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Offline cricket100

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In fear...please help...
« on: February 24, 2009, 11:09:29 PM »
Hi

Request your help although I understand you have million emails to tend to.

Had handjob exposure at massage parlour last week of Nov 08. bried boob kissing (couple of seconds). No other sexual activity - though the massuse touched the inside of my foreskin with her fingers trying to clean the lotion... this is the most freaking part on my mind......

Feb 1st week 09 - burning and mild itching while urinating. Subsequently some ulcerations developed on the inside of the foreskin (uncircumsised). But no pain, very mild fever, no swelling but occassional headache/neck pain and no groin pain or abs pain etc.

Contacted hospital where i was tested for (around 10 weeks after exposure)

1) Gonn, Clym - negative
2) Syphillius Titer - negative
3) Hep B and C - negative
4) HIV - negative
5) Herpes - negative

6) Urine Culture - Sensitivity to Enterococcus Faecilis. 10000 - 50000 CFU/ml

Contacted 4 doctors - one Urology specialist as well. But received 4 different diagnosis
Doc 1 - Put me through STD tests and suspected Herpes or Gonn. Prescribed 10 day course of Doxycyclin and Valrex. Finished taking those. Didnt wait for results.
Doc 2 - Suspected Herpes but waited till Urine Culture and prescribed Antibacterial drug
Doc 3 - Urology Specialist - Suspected Herpes but prescribed Triamcinolone + Nystaxin oinment (hope got the spelling correct). Advised follow-up after one month.
Doc 4 - Checked test reports and said e.coli like infection. Asked me to take lots of water and get circumsised.

Am very confused as I have received 4 different diagnosis plus the infection didnt reduce much. However, never developed pain or anything. But during this course of 2 weeks, noticed some sort of allergy like ulcerations at the corners of my lips and spread througout the upper and lower lipline. Doctor said it is Angular Chelitis

Need your help
1) Does the reports confirm this is not any STD - like Herpes, HIV etc?
The ulcerations developed exactly at the place on the foreskin the massuse touched me. So, freaking out.
Do you think getting one infection from this exposure - means could get any infection(like HIV) - especially the inside part of foreskin touches the urethra and moist in general.

2) Do I need to get retested - as the tests all fall within 3 month period of exposure? However, took tests after the ulcerations occured.

3) Do I believe from the results, Culture results and diagnosis that it may just be bacterial infection? Should I continue the Steroid, antifungal oinment?

4) Do you think the genital ulcerations and rashes on the lips may be related?
Does it mean my immune system is weak? Should I repeat tests - such as Herpes, HIV after 3 month period?

6) even if the massuse touched the inside of my foreskin there aint any risk ? i mean if she had infection or sores that caused the infection i have or something like that and in that case, i am freaking out what if one infection too many is passed on in the context of hiv? the inside of the foreskin touched the opening of the urethra directly right? this bit of doubt - can you clarify please?

Please respond. Freaking out and completely under stress. Am a high performer at work however not able to concentrate now. 3 our of 4 doctors have said I am guilty and psycologically upset, and healthwise everything is alright.

I want to donate. Please suggest reference website where i can make the donation.

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Re: met 4 doctors and still not diagnosed...freaking out....please help
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2009, 03:48:28 AM »
This is an HIV website and at no time were you at risk of contracting HIV. If you have a concern about your symptoms see another doctor. Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.

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Re: met 4 doctors and still not diagnosed...freaking out....please help
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2009, 08:35:34 AM »
Cricket,

For a start, hiv doesn't cause penile ulceration. Whatever's going on with your penis has nothing to do with hiv, which isn't a surprise as you didn't have a risk for hiv infection.

Along with reading the Transmission lesson linked to in our Welcome Thread, here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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 sexually transmitted infections together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without 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.

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, 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.

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 cricket100

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In fear...please help...
« Reply #3 on: February 28, 2009, 06:07:37 AM »
Had handjob exposure at massage parlour last week of Nov 08.

Feb 1st week 09 - burning and mild itching while urinating. Subsequently some ulcerations developed on the inside of the foreskin (uncircumsised). But no pain, very mild fever, no swelling or headache or groin pain or abs pain etc.

Contacted hospital where i was tested for (around 10 weeks after exposure)

1) Gonn, Clym - negative
2) Syphillius Titer - negative
3) Hep B and C - negative
4) HIV - negative
5) Herpes - negative

6) Urine Culture - Sensitivity to Enterococcus Faecilis. 10000 - 50000 CFU/ml

Contacted 4 doctors - one Urology specialist as well. But received 4 different diagnosis
Doc 1 - Put me through STD tests and suspected Herpes or Gonn. Prescribed 10 day course of Doxycyclin and Valrex. Finished taking those. Didnt wait for results.
Doc 2 - Suspected Herpes but waited till Urine Culture and prescribed Antibacterial drug
Doc 3 - Urology Specialist - Suspected Herpes but prescribed Triamcinolone + Nystaxin oinment (hope got the spelling correct). Advised follow-up after one month.
Doc 4 - Checked test reports and said e.coli like infection. Asked me to take lots of water and get circumsised.

