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Offline brokengirl

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Seeking Answers?
« on: May 27, 2009, 01:01:27 PM »
I have read through the posts and transmission section however it seems that I still need to hear a response for myself. My exposure was unprotected oral sex with a guy. I recieved oral sex, I did not perform it. Oral sex is considered a low risk but I want to be sure that it is no risk. I have been experiencing symptoms that could account to my anxiety but seem very real. I have tested with Oraquick at 6 and 8 weeks and received negative results both times. Can I truly rest assured that I did not contract hiv? I tested negative for all other std's and can't seem to figure out what the cause of the symptoms I am experiencing could be. Any input on this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance and this is a wonderful website for people such as myself to stay aware and informed.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2009, 01:22:36 PM »
Receiving oral sex is NOT a low risk. It is a NON-RISK activity. Period. End of story. No risk whatsoever to you.

Whatever maybe causing your "symptoms" has nothing to do with HIV. If they persist you should discuss them with your doctor.

Testing was totally unnecessary in this situation and it's no surprise that you tested negative.

Cheers.
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Offline brokengirl

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2009, 02:26:18 PM »
Thank you so much Andy. It is such a relief to hear that, I've been stressed out ever since it happened. All of you on this website reaching out to help others are such a blessing. Thanks again  :)

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2009, 02:51:11 PM »
You're welcome. Get on with your life now and remember that for either vaginal or anal intercourse, the guy has to be wearing a condom everytime. No exceptions. Those are the REAL sexual risks for HIV transmission.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline brokengirl

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #4 on: May 31, 2009, 12:31:35 AM »
I didn't think I would need to come back but some of the symptoms I'm experiencing seem to be haunting me. I've been having tingling in my hands and feet and very noticeable weight loss. I haven't done anything to lose the weight. Does the Oraquick test show positive results at about 7.5 weeks usually?

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #5 on: May 31, 2009, 05:47:04 AM »
Reread the reply that Andy gave you.


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« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2009, 08:23:04 AM »
In your case, yes the Oraquick is reliable at 7.5 weeks because what you are concerned about was never a risk for HIV transmission to you.

There really isn't anything more we can say to you about that incident.

If you have symptoms that continue to trouble you that is something to discuss with your doctor. And if you cannot let go of this unwarranted concern about HIV then see a counselor or other professional to deal with the emotional aspects of the situation. No matter what your thoughts and fears may say to you otherwise, there is nothing in the facts of this situation to indicate you have an HIV problem. Period. End of story.

If you continue to come back here about this same non-risk incident you are quickly going to get yourself a Time Out for 28 days.
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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2009, 08:20:59 AM »
I have one last question so that I can truly get on with my life. What bothers me is that I do have a genital piercing which I have been told would allow entry to the bloodstream. My questions are is this true with oral sex? Is the Oraquick oral swab test accurate or does it give many false negatives? I tested negative right at 12 weeks(80 days) should I return in four days or 6 months? I just wanted to be absolutely sure because I would never want to infect someone that is negative. Thank you in advance

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2009, 08:29:03 AM »
You are worrying needlessly. It wasn't a risk to begin with but in any case a negative at 12 weeks is a reliable result. In many countries 12 weeks is the testing point. The CDC recommends 13 weeks, but whether it's 12 or 13 weeks is irrelevant.

You are HIV negative. Period. End of story. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

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Re: Seeking Answers?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2009, 08:33:54 AM »
broken,

Having a guy go down on you is absolutely NOT a risk for hiv infection, as you have now been repeatedly told. Your piercing does not change your risk factor. You had NO RISK.

Not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect. Not one single woman has ever been infected with hiv through receiving oral sex and you certainly weren't going to be the first.

Even if you had put yourself at risk by having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, you would still be conclusively hiv negative. The window period is three months. You do not need further testing over this NO RISK incident.

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 continue to avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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