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scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« on: June 28, 2014, 01:21:41 AM »
Hello experts your services to help people like us is rrally appreciated..on june 13th i had sexual encounter with a prostitute that lasted just a minute or two..i had worn a condom and penetrated inside her..after penetration when i rwmoved my condom i saw 2-3 blood drops on foreskin of tip of my penis..it was burning also..i was very scared at that time..i dont know whether the blood drops are mine or of that sex worker..a cut or bruise on foreskin or tip of penis is sufficient for these 2 -3 blood drops to entrr ? After 4 days i have got sore throat cough and mild fever which never went Above 37.3 degrers..many say that tHis temperature is normal..mstill having sore throat and cough problem..today its 23rd june 10 days after exposure i have got swollen lymph node on right side of my neck..today its 13th day after exposure m having pain in my back and knees…m really freaked out..can ars symptoms occur this much early in 10-15 days?m still having pain in both of my knees and toes..its 16th day after exposure.i have heard that muscle pain is common symptom in ars..m having knee pain and toe pain from last 4 days.what is the risk of my exposure?according to u am i at risk for hiv?kindly help

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 07:57:59 AM »
You did the correct thing and used a condom for the vaginal or anal sex so you did not have a risk for HIV . An intact condom means that you did not have a possible exposure and you would have known without a doubt if the condom had failed because that is the way they are designed . The blood was from your own penis and not from your partner . Once you withdraw your penis from your partner the virus ( if present ) is rendered unable to infect the instant its exposed to small changes and temperature and PH levels . HIV is really just that incredibly fragile and that is why people do not become infected with HIV from rubbing or frottage ... or from removing a used condom .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 08:59:48 AM »
Thanks for your valuable advice jezz bro..so according to you i should not be concerned about hiv?should i do hiv testing or no need?today its 16th day from my exposure..i got each and every symptom apart from rash and fever.. from last 4 days m getting constant muscle aches..in my knee joints toes and palm..i have heard that these arr most common ars symptoms..thats what freaks me out..These things are freaking me out..according to you what is my risk from this exposure?and does wearing outdated condoms make any difference..tjank you

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 09:04:36 AM »
Vik, re-read what Jeff said to you and stop listening to your fears. You did not have a risk. There is no need for testing unless you feel so strongly that you want the inevitable negative result strictly for your peace of mind.

As for your "symptoms," if they continue you should discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV.

Really.

Andy Velez

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 09:05:42 AM »
There is no need to test over this specific incident . Your symptoms are not specific to HIV so in light of the fact you have not had a risk the best thing to do is discuss it with your doctor if you are sick ... its not HIV .

We do advise ... Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 09:22:11 AM »
Thank you jezz and andy bro love u both..u both have relieved me a lot from hiv fear and tension..just 1 thing i wanna know does outdated condoms make any difference in getting hiv?actually i havent used that condom from 1 year..it was kept. In my lappy bag..it isnt expired but i have heard that xondoms should b kept in cold atmosphere and all..i have used my left over condom after 1 year..i have visited ent specialist before 1 week regarding sore throat and mild fever he told me i m having viral pharyngites..

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 09:26:16 AM »
Thank you jezz and andy bro love u both..u both have relieved me a lot from hiv fear and tension..just 1 thing i wanna know does outdated condoms make any difference in getting hiv?actually i havent used that condom from 1 year..it was kept. In my lappy bag..it isnt expired but i have heard that xondoms should b kept in cold atmosphere and all..i have used my left over condom after 1 year..i have visited ent specialist before 1 week regarding sore throat and mild fever he told me i m having viral pharyngites..


An intact condom means that you did not have a possible exposure and you would have known without a doubt if the condom had failed because that is the way they are designed

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2014, 07:43:23 AM »
If you try to create another account you will be be permanently banned .

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Re: scared of getting hiv through recent exposure
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2014, 09:11:01 AM »
Hi Vikram ... you know better than to post outside of this thread ... and yes, you are permanently banned for doing it . If you had come back to your original thread I would have been more than happy to give you the information you ask for . We give out the proper window period for HIV ... 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm it . In rare cases where a person has a rare auto immune disease it can take longer . We have people who incorrectly test in the window period and and come back and dispute the cdc testing window now and then but it does not change the science and the true testing window periods .

From the cdc
The immune system usually takes 3 to 8 weeks to make antibodies against HIV, but tests differ in how early they are able to detect antibodies. Although most HIV tests look for these antibodies, some look for the virus itself. The period after infection but before the test becomes positive is called the window period.

Deciding when to get tested therefore depends on when you may have been exposed and which test is used. You can ask your health care provider about the window period for the HIV test you are taking. If you are using a home test, you can get that information from the materials included in the packaging of the test.

A few people will have a longer window period, so if you get a negative antibody test result in the first 3 months after possible exposure, you should get a repeat test after 3 months. Ninety-seven percent of people will develop antibodies in the first 3 months after they are infected. In very rare cases, it can take up to 6 months to develop antibodies to HIV.

http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/basics/testing.html

 


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