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Offline jrikers22

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Risk assesment
« on: March 19, 2012, 02:07:45 PM »
Hi all,

My situation is as follows. Approximately four weeks ago I had unprotected oral (insertive partner) with a female, I am a male. And I also fingered her for quite some time, deep with my fingers.

My concern is not the oral as she did not appear to be bleeding nor did I have any cuts on my penis. My concern is during the fingering, I had used a finger that had a relatively new cut. I recall the cut being quite deep when I got it, but during the fingering it was not bleeding, it was a few hours old before I inserted them into her vagina.

I have also had protected vaginal sex with this girl on three seperate occasions months ago. Again, not too concerned about this since it was protected.

This girl, I have found out, gets around quite a bit. She told me shes had unprotected sex on three occasions.

Approximately three weeks since my encounter with her, I became incredibly ill. Fever of 102, chills, sore throat, cough (already had a cough, but became even more dry) and sinus congestion. This made me quite concerned since I had already been sick 5 weeks prior to this. I went to the doctor and he stated I may have bronchitis, I started the medication that same day and began feeling better the following day. It is now the third day and I have no fever, minor chills, minor sore throat, still have the cough. I also requested an HIV test from him that day too.

My HIV test was done 24 days post-exposure. I have realized this may have been to early for a third gen elisa?

Now I realize when the mind goes into panic mode, it begins to create symptoms which arent necessarily there. So I will spare you on those.

I am wondering what my level of risk is?


Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk assesment
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2012, 02:27:09 PM »
OK, right to the bottom line: you are worrying needlessly. Fingering is not a risk for HIV transmission, no not even with a fairly recently incurred cut/nick or whatever.

HIV is a fragile virus. Sexually if HIV is present, only unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse have been confirmed to be risks for transmission.

If you are having symptoms that are worrying you, discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV. And there is no need for testing.

If I had any doubts about this I would say so. Let it go and get on with your life. HIV is not your problem. 
Andy Velez

Offline jrikers22

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Re: Risk assesment
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2012, 09:31:18 PM »
Thanks Andy

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Risk assesment
« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2012, 01:13:39 PM »
You're welcome.

Just make sure to always use condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse. Those activities unprotected are the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV.

Also, we do recommend that anyone who is sexually active ought to regularly have a full STD panel done. Other STDs are much easier to acquire than HIV. So that means at least once a year and more frequently if there are any symptoms.
Andy Velez


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