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Author Topic: Can this be an infection?  (Read 1217 times)

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Offline parallax

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Can this be an infection?
« on: April 02, 2009, 01:55:43 AM »
     Guys, I've been a fan of this site for quite a while because of the topics that are being discussed. Well my problem is this. I had a sexual encounter with a prostitute last December. Of course I used protection. But I recalled an instance when the condom slipped off my penis when I removed it from her. I proceeded and used the same condom on her. A few days later I had slight fever, diarrhea, and a swollen lymph in my neck near the ear.
     I don't consider myself possibly infected until I learned about the symptoms of HIV which included nightsweats, cramps in the hands and feet which I later developed. People also noticed that I've lost some weight. I also feel tired most of the times than before my encounter. I never entered her without protection. And although I do had some mouth ulcers and did some deep kissing, I don't consider it as a possible cause of infection or can it also be? Can that slippage and the usage of the same condom be a possible cause of infection? Can all this symptoms be due to my paranoia about that one encounter? Please give me your thoughts on this.

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Re: Can this be an infection?
« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2009, 05:38:20 AM »
parallax,

As you were never inside her without a condom, you did NOT have a risk for hiv infection. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection.

In future, hold on to the base of the condom when you pull your penis out of an anus or vagina so you don't leave it behind and scare yourself silly. Read through all three condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use them correctly.

And you're correct, kissing is NOT a risk for hiv infection, no matter what sort of details you can think of to add.

If you feel unwell, see a doctor. We cannot diagnose you here, but we can tell you that whatever is going on has NOTHING to do with hiv as you had no risk.

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Offline parallax

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Re: Can this be an infection?
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2009, 10:39:26 AM »
Thanks Ann,

     I've talked to some friends about my incident and had the same opinions. But they sugggest that I get tested to stop my worries. Its just that all the symptoms seem to point to a possible infection. Thanks to the advice. Perhaps I might have been worrying too much.

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Re: Can this be an infection?
« Reply #3 on: April 02, 2009, 03:57:55 PM »
Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms is ever the way to accurately know your HIV status. When there has been a risk only  an HIV test at 13 weeks after the risk will give you that answer reliably.

However, in your case it's irrelevant since you didn't have a risk. Go ahead and test if you insist on it for your peace of mind. A negative result is a foregone conclusion based on what you've reported.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline parallax

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Re: Can this be an infection?
« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2009, 10:24:40 PM »
Thanks Andy.

Thank you all for the response.

 


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