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Risk understanding and symptoms
« on: March 31, 2015, 05:01:30 PM »
Hi,

Quick question for you, because like many others my mind is going a million miles an hour because our understanding of some of this stuff leaves much to be desired.

I'm hoping you can at least put my mind a bit more to rest as I read a lot of conflicting info. Here are the facts:

I am male.
Female CSW, unknown status.
Received Handjob with lube and saliva.
Fingered her a tiny bit, literally, mostly exterior and for a very short period of time, might have had a small cut behind my fingernail from 8 hours before where I cut my nail a touch too short.
Had played tennis 2 hours before and had cut my knee sliding. It bled at the time. it was not open 2 hours later that I remember, but caused a nice scab the next day!
This was 10 days ago.
I now have a very congested nose and also runny at times, and sore eyes, also a slight headache when I move about (like with a cold).
I have no other symptoms at this point.

I'm concerned that these symptoms have appeared at a very convenient time, even if my risk during the act was crazily low.

1. What is my risk?
2. Are these symptoms typical of the window period?, or have I just got a cold?
3. Are there any pieces of advice to help calm my mind, it is affecting me.

I was tested negative a few months ago, and undergo regular checkups for all STDs. I am thinking it is maybe guilt which is playing with my mind, but want to ask the question to see what experts think. I will be testing again with p24 test after 28 days and again after 3 months.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Risk understanding and symptoms
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2015, 06:09:57 PM »
1...you did not have a risk

2...You have a cold

3...The only advise I can give you is stop worrying you did not have a risk for HIV, and if you continue to stress about it then you will make yourself sick.

Please read our lesson on how HIV is and is not transmitted.

Jan
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Offline switch

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Re: Risk understanding and symptoms
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2015, 06:14:21 PM »
Thank you Jan, I appreciate it.

Offline anniebc

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Re: Risk understanding and symptoms
« Reply #3 on: March 31, 2015, 06:17:38 PM »
No problem, just remember to take responsibility for your health (and others) and have regular STI checks.

Jan
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