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Offline ken.white

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scared to death...
« on: March 15, 2010, 06:55:46 PM »
Good day all,

I was in China for a business trip 2.5 months ago.  During my trip, I got with a sex worker.  We used a condom, however what worried me is that the condom was a flavored condom.  we used it both for oral and vaginal.  another thing I was worried about is that the condom was surely made in China, and china is well known for making fake things...I'm afraid the condom may not be latex eithe.  Then about 5 weeks later, I got two swollen gland on my chest and one on my thigh.  The doctor in montreal told me that its inflammed and its skin infection, she gave me some antibotics, then the swollen glands went away in 9 days.

Do you guys think that I was infected? and if the swollen glands of ARS look like they are inflammed? and what if the swollen glands was related to ARS and did not respond to the antibotics but just went away by coincidence while taking the antibotics?

Please help

Offline RapidRod

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #1 on: March 15, 2010, 06:59:21 PM »
No and no.

Offline ken.white

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 07:01:37 PM »
sorry, I was told that flavored condoms should not be used for vaginal sex, why is that? and what if the condom is not latex, cause this occur in china, they are popular for making fake things...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 07:08:15 PM »
Flavored condoms go through the same testing guidelines as all other condoms.

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2010, 07:09:56 PM »
Whether a condom is flavored or not is irrelevant. In all likelihood a latex condom was used. They are the least expensive and the most common ones in use. It is unlikely that a professional sex worker would be using more expensive ones like lambskin.

Any sex worker who is using condoms wants to protect herself and that means she'd be using latex.

There is nothing about your symptoms which suggests that HIV is an issue. Swollen glands happen for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with HIV.

I don't see any need for testing nor for further concern about HIV on your part about this incident.
Andy Velez

Offline ken.white

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 06:26:08 PM »
thanks for these replies guys...

but have a couple more questions...if there involoved swollen glands symptom that is related to ARS, is it more generalized and not jsut 2 or 3 swollen glands?  Alos, are most flavored condoms made from latex and do they neccessary need to be lubricated in order to be effective?

I'm also worried bout the quality of the condom, because i looked at the wrapped its seems like its a NO NAME BRAND, and i dont think it has teh quality mark on it....and another concern is that this condom probably made in china

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #6 on: March 17, 2010, 10:18:50 AM »
Ken,

If the condom broke, you would have known about it. There's nothing wrong with using a flavoured condom, no matter where it's made, for vaginal intercourse. None of these "whatiffs" you're bringing up about the condom matter as it did not break! Like Andy told you, sex workers use condoms to protect THEM from YOU and so they're not going to use something that isn't effective.

You had no-risk, protected sex with a sex worker. Get over it.

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Offline ken.white

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #7 on: March 17, 2010, 06:09:35 PM »
thanks....guys you are great!

I hope what you guys are telling me are facts and not just trying to relieve my aniexty!

Offline ken.white

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2010, 05:26:37 PM »
I've been thinking couple of concerns the last couple days...

are most flavored condoms (regardless where its made and brand) are latex? and what if there's holes at the tip of the condom, wouldn't that make its possible that the condom will break durring the intercourse because that part of the condom isn't stretch?

you think my swollen glands are actually due to baterial infection? or its just a coincidence that those glands recovered after 9 days of antibiotics?  im still scared...

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2010, 06:11:00 PM »
Fortunately feelings aren't facts. We've already told you exactly what's up as far as your concern.

For you to imply we might be saying something simply to relieve your anxiety would be insulting if it wasn't simply just so ridiculous.

You were never at risk during this incident you're carrying on about. AND you are very quickly heading towards a 28 day Time Out for returning repeatedly over a non-risk. Whatever is going on with you has nothing to do with HIV.
Andy Velez

Offline ken.white

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2010, 08:14:10 PM »
sorry...i was just too worry about the counterfeit condoms thats been going on in china the last couple months...

I'm afraid that I've been given those condoms...i was reading that these condoms can be at riskk for transmission

 :'(

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Re: scared to death...
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2010, 08:47:05 PM »
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