??

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« Reply #9 on: September 10, 2007, 10:53:58 AM »
Cam,

See your doctor about your aches and pains. You do not have hiv.

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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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2007, 11:06:24 AM »
Cam,

I deleted the reply you made in another member's thread. Please read the Welcome Thread's Posting Guidelines.

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Only those Moderators and members who are authorized to answer questions in the Am I Infected? forum are permitted do so. Unauthorized responses may be deleted without permission of the poster. Repeatedly posting replies of this nature may result in a Time Out or permanent ban, at the discretion of the Moderator Team.

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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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