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Offline emanza

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worried about symptoms
« on: December 05, 2009, 08:51:48 AM »
almost 2 months ago i went to see an escort and ended up having protected anal sex with him.  i was bottom.  He wore a condom and did not cum inside me.

I was a little worried because i started developing a fever at 4 weeks and then both side of my groin nodes became inflammed.   I don't have any other nodes inflamed but im constantly feeling for them..  and this morning i think i felt a node deep under my right armpit..

I got tested at 4 and 5 weeks (33 days) and am still a little worried that i could have been exposed..(both negative) 

should i be worried??

Offline RapidRod

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009, 10:39:21 AM »
You didn't have a risk.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009, 11:12:36 AM »
Condoms provide very effective protection against HIV transmission. Use them everytime you have anal intercourse, whether receptive or insertive, and you won't have any problems with the sexual transmission of HIV.

Whatever caused your symptoms has nothing to do with HIV. If the symptoms persist you should discuss them with your doctor.

This is not an HIV situation and you do not need to do any testing.

Andy Velez

Offline emanza

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009, 11:30:07 AM »
thank you so much.  paranoia and everything gets ahead of me. 

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009, 12:48:56 PM »
You have a lot of company with that stuff. Fortunately this time you have no sound basis for concern.

Andy Velez

Offline emanza

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009, 12:55:32 PM »
i keep touching my neck and armpits looking for swollen nodes.. i think i prodded my neck enough that they hurt a little now..

i guess you end up having coincidental symptoms and then associate them with a possible exposure..

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: worried about symptoms
« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009, 12:57:07 PM »
You need to leave your lymph nodes alone and I am not kidding. They are very sensitive to squeezing, pressing and otherwise being bothered. You can end up creating a problem where one doesn't exist right now.

Find something else to do with your hands. No kidding.
Andy Velez


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