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Author Topic: HIV or Stress?  (Read 967 times)

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Offline edenvio

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HIV or Stress?
« on: June 20, 2012, 08:21:07 AM »
Hi.

I'm worried about unprotected oral sex with my boyfriend.

We started to have sex 2nd of may and the day after I felt that the salivary gland (sublingual) was sore. It went away after a few days.

Then the following week he bled a bit into my mouth.

The rest of the sex activities were protected.

In the beginning of June i had a very stressful event with my parents.

Right after that i had headaches, back pain, feel dizzy, lost strength. I feel weak :-(

I had an Elise test at 14 of June and it was negative (S/CO: 019  | CUT-OFF: 0,90 )

Should I wait a bit more and test again or is it just stress. I read very conflicting views online and I don't know if they are outdated, etc...

I still feel sleepy and tired. :|




Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV or Stress?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2012, 08:32:00 AM »
The risk of sexual transmission of HIV via giving oral is strictly theoretical. Your own saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV.

Just in general a negative result at 6 weeks is a very strong indication of testing negative at 3 months for a conclusive negative result. But that's only necessary when there has been a for real risk sexually. And the only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse.

As long as you consistently use condoms correctly for those activities you will be well protected.

I don't see a need for further testing on your part in relation to this incident.  There is nothing HIV specific about any of your symptoms. If they persist you should discuss them with a doctor.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2012, 08:46:36 AM by Andy Velez »
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Offline edenvio

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Re: HIV or Stress?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2012, 09:00:06 AM »
Andy,

Thank you for the prompt reply.

I was thinking it was just stress also. I just need to relax then.

To get it from oral sex and test negative at 6 weeks would be a statistical nightmare!
 
Thanks again

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV or Stress?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2012, 09:10:03 AM »
You're welcome, Ed. Get on with your life.
Andy Velez

 


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