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Offline collegeguy21bi

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I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« on: November 18, 2007, 10:39:33 PM »
Two weeks ago, I decided I wanted to try having sex with a guy while high.  I've only ever smoked weed before, and had never fooled around while doing it.  So I get to this guy's place, he pulls out a pipe and little white crystals.  He said it was called "T" and it was like concentrated weed.  I still don't know what it is, but I was stupid and trusted him.  Come to find out it was probably crystal meth.  Anyway, I only preface the story with that because it probably explains why we had hardcore sex for 10 hours nonstop.  He rimmed me a lot, he fucked me twice (both times with a condom), and we sucked each other off a lot.  Here's what I'm worried about: he spent a lot of time grinding his dick against my anus without a condom on.  He did not penetrate me, but there is the possibility that there was some precum because I noticed precum a few times while sucking him off.  Also, by the end of the night my anus was very sore, perhaps even bleeding a little bit.  Finally, by the end of the night, my penis had been rubbed so much that some of the flesh had been rubbed off.  It wasn't bleeding, but it was very painful.

A few days after this, I came down with a very bad "viral infection."  I had the worst herpes outbreak on my lips that I've ever had in my life. My lips were swollen so much that I had to take steroids.  I've had fever, headaches, stomach ache, diarrhea, dizziness, shortness of breath, pounding heart, and sleep problems off and on since that night.  It was two weeks ago today.  The doctors ran flu tests, strep tests, mono tests, and did blood work.  While my white blood count was "normal," it was 9.8, which is twice as much as the last time I came in.  The doctor recommended I get tested for HIV.

I'm going tomorrow to get the Orasure rapid test.. where you put the thing on your gums and you get the response within 20 minutes.  My questions are: even though I'm getting tested, do you think I should be worried?  Secondly, I know that it can take 3 months to show up as positive.  Is that the case even if I'm already having symptoms?  Also, should I get tested for anything else if this comes back negative? Hepatitis, etc?

Thanks.

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Re: I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2007, 11:00:52 PM »
Yup, that was crystal meth kiddo.

Look, the reality is that HIV isn't transmitted by someone rubbing their knob against your bungholio. What's more the anal sex you did have was protected. Well done! Oral is not a route of transmission and so on that basis I feel confident in telling you that you weren't at risk of HIV infection and you don't need to test as a result of this.

Nevertheless you do need to take care when mixing drugs (especially T) with hot boy-on-boy butt action. Drugs like methamphetatmine can lead to an increase in risk taking behaviours ("no rubbers? ah fuck it, we'll be ok this time") and poor judgement calls.

All sexually active people should have a full STD screen at least once a year. Twice is better. If it's been a while since your last full screen, or you haven't had one before you might want to consider making an appointment with your doctor or local clinic. A full screen will include, but is not limited to an HIV antibody test. Please note I'm not recommending that you test because of this incident, but rather because it's a good habit to get into. Kinda like servicing your car. Also it's an opportunity to be vaccinated for other STD's like Hepatitis B.

Once again, there is no specific HIV risk from what you describe. 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.

MtD

Offline collegeguy21bi

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Re: I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2007, 11:15:58 PM »
Thanks for the reply.  Do you mind if I ask some questions about the drugs? I don't want to ask inappropriate questions on the forum, so I thought I'd ask first.  Or I can PM you if you prefer.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2007, 11:19:39 PM »
No kid, don't PM me. We don't dispense advice via PM here. Everything is done in the open to ensure that all advice given is correct. Besides, your post count isn't high enough to have earned you PM rights yet.

We're an HIV/AIDS website, not a drug information site. Perhaps you should ask your doctor or see if there is a drug and alcohol counselor at your school or college.

MtD

Offline collegeguy21bi

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Re: I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2007, 11:42:05 PM »
I got the orasure test today, which was negative.  So I guess that just means that as of August 19, 2007, I had not been infected with HIV.  Guess I'll continue to be tested until the 3 months is up.  Just wanted to update.  Cheers.

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Re: I get tested tomorrow hopefully..
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2007, 02:14:55 PM »
Congrats on the happy test result.

Given what you have reported, when you re-test I expect you to collect another negative result. Condoms provide very effective protection against HIV transmission.

We do advise anyone who's sexually active to regularly have a full STD panel done. That means at least annually and every six month is even better.

As Matty has said this is an HIV-focused website. So as far as crystal is concerned I will only mention there is much evidence that crystal use has been demonstrated to lower concerns about safer sex practices, so consider yourself warned about its use.

This time I expect you to come out of this ok.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

 


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