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Author Topic: Would like re-assurance  (Read 1352 times)

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Offline Jett89

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Would like re-assurance
« on: November 28, 2011, 04:47:24 PM »
Hi all,

I'm a little concerned over an incident that happened 11 months ago. I had unprotected insertive and receptive oral sex with a guy I just met. I couple of months passed since our encounter and I took a Oraquick test which came back negative (approximately 115 days after contact). While I have not been experiencing any significant symptoms I have been feeling very tired, which happens to be one of the symptoms listed on the CDC site. In my concern I reconnected with the guy and he told me that he was negative as of September this year. I know I might be worrying needlessly over this, but I cant shake that feeling that something is wrong. What are the chances of acquiring HIV through mutual oral sex? Thanks in advance.


Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Would like re-assurance
« Reply #1 on: November 28, 2011, 04:52:50 PM »
The ONLY confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it.

There was no risk nor any need for testing. However, by testing at more than 3 months (115 days) after the incident, you reliably confirmed that you are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

If you are feeling unwell you should discuss the matter with your doctor. Whatever is going on has nothing to do with HIV. 
Andy Velez

Offline Jett89

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Re: Would like re-assurance
« Reply #2 on: November 28, 2011, 05:00:51 PM »

Thank you for the quick reply, I do feel better now. In regards to the test, I've heard that a rapid oral test can be unreliable, have you come across any instances where the test gave a false negative after three months? thank you again :)

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Would like re-assurance
« Reply #3 on: November 28, 2011, 05:10:40 PM »
False positives are more common than false negatives.

You're HIV negative. You never had a risk to begin with. Let it go and move on with your life. Happily, HIV is not your problem.
Andy Velez

Offline Jett89

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Re: Would like re-assurance
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2011, 05:13:12 PM »
Got it, thank you so much for this. You guys are great!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Would like re-assurance
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2011, 05:21:06 PM »
You're welcome.
Andy Velez


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