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Author Topic: any legit hiv risk?  (Read 1429 times)

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Offline kevisjdm

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any legit hiv risk?
« on: July 02, 2009, 11:22:53 PM »
Greetings all,

I am a heterosexual male and my risk involved preforming unprotected cunnilingus on a prostitute and receiving unprotected oral sex from her as well. We also took part in protected vaginal intercourse and I have no reason to believe the condom did not stay intact.
At about the 7-8 week mark I received a negative HIV test result via the Oraquick (Orasure?) rapid mouth swab method.

My questions are as follows:

1) Is it safe to say based on the above encounter that my negative 7 week result is reliable or should I go ahead with a followup at the 13 week mark?

2) How accurate are these Oraquick / Orasure rapid mouth swab tests? I have read about some people with false positives via this method but what about people reporting FALSE NEGATIVES? Is there any real risk for a false negative result?

3) What is the difference between the Oraquick and Orasure rapid tests? Are both equally reliable?


I'm sorry for touching on any topics that have already been covered but I dint think I could stop browsing your forums unless my specific questions got some answers. I am a bit paranoid about a false negative result even when the proper testing time is followed.

Thanks much in advance.

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Re: Looking for some answers
« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2009, 04:57:41 AM »
Kev,

You don't need further testing because you haven't been at risk for hiv infection. Going down on a woman is not a risk for hiv infection. Getting a blowjob is not a risk for hiv infection. Protected intercourse is not a risk for hiv infection. Your results are not going to change because you did not have a risk. You ARE hiv negative.

Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv infection. There have been long-term studies of couples where one is positive and one is negative. In the couples who used condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, but no barrier for oral activities, not one of the negative partners became infected with hiv. Not one.

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 TO TEST OVER THIS SPECIFIC INCIDENT, 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 kevisjdm

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Re: Looking for some answers
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2009, 05:10:35 AM »
Hi Ann,

Thanks for the response about my risk (or lack thereof)

Do you have any thoughts on my questions about the orasure / oraquick oral swab tests?

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Re: Looking for some answers
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2009, 05:23:41 AM »
You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV as Ann has kindly advised you.

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Re: Looking for some answers
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2009, 05:26:50 AM »
Kev,

The swab tests are just as accurate as any other. When there has been a risk (YOU did NOT have a risk) a conclusive result can be had at the three month point. Your result is conclusive because you aren't in a window period - you had NO RISK.

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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 kevisjdm

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Re: Looking for some answers
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2009, 05:34:44 AM »
Thanks Ann and Rod for the responses.

Offline kevisjdm

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any legit hiv risk?
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2009, 04:58:42 PM »
Greetings,

I recently had oral and vaginal sex with a local escort. During both acts a condom was used and as far as I could tell it stayed intact during the whole process.

Is there any legitimate HIV risk from the situation described above?


Cheers,

Kev

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Re: any legit hiv risk?
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2009, 06:24:49 PM »
No Kev, you were not at risk. A condom wasn't even necessary for oral sex. The only confirmed risks for sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. Everything else is strictly theoretical as far as risk is concerned.

You have no cause for further concern about HIV in relation to this incident.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

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Re: any legit hiv risk?
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2009, 07:06:09 PM »
Please keep all your questions and concerns in your original thread.

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Re: any legit hiv risk?
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2009, 06:04:38 AM »
Kev,

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 questions were answered the first time around. This is one of the reasons we insist on people sticking with their original thread. It saves us having to repeat ourselves again and again. Or at least it should. ::)

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

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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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