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Offline MAT

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Medhelp and others mention risk for receiving oral sex
« on: June 20, 2010, 09:13:13 AM »
Hi All,

Recently I can down with some mysterious illness in which my doctor believes is Strep Throat due to the high fever and white spots on my tonsils.  On top of this I had to possible exposures with 2 prostitutes.  3 months ago I had protected vaginal sex and right upon entry the condom broke.  I was sure how far inside I got but I remember just pulling away immediately.  I thought nothing of after reading this forum and time went on. 

But about 10 days ago I had another experience where I received unprotected oral sex from a female prostitute and provided very brief cunnilingus.  Approx 7 days after I developed high fevers, body ache, and a sore throat.  The timing of this event coupled with night sweats is totally freaking me out. 

I went to an online site and requested a pcr and antibody test combo to cover both my past and recent experiences.

Please advise.

Thank you.

Mat

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2010, 09:16:40 AM »
Oral sex is not a risk. The only risk you had was a condom failure 3 months ago. You can test now and your test will be conclusive.

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2010, 09:52:48 AM »
Mat,

Going down on a woman is absolutely NOT a risk for hiv infection.

As Rodney says, the only thing close to a risk that you had was the broken condom and that's not something I'd worry about as you realised right away. It's a very slight risk and one I would NOT expect you to test positive over.

The ONLY home-type hiv test approved by the FDA is Home Access. There are no PCR tests approved for home use. The only PCR test that is approved for hiv diagnostics is the RNA, and only when used in a medical setting. You don't need PCR testing anyway, so you've wasted your money.

All you need is an approved hiv antibody test. You need to take it three months past your last incident of unprotected intercourse - it's not just sex workers you need to use condoms with.

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2010, 10:18:35 AM »
Thank you.  The tests I ordered had me go to a lab, local to where I live to have my blood drawn and they faxed all the orders to the lab.  I freaked out because tonight I was awaken by night sweats which I never had before.  You all are doing a great service helping others like myself remain calmer while waiting for testing results. 

Thanks again for a fast response.

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2010, 10:38:20 AM »
Your sweats are in no way HIV-specific or something to misinterpret as a sign of ARS. As you have already been told, the oral incident did not put you at risk. And the risk from the broken condom was one-time, very brief and hardly a risk at all.

I certainly expect you to get a negative result to your test.
Andy Velez

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #5 on: June 21, 2010, 07:18:32 AM »
Thank you Andy. 

Once again I'm up because of a soaked pillow case.  I'm starting to worry.  I've never had one of these PCR test done before.  My mind is starting to get the best of me as I wake up to change t-shirts and pillows at 4:00 AM because of night sweats.

I am trying to keep focused on the facts that you and Ann have pointed out to me.

Mat

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Re: Tonsilitis, night sweats, and a ruined Father's day
« Reply #6 on: June 21, 2010, 08:08:45 AM »
Fortunately doubts and fears aren't facts. Sweats happen for all sorts of reasons including stress.

And the facts of the situation as you have reported them point to no risk and a negative test result.

Andy Velez

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Medhelp and others mention risk for receiving oral sex
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2011, 04:53:34 AM »
Hi Andy and other forum experts,

I am concerned about receiving oral sex from a female CSW and having vaginal sex in which my condom came off after I pulled out.  I believe I slid out of the condom when I finished but I'm not a 100% sure.  I'm a little worried because I was in a position where I could not see the condom hanging out since she was laying face down.  But she was able to retrieve the condom fairly quickly and claimed the ejaculate was on her leg since I didn't see much left in the condom.  After the incident I started to look up the recent guidelines regarding my situation on trusted websites like Medhelp.org.  And now I see the Drs. mention unprotected oral sex as 1/10000.  On top of this earlier this year I had a rare medical condition that required surgery which over 7 Drs. couldn't figure out because it is so rare 1/200000 people get this.  So I started thinking 1/10000 isn't such a small risk anymore.  Please advise me on my risk as I wait for my window period to met for testing.

Thank you all.

Mat

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Re: Medhelp and others mention risk for receiving oral sex
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2011, 09:09:41 AM »
Mat,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.





If you want to know why other websites continue to bandy incorrect information about, you'll have to ask them. It's not our problem.

Getting a blowjob is absolutely NOT a risk for hiv infection. Not one person has ever been infected this way and you are not going to be the first.

As for the condom coming off, it if came off while you were still thrusting inside her, it would have been pushed up inside her. It obviously wasn't. It's common for the condom to come off during withdrawal if you don't hang on to it like you're supposed to.

You can test for peace of mind over the condom slip, but I really don't think you need to. However, we do urge all sexually active adults to get a full sexual health check up at least once a year.

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.

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.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


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