Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
October 25, 2014, 05:36:24 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
  • Total Members: 23787
  • Latest: rvarona
Stats
  • Total Posts: 643580
  • Total Topics: 48969
  • Online Today: 203
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD  (Read 1043 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline BigT32

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« on: December 24, 2013, 06:34:00 PM »
I am scared that I may have contracted HIV from an incident I had back in May 1st of this year.  I had oral sex with a female who I really did not know.  She claims she tested regularly but you can't believe people and not to mention after talking to her, her stories seem to be lies.  I brushed my teeth about an hour before performing oral sex on the girl, and I also had a small cut which I opened up probably a few hours prior the event.  The girl also had brushed her teeth prior to performing oral sex on me as well, so there could have been some cuts and sores in her mouth as well as mine.  The event was unprotected on both ends. 

After the event I started to get very worried because I was in a committed relationship, which I went out of and I saw the risk of oral sex is low, but there is some risks involved even more so when there are cuts involved.  I had no symptoms and was feeling good at the time.  After about 6 weeks later around the 7th of June my body internally started to feel hot.  I noticed I would eat and not feel full.  A few weeks after this I started to have a bout of night sweats about 3-4 days worth but never experienced a temperature.  It was summer so I was sweating more than usual.  I also also a good amount of weight quickly going from 263 down to 245 in only a matter of weeks.  Losing weight has always been hard for me.  I tested for the first time after this event 6 weeks after OraQuick Fingerstick negative. 

I tested again at the 12 week mark again OraQuick negative.  I tested with my physician 4 months vein draw negative.  However, I am experiencing major symptoms such as a loss of muscle in my legs and arms.  I also am never hot in my shoulders and neck at night, and it's EXTREMELY hard to sleep.  My heart also beats fast as well when trying to sleep.  I have major constipation and all of my stools constantly float which I hear is a sign of malabsorption.  I am also having EXTREMELY dry itchy skin.  I have tested every month since the event up until Dec 4th and the results have been negative and this test was done with a 4th generation Elisa they told me. 

I have called numerous hotlines and testing sites and told them my story, but these symptoms are what worry me.  Everyone tells me I am HIV negative, but I know it's hard to loss muscle just like that, and have a body that gets hot the way mine does especially when trying to sleep.  And an increased heart rate when trying to sleep.  I mean can someone please help me.  Does this sound like anxiety or stress?  I have never been so stressed in my life, so maybe this could be the cause.  I mean I did have sex with my girlfriend a few weeks after this event so maybe I am obsessed with possibly infecting her, I just don't know.  But could someone pleeeeeassseee pleassseeee help me.  I mean 7 months of testing should have picked up something.  Also what scares me is I ask my tester everytime after being tested is there anyway I could be a late converter(the ones after 6 months and they always say anything is possible).  That scares the living daylights out of me.  There has to be something going on, but I hope it's not HIV!!! Thank you and have a good Christmas!!!

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2013, 06:43:31 PM »
 You never had an exposure form oral sex.

HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug users
Mother to child

Offline BigT32

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2013, 06:48:23 PM »
Rapid why does the CDC say there is a low risk associated with oral sex then?  Also what is causing these symptoms.  Everything points to HIV and also I had an open or pretty fresh cut on my penis.  I mean people just don't lose muscle mass like that, especially when I was working out regularly.  I know that it's part of my job.  I mean do you feel this is just a case of severe anxiety and stress then?

Offline BigT32

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2013, 06:50:11 PM »
I mean this you read my full post about all that I am experiencing.  These symptoms have not disappeared either.  I mean could I be someone that is not producing antibodies yet?  Or have a rare strain of the virus?  I do know the girl I had oral with did at one time live in Washington DC, which I believe has the highest rate of HIV cases in the US. 

Offline RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,288
Re: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2013, 07:28:29 PM »
Int Conf AIDS 2004 Jul 11-16; 15:(abstract no. WePpC2072)??Balls JE, Evans JL, Dilley J, Osmond D, Shiboski S, Shiboski C, Klausner J, McFarland W, Greenspan D, Page-Shafer K?University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, United States

Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction? An update
J Campo1, MA Perea1, J del Romero2, J Cano1, V Hernando2, A Bascones1
Oral Diseases (2006) 12, 219–228

AIDS: Volume 16(17) 22 November 2002 pp 2350-2352
Risk of HIV infection attributable to oral sex among men who have sex with men and in the population of men who have sex with men

Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan
Page-Shafer K, Veugelers PJ, Moss AR, Strathdee S, Kaldor JM, van Griensven GJ. Sexual risk behavior and risk factors for HIV-1 seroconversion in homosexual men participating in the Tricontinental Seroconverter Study, 1982-1994 [published erratum appears in Am J Epidemiol 1997 15 Dec; 146(12):1076]. Am J Epidemiol 1997, 146:531-542.

Studies which show the fallacy of relying on anecdotal evidence as opposed to carefully controlled study insofar as HIV transmission risk is concerned:

Jenicek M. "Clinical Case Reporting" in Evidence-Based Medicine. Oxford: Butterworth–Heinemann; 1999:117
Saltzman SP, Stoddard AM, McCusker J, Moon MW, Mayer KH. Reliability of self-reported sexual behavior risk factors for HIV infection in homosexual men. Public Health Rep. 1987 102(6):692–697.Nov–Dec;

Catania JA, Gibson DR, Chitwood DD, Coates TJ. Methodological problems in AIDS behavioral research: influences on measurement error and participation bias in studies of sexual behavior. Psychol Bull. 1990 Nov;108(3):339–362.

Offline Ann

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 28,140
  • It just is, OK?
    • Num is sum qui mentiar tibi?
Re: Oral Sex Incident SCARRRRREDDDD
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2013, 10:31:17 AM »
Big,

You do not have hiv. Even if you did have a risk (you did NOT have a risk), you have tested conclusively hiv negative. If you continue to feel unwell, work with your doctor to find out what is actually going on. Whatever that may be, you have ruled hiv OUT of the picture. Hiv isn't the only illness out there, you know.

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection. Giving a blowjob is a theoretical risk if the person doing the blowing has poor oral health and the person being blown has a very high viral load.

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection because not only is saliva not infectious, but it also contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect.

As for blood in the mouth, unless you're in the habit of repeatedly punching a person in the mouth before they blow you, there could not possibly be enough blood present to cause the least hiv concern.

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 FOLLOWING A BLOWJOB, 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
Condoms are a girl's best friend

Condom and Lube Info  



"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.