Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
December 18, 2014, 10:39:12 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 24249
  • Latest: Scot
Stats
  • Total Posts: 649838
  • Total Topics: 49597
  • Online Today: 284
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Transmission Question  (Read 2074 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline phillyjosh1980

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Transmission Question
« on: April 12, 2010, 02:44:36 PM »
Hi there,

Quick question...although I think I know the answer, I guess I just need some reassurance. Not too long ago I was away on vacation and met a guy my age (29) and we ended up fooling around a bit. No anal but a lot of unprotected oral (including precum) and a lot of rimming. I know this activity puts me at risk for STD's in general but can I assume there is no risk of me getting HIV specifically through such activity?

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,363
Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2010, 03:05:46 PM »
Receiving oral is zero risk. About giving oral we occasionally hear of someone claiming to have been infected in that manner. But the claims never seem to hold up under careful scrutiny so it is regarded as a "theoretical risk." In the real world of HIV the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unproteced anal and vaginal intercourse.

I don't see any cause for further concern on your part nor any need for testing.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline phillyjosh1980

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2010, 06:28:27 PM »
Thanks. I feel better after your answer.

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,363
Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2010, 07:46:25 PM »
Good. Glad you found our exchange to be helpful.
Andy Velez

Offline phillyjosh1980

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Timeline for ARS
« Reply #4 on: June 21, 2010, 09:21:25 AM »
Hi, I've had a real risk and I know this site is not in the business of diagnosing HIV based on someone experiencing the varied symptoms of ARS, but I have a generic question.

Generally, what is the time-line, if one were to experience ARS symptoms, what would be the earliest they could 'come on?"

Unfortunately, I've had a very very brief unprotected incident with another guy of insertive anal sex. I didnt realize he wanted to go "all the way" until he just inserted me into him. I wised up after about 20 seconds and put a condom on and and used lubricant.

I will be tested at 13 weeks to be sure but its been one week now and I feel like my throat is swollen and was just wondering. I've heard that is usually too soon but was just wondering

Thanks

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,363
Re: Timeline for ARS
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 10:34:47 AM »
What you are calling symptoms are in no way HIV specific. That's no surprise because the incident you are concerned about was very low level for risk.

HIV is not an easy virus to transmit. It's significantly lower risk for the insertive partner than it is for the receptive one. And this was a single, brief possible exposure. Nevertheless low risk is not the same as no risk, so you do need to get tested for a conclusive result at 13 weeks past the incident in question.

Neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. Only an HIV test can give you that answer. Once someone is worried about HIV then it often happens that every thing that happens physically is misinterpreted as another ominous sign of HIV.

In your case the risk was low and I expect you to come out of this ok. Just be more careful in the future and make sure that whether you are giving or receiving, whoever is inserting is wearing a condom. No exceptions.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline phillyjosh1980

  • Member
  • Posts: 4
Re: Timeline for ARS
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 11:05:00 AM »
Andy,

Once again, thank you for the quick response. I will get tested at 13 weeks to be sure, but in the meantime, you've put my mind and ease and I will be more proactive in making sure something like this does not occur again.

Take care,
Josh

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 25,363
Re: Transmission Question
« Reply #7 on: June 21, 2010, 12:17:24 PM »
That's a good plan about taking real responsibility for protecting your health.

I only just noticed you'd had a previous thread. I've merged your threads here. Please follow our rule in the future and write only in this thread. Don't start anymore new ones.

Cheers. 
Andy Velez

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.