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Offline aezz

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« on: August 07, 2012, 09:15:26 AM »
Right, bit of back ground. I was a steroid user for numerous years, using needles.. but I never shared etc, all needles were from needle exchange and exposed correctly.
I have developed a skin condition in the past year.. and been worried the past week as doctor decided to do hiv test as I arent recovering as expected..

the reason i am worried is because I slept with a sex worker around 8 weeks ago. i used a condom and was drunk but im sure there were no holes  :-\

just really really worried because i developed a cold 18 days after the event.. and also had a cough for months that just wont go. anyway got tested 30th july which is exactly 6 weeks to the day which is a weird coincidence! been 8 days now and still not recieved results really worried

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Re: Worried
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 09:24:05 AM »
Condoms don't get little holes and you never had an exposure. You cannot give yourself HIV by injection if you are not sharing works to inject steroids.

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Re: Worried
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 09:29:29 AM »
If you used a condom for penetrative sex, then there's no reason at all to worry about HIV.

Sometimes a cold is just a cold.

"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 aezz

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Re: Worried
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 09:43:53 AM »
Thank you for the replys! the fact ive lost quite a bit of weight hasnt helped either but that could be down to the lads holiday and stopping steroids 20  weeks ago.

I will admit i am a massive hypochondriac i just cant stop worrying about it!

 


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