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Offline Worried28

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Worried I may have contracted hiv
« on: October 02, 2013, 09:19:15 PM »
Hey to start with my names ben I'm 18 a on the 19th of September  I had unprotected oral and insertive anal sex with someone I met at a club very silly I know :-(. I'm the type that really stresses about things I'm now extremely worried I may have hiv my first few symptoms a day or two after exposure were dry skin patches on my abdomen. A week later I'm now having what looks like to me oral thrush white tougue I also have red irritated growths on both sides of the back of my a tougue. Yesterday I went and got tested I no if I've contracted hiv it probably will not be present yet but to rule out other diseases I will also be getting another hiv test in a few more weeks. What are your opinions on what I've said it's just a terrifying situation to be in I'm so scared what if I had to tell my parents that I'm hiv positive I just don't no what to do . Any advice is much appreciated , ben

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Re: Worried I may have contracted hiv
« Reply #1 on: October 02, 2013, 09:34:22 PM »
The oral sex isn't a factor but the unprotected anal sex was a risk so you will need to test at 6 weeks past the exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

Your symptoms are not specific to HIV , we do not discuss symptoms for that reason . The only way to know your status is to test at the appropriate time .

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.

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: Worried I may have contracted hiv
« Reply #2 on: October 02, 2013, 09:49:14 PM »
Thank you very good answer :-) I will just have to stop stressing and wait for my results what's done is done I guess hopefully I will come out of this fine. Next time I will have condoms thank you !

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Re: Worried I may have contracted hiv
« Reply #3 on: October 02, 2013, 09:56:28 PM »
You are welcome . There is no need to reply to my post , save your last question / comment to come back and tell us you tested negative for HIV . I'm wishing you all the best .

 


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