Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
July 22, 2014, 07:26:16 AM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 631419
  • Total Topics: 47801
  • Online Today: 218
  • 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: 1 second insertion  (Read 1387 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline worried12578

  • member
  • Posts: 1
1 second insertion
« on: November 30, 2010, 07:27:39 AM »
Hello everyone,
I am new to the site and I would very much appreciate any advice or guidance anyone could provide with my situation. I am a 23 year old gay male. I rarely practice anal sex, and when I do, I make it a point to always use condoms. I tested HIV negative 7 months ago.

About 7 weeks ago I went home with a man whose HIV status I do not know. Condoms were not available to us, so I refused to participate in anal sex. We engaged in brief mutual oral sex; and dry humping and "frottaging," where I was the top. During the frottaging, to my regret, I did feel the very tip and head of my penis enter into his anus; when I realized this, I immediately backed away. This moment could not have been more than 1-2 seconds. I decided to leave soon after that.

I tried to forget about this incident, but about 2 and half weeks later I got cold symptoms with nasal congestion and headache which lasted for about 5 days. Also, a few days into my cold, I had abnormally high temperature of about 99.3-99.4 (not quite a fever, I know, but still higher than my regular temp). That temp lasted for a little less than a day after taking some Advil.

I've had some friends tell me I'm needlessly worrying about this incident, but I'm especially anxious after going through that cold (it seems like the right time frame for Acute HIV symptoms). I am frightened as this is truly the first potentially risky situation I've put myself in (and I hope the last!).

I am worried, and am hoping that this is not a high risk situation. If anyone has any advice out there, I would truly appreciate it.

Much thanks

Offline Andy Velez

  • Global Moderator
  • Member
  • Posts: 24,378
Re: 1 second insertion
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2010, 08:50:44 AM »
Worried, even as I appreciate your concern, I think you're worrying needlessly. You had single and very brief insertion which hardly even qualifies as a genuine insertion. There is absolutely nothing HIV-specific about any of your symptoms. As the insertive partner you would have been at markedly less risk than the receptive partner.

There's a simple solution to your concern: get tested. At 7 weeks you can get an initial test done now. All but the smallest number of those who are going to test positive will seroconvert by within 4-6 weeks after a risk. I feel confident you will test negative. You can re-test again at 13 weeks for a final result and again, I would expect your result to be negative.

It's good to read that you're committed to using condoms consistently for intercourse. Way to go!

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.