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Offline miguelito

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Need some reassurance
« on: July 01, 2006, 03:54:36 PM »

Hey guys it been a while.... I know I shoulld not be too worried about my current situation, but I need to tell someone that I am freaking out a bit.  Hooked up with a really cute woman from England on Sunday night and we each performed oral on each other with a bit of rimming on my part. Began to feel fatigued Wednesday morning and had a fever of 103 by Wednesday night with diarrhea. Stiil have low grade fever and diarrhea today. So my mind is starting to play what if game with me... Just need to tell someone.  Thank you all for being here. 


Ann, I have not logged in for a while and username was not recognized :-(

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2006, 03:59:45 PM »
Symptoms or the lack there of, are not specific to HIV. Your fever came on way to early to be related to HIV. You had oral sex. NO risk for HIV, but you might want to get check out for STDs.

Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2006, 04:13:52 PM »
Thank you RapidRod-
It is helpful to hear that from you.

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2006, 04:30:04 PM »
Miguelito, I completely agree with Rod. You weren't at risk for HIV in the incident you described.

Other STDs are a separate issue, especially because rimming was involved and the anus is the germiest orifice in the body. So if you have any continuing symptoms you should check things out with your doctor.

As far as HIV is concerned you can rest easy and testing is not needed.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2006, 04:42:55 PM »
Thank you Andy! I can not tell how much your reply means to me. I should trust my judgement, but the fever has me freaked out. I will speak to my doctor about STD testing.  Have a wonderful holiday. Be well.
Miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2006, 11:30:35 PM »
Glad you found the exchange to be helpful. Good luck with getting everything checked out and cleared up.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2006, 10:14:53 PM »
Andy- You were right.. I picked up a campylobacter infection from the rimming.. A few days of antibiotics and I am feeling much better.  I was really worried.. Thanks again for your help. Miguelito

Offline Morgan

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2006, 02:03:10 AM »
Miguelito,

Interesting.  Campylobacter is usually contracted by consuming raw or undercooked poultry.  Birds can be silent carriers.

Cross contamination on food preparation surfaces is common.  Don't cut you veggies on the same cutting board you just cut your raw chicken on.

Just thought I'd throw that in as you may not have contracted it from the rimming.

Morgan
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Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2006, 07:37:40 AM »
Thanks Morgan.  You are absolutely correct is possible that I ate some bad food, however the woman informed me that she had intestinal issues that lasted about a week prior to our get together. It is a very nasty bug that can be acquired from oral-anal contact as the bacteria can live in the intestinal tract for months if not properly treated. Thanks again for you thoughts. Miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2006, 09:17:44 AM »
Good that you got that taken care of, Miguelito. Those intestinal bugs can be very problematical.

You need to keep in mind that the anus is the germiest orifice in the body. So you have to decide what level of risk you're comfortable with. It's not going to put you at risk for HIV, but there are other STDs, etc. So this is one of those areas where you have to decide what you're ok with doing.

In general if you are sexually active it's a good idea to have the standard panel of STD tests done regularly -- at least annually and more frequently if you have troubling symptoms.

Cheers,   
Andy Velez

Offline miguelito

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Should I test?
« Reply #10 on: November 11, 2007, 09:22:08 AM »
Hey guys need some advice..... I cut my finger while doing yard work at about noon on the day of concern. Fast forward 12-hours later..... I began to finger a woman and felt a stinging sensation on my finger. Remembeing I cut my finger I wiped my hand free of fluid and used my other hand.  No blood was visible on my finger finger. Should I get tested as the result of this situation? Thank you.

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Re: Should I test?
« Reply #11 on: November 11, 2007, 03:25:22 PM »
Please keep all your additional thoughts, questions and comments in your original thread. This helps us to follow your story and give you the most accurate advice.

If you can't find you original thread click on the red link I've provided above. Alternatively you can click on the "show own posts" link in the left hand column of any forums page.

Your questions will not be answered until you return to your original thread.

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Offline anniebc

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #12 on: November 11, 2007, 04:35:02 PM »
Miguelito

I have merged your threads..please keep all your question in this one from now on..thank you.

No risk and no need to test over your latest incident please read the Welcome Thread..and follow the lessons on how HIV is transmitted.

Jan
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Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #13 on: November 11, 2007, 05:52:11 PM »
Sorry about the new thread. I was not sure how to find the old thread. Thank you for your response to my lastest concern. I did read the lessons it is just wasnt clear to me regarding the risk of a cut while fingering. Thank you.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 06:00:16 PM »
Fingering is NOT a risk for HIV transmission except theoretically. In the real world of HIV science it just doesn't happen that way. As for the stinging feeling, that's a common sensation with any recent scrape, bruise, cut or other similar injury and is absolutely not to interpreted as a sign of HIV transmission.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

Offline miguelito

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Re: Need some reassurance
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2007, 06:05:45 PM »
Thank you Andy:  The stinging thing had me worried. Hearing that from you is very reassuring. Have a great holiday. Michael

 


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