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Offline Nin1992

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ARS at 11 days? Worried
« on: June 20, 2013, 08:26:50 AM »
So almost a week ago I had unprotected oral and protected anal sex with a woman I met off craigslist. The entire session probably lasted 10-15 mins with the majority of it being anal(I didn't thrust hard so I guess you can say I was gentle to prevent the inner walls from tearing). Once I pulled out, I noticed the condom had no rips or damages near the tip so I think I was fully protected. Not really concerned about the risk of oral but what are my chances of getting HIV from this protected session with a SW? Also, would someone know if a condom broke during sex without looking?

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Re: My risk of infection from a sex worker?
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 08:34:08 AM »
Hi Nin , you didn't have a risk . If you are using condoms consistently and correctly for vaginal and anal sex you will avoid HIV exposure . Condoms are an effective barrier to the HIV virus and are designed so that if they break they do so catastrophically so there would be no doubt . 

Oral sex or cunnilingus isnt a risk . 

 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.

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.

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: My risk of infection from a sex worker?
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 08:44:40 AM »
Hi Nin , you didn't have a risk . If you are using condoms consistently and correctly for vaginal and anal sex you will avoid HIV exposure . Condoms are an effective barrier to the HIV virus and are designed so that if they break they do so catastrophically so there would be no doubt . 

Oral sex or cunnilingus isnt a risk . 

 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.

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.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!
Well I can get tested if I take the RNA PCR test which looks for the virus but I feel like I don't really need too since I know it was a low risk act yet inside my head I think it was a severe risk.

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Re: My risk of infection from a sex worker?
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 09:00:32 AM »
It wasn't a low risk , it was a no risk .... zero . You are lumping all oral sex into one category , cunnilingus is not nor has it ever been reported to transmit HIV .

No one in the history of HIV has ever been exposed to the virus while wearing an intact condom , so you are worrying needlessly . 

There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex.

These studies yielded NO infections.

Put this behind you and move on , no sense walking around upset over something that's not an issue .     

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« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2013, 09:49:27 PM »
One day I was bored and finished work early so I went online to find a Sex Worker. Called her and met up with her and she began giving me oral and then we started to do anal. I wore a condom during the anal intercourse and didn't finish inside. Now today I woke up with one of my nostrils being stuffed, horrible stomach pain, felt dizzy, no appetite, felt tired but I didn't sleep much before work(maybe 4-5 hours), and lower back pain. Is it possible to get these symptoms around 11 days? No fever, neck feels tight and I don't know how a swollen lymph node feels like so not sure if it's swollen, stomach pain felt like I was getting IBS but when I used the restroom it was normal. What is my risk for protected anal sex? I didn't see any tears and the tip of the condom was still intact.

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Re: ARS at 11 days? Worried
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2013, 10:25:22 PM »
There is no risk to protected anal sex. That is why we call it protected sex.

You had no risk and do not need to test. A condom is esigned to fail catastrophically when it does so - and it usually won't if you use a lot of the right sort of lube and take your time.

Wear a condom for anal and vaginal sex and you can avoid HIV. It really is that simple.


"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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Re: ARS at 11 days? Worried
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 07:12:00 AM »
Nin,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep everything in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it has been since you last posted in your thread or if the subject matter is different.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.




You haven't had a risk, so why on earth would you be experiencing ARS? You're not.

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 DO NOT NEED TO TEST FOR HIV SPECIFICALLY OVER YOUR NO RISK 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!

Ann
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