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Author Topic: help a total wreck am i infected?  (Read 1458 times)

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Offline jstummy

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help a total wreck am i infected?
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:57:40 PM »
I went to asain massage parlor in Houston five weeks ago yesterday. I had protected oral and vaginal sex with with masseuse. At week one I had lump in throat and I had diarrhea. Week two it felt like coming down with cold and diarrhea. Week 4 sore throat , bad headache. Fatigueand dripping in back of throat. I entered symptoms on google HIV popped up. I am racked with anxiety. Condom didn't break. Had missionary for about 5 minutes. When withdrew condom intact. I'm worried sick have wife and also donated blood at blood drive last week. Am I at risk. Took oraquick advance finger prick and oral yesterday at five weeks both negative. Help me please answer.

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Re: help a total wreck am i infected?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 06:34:58 PM »
You had protected sex. That rules out HIV.

I am sorry you seem to be very worried over a no-risk incident.

But please don't donate blood as a de facto HIV test. It's really uncool to do that.

You honestly didn't have a risk, as you used a condom for penetrative sex. That's all you need to do to avoid HIV. Other STDs might be more hardy, but absolutely not HIV.

"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."

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Offline jstummy

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Re: help a total wreck am i infected?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 10:31:35 PM »
Jkinatl trust me I didn't use that as excuse for blood test.  I tested last Wednesday.  My symptoms got worse Friday so I called that's when I googled my symptoms first thing that came up was ARS.  then I called my local  stateHIV hotline thats who scared me to death.  They even told me is a condom was used properly it only effective 85% of time so hense need for further testing.  I'm so stressed.  I wish all agencies would give out same info. They are responsible for a lot of anxiety we suffer cause everyone differs on opinions.

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Re: help a total wreck am i infected?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 10:33:51 PM »
Latex condoms, when used consistently and correctly, are highly effective in preventing the sexual transmission of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. In addition, consistent and correct use of latex condoms reduces the risk of other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including diseases transmitted by genital secretions, and to a lesser degree, genital ulcer diseases. Condom use may reduce the risk for genital human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and HPV-associated diseases, e.g., genital warts and cervical cancer.
Laboratory studies have demonstrated that latex condoms provide an essentially impermeable barrier to particles the size of STD pathogens.

You did not have an exposure.

Offline jstummy

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Re: help a total wreck am i infected?
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2012, 01:35:56 AM »
I forget she also used a towel to pull condom off you think if condom had vaginal fluids then she touched my penis with that I would get infected.  My wife want to make love to me what do I do.

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Re: help a total wreck am i infected?
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2012, 02:16:29 AM »
I forget she also used a towel to pull condom off you think if condom had vaginal fluids then she touched my penis with that I would get infected.  My wife want to make love to me what do I do.

Absolutely not. HIV is VERY fragile. It MUST be transmitted INSIDE the body.

No possible spin you can put on your situation makes it an HIV risk.

You had NO risk.

"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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