 However, never developed pain or anything. But during this course of 2 weeks, noticed some sort of allergy like ulcerations at the corners of my lips and spread througout the upper and lower lipline Angular Chelitis

Need your help
1)  today my dermatologist diagnosed that the genital lesions could be genital warts or molluscum contagiasm. Also, few tiny red spots on my torso - he said were Cherry Angioma. Last week i started having angular chestities infection. Had a UTI infection also. Does the multiple infections at the same time indicate a weak imune system?

2) Because of the place where warts has appeared where in is in touch with the urethra - do you think i could have been exposed to HIV if the massuse had passed it on to me through handjob and touching inner skin of foreskin?

3)with these multiple infections around the same time do you think these of symptoms of HIV?


4) Do I need to get retested - as the tests all fall within 3 month period of exposure? However, took tests after the ulcerations occured.

5) even if the massuse touched the inside of my foreskin there aint any risk ? i mean if she had infection or sores that caused the infection i have or something like that and in that case, i am freaking out what if one infection too many is passed on in the context of hiv? the inside of the foreskin touched the opening of the urethra directly right? this bit of doubt - can you clarify please?

Please respond. Freaking out and completely under stress. Am a high performer at work however not able to concentrate now. 3 our of 4 doctors have said I am guilty and psycologically upset, and healthwise everything is alright.

Initially we tght this wont be STD but now it looks like HPV or MC. So am a bit worried - the lesions have appeared at the exact place on the inside of my foreskin where the massuse touched me. Forums says microscopic aberations can let the virus transmit. Is there any concern here for HIV transmission the same way through the HPV or MC sores into microscopic aberations on the iner skin of penis.

Otherwise am convinced that handjobs are not risky, except this particular doubt in mind.


Regards
Friend




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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #4 on: February 28, 2009, 07:19:33 AM »
Cricket,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.


Your penis could be absolutely raw, and a handjob would still not be a risk for hiv transmission.

Not one person has ever become infected with hiv from any description of a handjob and you are NOT going to be the first.

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

Offline cricket100

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #5 on: February 28, 2009, 05:23:09 PM »
Ann,

Read the guidelines. Will adhere to it thoroughly. Sorry for the inconvenience coz am not a great internet person....

Thanks for your advise on my question as well. Understand handjob would not be a concern. Thank you.

One a quick qstn - in general for STD information, testing, counselling and health care do you recommend the state STD clinics?

Cricket

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #6 on: February 28, 2009, 06:04:42 PM »
Cricket,

I'm sorry, but I live on a rock in the middle of the Irish Sea (aka the Isle of Man) and I am unfamiliar with the clinics you speak of.

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 cricket100

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2009, 06:38:45 PM »
Oh Isle of Man...sorry didnt realise that...
thanks..

Offline cricket100

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #8 on: March 05, 2009, 04:02:29 AM »
Ann,

Of all doctors and forums - i really took your adivse are the level headed one.
i got diagnosed as having genital warts this week. Was very upset but doctor said it is common and i can even supress it completely. i told my girl friend abt it  - and though she was angry she supported me. We have not had intimate moments yet.

am taking treatment for warts. one doctor here however sae my results and heard my entire handjob story, then this warts infection and said i may have to repeat the hiv test after 3-6 months. is it needed? he says if the massuse had lesions on her hand and touched my foreskin and passed on hpv, i shd confirm for the other stis also. please advise if this is needed. he was very verbose and didnt even let me ask questions. according to you even handjob on entirely raw penis with open urethra and sores on hand will not cause trouble right?

also, there was some very very brief boob kissing - is this a risky activity?

want to hear your wisedom please

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2009, 05:35:43 AM »
At no time were you at risk of contracting HIV from masturbation.

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #10 on: March 05, 2009, 08:03:10 AM »
Neither a handjob with all of the bits you've added nor boob kissing are risks for HIV transmission.

The verbose doctor you mentioned clearly needs to attend a brushup course on HIV. You don't need to test for HIV and if you did it would be for 3 months and not  6.

There's no cause for concern about HIV.
Andy Velez

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Re: In fear...please help...
« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2009, 09:11:25 AM »
Cricket,

You don't need to test again for hiv. Your ten week negative result is NOT going to change over a NO HIV RISK handjob.

If you've read the Welcome thread like you've been asked to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation[color], will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Please consider yourself warned.

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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