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On-going symptoms and risk
« on: January 22, 2015, 01:48:02 PM »
I had a exposure back in June that involved a females sex worker that I had sex with protected oral and vaginal sex.  I know that protected is not to be a concern but I feel that somehow the condom was damaged when maybe she gave me oral with her teeth as we did not use a new condom for the sex.  The reason I have a concern is that the sex and even the BJ I felt like there was nothing protecting me and I could feel her tongue on the bottom of my shaft and even the sex felt like it did have the rubber on it but mainly at the bottom.  I have had symptoms since day 8 and they continue to happen.  I even have discomfort in my left arm pit for like 4 months but I cant find a swollen node, I even still get a pain and discomfort in groin, behind knees and jawline where nodes are daily.  I had taken a oral swab test at 6 & 9 weeks both negative.  Then I took a another oral swab test at week 15 negative but it was a faint control line so it scares the hell out of me as it was really faint.  Do I have anything to fear? all these symptoms scare me and I think about this daily. 

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Re: On-going symptoms and risk
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2015, 01:53:28 PM »
A negative test at 12 weeks is conclusive, you do not need to test again for this incident .
The risk for sexually transmitted HIV comes from unprotected anal and vaginal sex, getting a blow job is not a risk with our without a condom . Condoms are designed as to leave no doubt when they fail so just remember Ö an intact condom means you did not have a risk for HIV .

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 the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for 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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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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Re: On-going symptoms and risk
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2015, 02:56:00 PM »
I guess I am not as educated as you are a I just have a basic understanding of HIV. The fact that I continue to have lymph node discomfort scares me. The faint latter test also made me nervous. Plus but that with the feeling during sex that nothing was on the underside I have a fear of infection. If I had started actually having arms would I have had a positive test at 6 weeks then. I know your job is not to comfort me but to give facts so I apologize for being needy but I just want this to be over.

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Re: On-going symptoms and risk
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2015, 03:06:05 PM »
If you canít accept you did not have a risk the best I can advise is to go and let a professional do the testing for you . A negative test at 6 weeks or in your case 9 and 15 is not gong to change .

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Re: On-going symptoms and risk
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2015, 04:20:38 PM »
If the condom had broken and with me being circumsized if the head did get exposed but not the urethra opening it would still be safe? Also the question about if you had ars wouldn't any antibody be positive a few weeks later due to that is when your body is producing antibodies?

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Re: On-going symptoms and risk
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2015, 04:41:16 PM »
If the condom had broken and with me being circumsized if the head did get exposed but not the urethra opening it would still be safe? Also the question about if you had ars wouldn't any antibody be positive a few weeks later due to that is when your body is producing antibodies?

None of this is relevant as you did not have a risk and have conclusively tested negative.

Joe

 


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