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Author Topic: Did I test too soon?  (Read 1338 times)

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Offline robbs42

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Did I test too soon?
« on: July 19, 2012, 09:23:03 PM »
Hello all,

I'm hoping I did not test too early and give my self 2 more months of paranoia.

1. I had protected vaginal sex in mid April, no exposure.
2. Had unprotected oral sex me receiving on May 18th
3. Had unprotected oral sex me receiving on June 22nd

I just had a Rapid Test done on July 18th(Negative). In reading other sites I am still in that 3 month window. Should I be concerned with the 2 oral events? The nurse at the health dept told me I should come back in 2 1/2 months to make sure. Would I have produced any antibodies from the June 22nd episode?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2012, 09:42:32 PM »
You never did anything to put yourself at risk of contracting HIV.

Offline robbs42

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2012, 09:46:16 PM »
Thanks Rod.

I did fail to mention that earlier that day I nicked my scrotum shaving and it bled, later that night when I got oral I'm not sure if she hit that area. No chance of exposure through that nick? Don't know how well her mouth was.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2012, 09:48:04 PM »
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.

Offline robbs42

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2012, 09:49:26 PM »
I appreciate the answer Rod. So you don't feel there is any need to follow up in 2 months?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2012, 09:52:17 PM »
No, had I thought you had an exposure I would have told you.

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Re: Did I test too soon?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2012, 12:54:36 AM »
Rob,

Saliva isn't infectious, so it doesn't matter what area she "hit" and it doesn't matter when you shaved or if you nicked yourself when you shaved. Getting a blowjob isn't a risk regardless of whatever details you can think of.

You did the right thing and used condoms for intercourse. That's all you need to do.

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