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Offline Scaredone08

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Please Help me understand
« on: August 04, 2011, 06:05:09 PM »
Hello Pls be patient with me as I am not very eduacated about HIV except for the few web pages I have briefly looked upon .

Well here is my concern about 6 Years ago I met my ex wife we met fell in love etc she lived in the U.S I lived in Canada She had gotten an HIV test and tested Negative before we met I had two tests done during our marriage that tested negative we were in a monagumus relationship and she was with no one during this time except for me . okay with that being said one night I was at work and one of the guys I work with cut his hand it was bleeding pretty bad and he wiped it on the cardboard boxes we stock . me without thinking could have possibly touched it and noticed I had a paper cut on my hand was I at any risk in this enviroment ? also I have had what seems to be an elarged lymph node for the past 2 years and the doctors keep shrugging it off as it was prolly a node that has never gone down . also I have prostate enlargement issues  . are these signs of anything ? just been freaked out because me and my wife still talk and are friends we havent been together over 1 year and a half and as of lately she has had Hives all over her for the past 6 weeks and she has never had them before and I just keep adding things up . Me and my wife Did have unprotected sex but only with each other and I was tested a year into the marriage due to Immigration etc so is any of this sound like I could be in jeopardy ? could her Hives be anything more then that considering we havent had sex in a year and a half ? are hives even part of anything ?  Im a worry wart and stress about everything and my lack of knowledge is killing me pls help thanks

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011, 06:36:21 PM »
You were not at risk from the circumstance you described. HIV is infectious only through anal and vaginal sex, sharing drug-injecting needles, and occasionally from mother to child.

I urge you to read our extensive lessons on transmission, found on the home page.

Again, there is no risk in the scenario you propose. I suspect that since you have been told this before, and have a history of testing, you perhaps have a fear of HIV that transcends rationality. Please address this. You'll be healthier and happier.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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Offline Scaredone08

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011, 06:57:23 PM »
Thanks I appreciate your input ! I guess the symptoms being searched online definetly doesnt help . there are alot of strange web sites out there that lead you astray . I am a worry wart as Ive said on my previous post and when I see all these symptoms Im like omg ! and totally loose my head anywho thanks again you guys do a great job here ! and I would be freaking over this for a very long time ! now Im calm !

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #3 on: August 04, 2011, 09:55:13 PM »
You can do yourself a big favor and stop surfing the net where for sure you will find lots of misinformation to feed your worst fears.

Protecting yourself sexually from HIV transmission is really quite simple: use condoms everytime for vaginal and anal intercourse. Yes, it really is that simple.

And get on with your life. 
Andy Velez

Offline Scaredone08

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011, 08:29:24 AM »
I understand the fact you guys dont like to get into the symptoms etc But Hives that has lasted for a few months could that be a symptom of HIV and after a year and a half between sex ? sorry for asking this will be my last question

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2011, 08:34:03 AM »
Hives are not an HIV-specific symptom and ARS symptoms certainly wouldn't go on for such an extended period.

You are worrying needlessly about HIV. You should be discussing your hives with an allergist or a skin doctor.

This is NOT an HIV situation. Period.
Andy Velez

Offline Scaredone08

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2011, 08:40:03 AM »
Thank you Andy for answering my question ! considering I know you guys dont like to get into symptoms and such . I appreciate the work you guys do here for everyone who needs a helping hand and believe it or not you guys are saviors to everyone who blesses this site thanks again guys !

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Please Help me understand
« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2011, 09:04:47 AM »
You're welcome. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez


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