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Author Topic: Risk understanding and symptoms  (Read 887 times)

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

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.

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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.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.

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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.

Never knock on deaths door..ring the bell and run..he really hates that.


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