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Offline m15

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Oral test
« on: July 08, 2008, 08:43:31 PM »
Hi, I just took the Oral test today and it came negative. However, I'm 110% certain that I swiped both my upper and lower gum with the same side of the testing brush, instead of swiping them with opposite sides.

Should I re-take the test? Or do you think the test is conclusive?

Thanks.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008, 08:51:19 PM »
Well what prompted you to test in the first place?

MtD

Offline m15

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008, 08:59:05 PM »
I was/still am (i guess) a little paranoid after getting some classive ARS symptoms: fever, sore throat rash, rash...

I had never tested myself before and thought that a negative test would calm my nerves.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008, 09:10:08 PM »
You still haven't answered my question.

What have you done that would prompt you to be tested for HIV?

MtD

Offline m15

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008, 09:19:05 PM »
Unprotected insertive heterosexual oral sex with a few random women.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008, 09:25:12 PM »
Receiving a blow-job, protected or otherwise, is not a risk for HIV transmission. Your negative result is conclusive and you don't need to worry.

MtD

Offline m15

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008, 09:29:52 PM »
Thanks Matty.

Just out of curiousity, would you have answered differently if I had indulged in say, higher-risk behavior?

Would the fact that I only swiped one side of the testing brush mattered then?

Don't mean to argue bud...just trying to ascertain if the one-side/both side of brush argument has weight.

Thank you.

Offline Matty the Damned

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008, 09:41:57 PM »
Well provided you performed tested after the end of the 12 week window period, my answer would have been the same.

The manner in which you swabbed your mouth for the test had no impact on it's validity. Your result is conclusive.

MtD

Offline m15

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2008, 01:51:20 PM »
one more question:

I have had white rash on my neck and upper chest for the past two weeks. i'm south asian (brown). i visited the dermatologist last week and we're currently awaiting the lab results. he wasn't quite sure what the rash/infection was. the rash is more of a slight burning sensation. no itching.

is this something to be worried about? perhaps, an hiv rash? i tested negative last week but i received a couple of unprotected blowjobs in the past two months and I know that i'll have to wait until fall when the 3-month window expires.

are there any other stds that may cause white rash as a symptom? my risks include kissing, fingering (i bite my nails, and getting bjs without condoms.

should i get a blood test for all other stds???

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2008, 03:27:38 PM »
 You were never at risk of contracting HIV and you have been given that information. You don't contract HIV by a blowjob.

Offline m15

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2008, 03:34:59 PM »
thanks. what abt other stds??

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2008, 03:46:20 PM »
This is an HIV forum but, yes you do have a small risk of contracting other STDs by receiving a blowjob.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Oral test
« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2008, 08:25:36 PM »
We always advise that anyone who's sexually active ought to have a full STD panel done regularly. That means at least once a year. Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV.

On the other hand, in the entire history of the epidemic, there has never been a single confirmed case of transmission to a guy getting a blowjob. Not one. You were worrying needlessly and it was unnecessary to test over that.

If you have persistent symptoms that bother you, discuss them with your doctor.

Cheers,
Andy Velez

 


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