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Offline aburke4088

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risk and symptoms?
« on: May 29, 2013, 09:08:57 PM »
Hello,
On May 7th, I ended up inviting someone over to my hotel room that I contacted online. I am a gay male. I am normally the receptive partner, but I did not have any intentions in performing oral or anal sex during this meet. I was sitting on the bed flat when the guy came over to my side and showed me his penis. I had my boxers on and my penis was sticking out. As I was laying down, the guy came on top of me as if he was sitting on my lap facing me. His intention was to get his penis close to my face. As he climbed over, I felt some PRESSURE. I recall it being very brief, probably less than 10 sec. When I felt this, I immediately moved my penis away and he got closer to my face so I can give him oral sex. I did not. What I am worried about is whether my penis head went in or not. I know for a fact my ENTIRE penis never went in, but the pressure I felt is what worries me. I later asked the guy through text, if I went inside of him at all. He replied saying no. I went to test this past Tuesday because I was feeling symptoms. I have the area underneath/back of my ear that feels a little swollen. I went to the doctor and she considered it a possible lymph node.....it was an urgent care facility so I don't know how reliable they are. At certain times, I feel like I get a little hot, but it tends to go away. At 3 week, the rapid oral swab came back neg. I need to also add that I didn't see a reaction from the guy when he was on lap nor any residue on my penis. I am extremely worried since the symptoms  happened 2 wk after.

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #1 on: May 29, 2013, 09:37:53 PM »
You would have known if you entered a guy so you didn't have a risk for HIV . Your symptoms are not specific to HIV and could be caused by many other things than HIV , so we never discuss symptoms , if you are feeling unwell go back and see your doctor .

If this incident is the only thing you are concerned about in the last 3 months , then you can count your HIV test as conclusive that you do not have HIV .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED  HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME for this 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: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2013, 09:44:26 PM »
That's the one thing that I am having trouble determining.
I know for a face the entire penis was not inside of him, its just the head that worries me since I don't really know about how different it would feel being the insertive partner. If my symptoms were ars, would my antibody test at 3 weeks picked it up? it was an oral swab. I did do an RNA exam at 2 weeks and get results tomorrow, so I am freaking out!......What would be the risk if I went in?

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« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2013, 09:52:31 PM »
If you had dipped inside for 10 seconds it could be considered low risk although I have never heard of somebody testing positive for an incident .

I don't think you had a risk or I would have told you so . Had you had a risk the appropriate time to test is at 6 weeks post any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results . I do not think you need further testing but if you insist you must wait 6 weeks past the incident . It will come back negative I am
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« Last Edit: May 31, 2013, 09:38:53 AM by Jeff G »

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2013, 10:04:20 PM »
The fever during ARS, is that a symptom that never goes down? Or will it fluctuate on and off during the day?.....

No offense, but can I also receive advice from others as well?

Thanks for your feedback.

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013, 05:58:19 AM »
aburke,

Neither symptoms nor even the lack of symptoms will ever tell you a single thing about hiv infection. ONLY testing at the appropriate time will. None of the symptoms you report are hiv specific. In fact, they're nothing to do with hiv because...

You didn't have a risk.

You felt pressure? Well excuse me but duh, he was sitting on you. Of course you felt pressure. The closest you may have come is something called frottage (rubbing genitals together or on some part of the body - including the anal area - without penetration) and frottage is NOT a risk for hiv infection.

For future reference, the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, with the average time to seroconversion being only 22 days.

A six week negative is highly unlikely to change, but must be confirmed at the three month point.

Unless you've been having unprotected anal intercourse (with anyone) that you neglected to mention, then you do NOT need further hiv testing at this time.

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.

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: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #6 on: May 30, 2013, 09:17:14 AM »
Thanks for that. I just started to feel some tenderness under my right armpit but no balls or anything. I guess it can be considered frottage? Its just as days go by, i think about the head of my penis going in. If this was the case, would you consider it low like the other individual stated?

I am going in today to get my rna results so i am petrified.

I also want to add that during this meet i had touched his genital secretions and then touched/possibly fingered myself. I did have a small hemmoroid i believe or popped vain. I have the hpv virus as well. Thx so much

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #7 on: May 30, 2013, 09:40:19 AM »
Thanks for that. I just started to feel some tenderness under my right armpit but no balls or anything. I guess it can be considered frottage? Its just as days go by, i think about the head of my penis going in. If this was the case, would you consider it low like the other individual stated?

THIS QUESTION HAS BEEN ANSWERED.

I am going in today to get my rna results so i am petrified.

GOOD LUCK WITH THAT. I EXPECT YOU TO GET A NEGATIVE RESULT.

I also want to add that during this meet i had touched his genital secretions and then touched/possibly fingered myself. I did have a small hemmoroid i believe or popped vain. I have the hpv virus as well.

NONE OF THIS IS A RISK FOR HIV.
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« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2013, 10:48:35 AM »
And Sir, have you ever seen anyone test positive after so called 'dipping'?
The other gentleman said he has not.

I am going to go to the clinic with confidence.

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« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2013, 11:00:20 PM »
I went into the clinic to get my RNA results. NEGATIVE!
She said the window period for this exam is 10 days.
To add onto that, I had the oral swab at 3 weeks, also NEGATIVE.
Am I clear?

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2013, 12:16:15 AM »
I went into the clinic to get my RNA results. NEGATIVE!
She said the window period for this exam is 10 days.
To add onto that, I had the oral swab at 3 weeks, also NEGATIVE.
Am I clear?

As you did not have a risk in the first place, you are decidedly HIV negative.

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Re: risk and symptoms?
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2013, 03:30:51 PM »
If i did have a risk, is this information correct? I have read and some say it is valid while other dont. The CDC mentions it as being accurate after 10days....whats the truth,please?

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« Reply #12 on: May 31, 2013, 04:35:33 PM »
We're not going to talk as if you had a risk, because you didn't. Of course your results are negative. There was no risk.

Stop the drama and get on with your life. Period.
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