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Author Topic: I am freaking out!  (Read 521 times)

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I am freaking out!
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:34:38 PM »
I had a high risk exposure because I was so STUPID. There is this guy that I do trust, maybe a little too much and he promised me that he was clean. I trusted him so much that he insisted that we have sex without a condom and he was so reassuring. So we had anal and I let him finish in me, STUPIDLY. I didnt think anything of it until about 2 weeks later when I started getting mouth ulcers; two of them, one on my gums under my tongue and one on the side of my left lower gums. Then I have a sore throat that I have to go to the doctor for and she said it was really bad and prescribed Cipro and it cleared up within a few days.

Then now, which has been about 4 weeks since the encounter, I have a fever that goes away after a few hours, then the next day it returns for maybe two hours, then goes away and returns two days later. I have a very light cough, like only when I laugh or anything. I am going in Monday to take a test because I'm so worried about it. I understand symptoms don't mean anything, but what about my symptoms?? I'm completely worried and cant wait until Monday, but I'm scared about the results. Oh. And I texted the guy about it and he was mad that I'd even question that he has HIV, he sent me a picture of his HIV results from 9 days after we had sex and it showed him as negative, and I know he is just trying to reassure me from the 3 months prior to us hooking up, but he could have contracted between then!

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« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 10:55:58 PM »
Hi Jarvin , you did have a risk and must test at the appropriate time in order to get an accurate result . You can test 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

You can not trust that another person is indeed HIV negative , so remember to consistently and correctly use condoms and you will avoid exposure to HIV .

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 .

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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