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Offline Longhorn123

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LVG connection to HIV
« on: January 25, 2014, 01:46:09 PM »
Hello, I have recently taken an HIV test that came up negative that covers all my sexual encounters except two. The first was me fingering a girl (not deeply) both vaginally and anally, and then masturbating my penis while still having vaginal fluids on my fingers, that morning however I had a small nick on my penis from shaving, is there anyway that HIV could get in that way? The second was a couple of days after I received a blowjob and went down on a girl, all unprotected. While I understand both encounters are very low risk, what worries me is that a couple of days after the first encounter I had a small abscess with puss on my groin about two cm right of the genitals. The first doctor I saw said it was just a normal abscess, but then came back in the room and said he googled it and saw it could also be a rare STI called Lymphogranuloma Veneerum, which is easily fixable with a course of antiboitics that he put me on. He told me to google it because he didnt know a lot about the disease so I did and i read that it broke out in gay community's and the problem with LGV is that 75% of people that contract it also contract HIV, which is why im nervous that one of the two encounters mentioned above could have infected me. I went to get a second opinion and the second doctor said it wasnt LGV at all, that he had seen that only 3 times and it looked nothing like what I have. That would have been enough for me, but the girl I fingered also said she had 2 little bumps around her groin on either side but neither pussed and they just felt like knots under the skin, so it freaked me out that we had similar symptoms, and now a second small abscess has appeared on my left side. I'm still waiting for my LGV results, my question is that even if I am positive for LGV would I have little to no risk of HIV? All I did was finger a girl and touch myself with a small shaving cut on my penis from that morning, then both receive and perform unprotected oral. I'm really freaking out and anything helps! Thank you so much! :-[

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Re: LVG connection to HIV
« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2014, 01:54:04 PM »
You are HIV negative as your test confirms, as the other activities you describe are not a risk for HIV infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus and once outside the host, various changes in the virus, render it unable to infect.  The symptoms you mention are most probably due to a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI), which are far easier to contract than HIV.

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 STDs 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!

Joe

Offline Longhorn123

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Re: LVG connection to HIV
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2014, 02:02:45 PM »
Joe thank you so much, you have no idea how freaked out I've been. I got a full STI check up done along with the LVG test, one last question and sorry to keep bothering you, but even with the high correlation of LVG patients having HIV, do I still have nothing to worry about with the above mentioned activities?

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Re: LVG connection to HIV
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2014, 02:09:26 PM »
Joe thank you so much, you have no idea how freaked out I've been. I got a full STI check up done along with the LVG test, one last question and sorry to keep bothering you, but even with the high correlation of LVG patients having HIV, do I still have nothing to worry about with the above mentioned activities?

Correlations mean nothing, as you have reliably tested negative for HIV.  You do not have HIV and if you refuse to believe that, there is nothing more that I can say.  You are HIV NEGATIVE.

Joe

 


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