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Offline tm

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Nervous
« on: February 14, 2012, 07:11:36 PM »
Hi everyone,

I'm trying to be as calm as possible but I'm a bit worried. I dated a guy from march to August of last year. We had mutual oral sex. I've never had vaginal or anal sex. We had the same involvement again once in early October and once on January 5. A few days after the encounter I felt body aches, a week later I had chills. The body aches continued so that week later I did a complete std testing with HIV testing. I was negative for stis and undetectable for HIV. I have been diagnosed a month later with pneumonia that is relatively new. I don't know what the chills and body aches were
From earlier on. Could it be that I have HIV? My ex has never been tested and has had 2 unprotected sexual partners? I'm worried
Because the symptoms came on a week later and it was
Not mono. Thanks so much for your input!

Offline tm

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 07:15:52 PM »
The oral sex was with ejaculation in the mouth. Sorry for being so graphic, I'm
Just worried that I could be at risk while still technically a virgin.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 07:22:30 PM »
The oral sex was with ejaculation in the mouth. Sorry for being so graphic, I'm
Just worried that I could be at risk while still technically a virgin.
You never had an exposure.

Offline tm

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 07:25:01 PM »
You really don't think the symptoms were related to it?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 07:26:15 PM »
You really don't think the symptoms were related to it?
No your symptoms are not related. HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child

Offline tm

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 07:35:02 PM »
So you don't recommend I test again?

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 07:36:30 PM »
How much clearly can it be said for you to get it! No risk means there is no sound reason for getting tested.

You need to move on with your life and quit this unnecessary drama. Really.
Andy Velez

Offline tm

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 07:42:52 PM »
I needed to be set straight. Thanks for that.

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2012, 12:30:12 PM »
OK. You're welcome. Now get on with your life.
Andy Velez

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 12:57:17 AM »
Hi guys,

I had posted about a month ago. Im now having oral thrush and the lymph nodes under my arms still hurt after treatment of pneumonia. I know I was told not even to bother getting tested and so i havent, but now im really worried due to the thrush and white splotches. Am i still crazy in thinking I might test positive?

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 09:04:00 AM »
The symptoms you are reporting are absolutely not HIV specific. They occur for lots of non-HIV reasons. If they persist you should be discussing them with your doctor.

You were not at risk for HIV as has been said to you previously. If you are going to continue to worry and wonder there is a simple solution: get tested and collect the inevitable negative result. If you need to do that for your peace of mind that's ok.

HIV is not your problem.
Andy Velez

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 11:26:04 AM »
Hi guys,

I had posted about a month ago. Im now having oral thrush and the lymph nodes under my arms still hurt after treatment of pneumonia. I know I was told not even to bother getting tested and so i havent, but now im really worried due to the thrush and white splotches. Am i still crazy in thinking I might test positive?

If you were on antibiotics for your pneumonia, then it is quite likely that they caused the thrush. Your doctor should have put you on anti-fungal medication upon diagnosing thrush. You do have my sympathies, as I know how much thrush can hurt.

However, this could only be related to HIV if you had an exposure, a risk. As we have stated before, you didn't.

"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 tm

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2012, 10:53:18 PM »
Thank you very much for your replies. The thrush is still persisting. I plan on being tested just for a peace of mind. It's really bothering me since most websites say that there is a small risk. It's scary to think I could be in that small risk category i guess with all these various symptoms and issues right after my involvement with someone.

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Re: Nervous
« Reply #13 on: April 06, 2012, 05:15:03 AM »
tm,

If collecting your negative result is the only thing that will convince you that you haven't had a risk, then go for it. You should be testing at lease once a year anyway. It's what responsible adults do.

Ann
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