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Offline 747boi

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Herpes and HIV
« on: February 18, 2014, 03:24:22 AM »
Hi I just found this forum after scanning the internet because of sheer panic. The background to me. I always practise safer sex. A few years ago I got anal herpes HSV1 around the opening of my anus contracted by someone rimming me, he obviously has a cold sore but it wasn't noticeable. After one very bad outbreak I went a few years without any really bad one. Then a few weeks ago I had a bad outbreak again. I used medication and it started to clear up. Just to be clear it's only round my arse none on my penis scrotum etc. although it was not completely clear I had an encounter with a young bottom boy who was basically giving me oral sex. I had explained I didn't want to fuck him and he seemed ok with that. After giving me oral he started to kiss me and rub his ass over my penis he then basically sat straight down on it I pushed him off straight away and shouted at him I must have been in there seconds but it was fully in and wasn't very clean when it came out. I was so angry he left. I asked him if he was poz he said he wasn't. My concern is this. If he was poz how dangerous was this if he had a high viral load and is my herpes although in a different area raising my possibility of being infeected. It's been 11 days I have a sore throat and headache a bit of a cough and for one day I had a fever of 38c although it's normal now. Are these symptoms due to my paranoia??? I'm constantly checking myself for rashes and my temperature. I know what happened is similar to a broken condom incident but does my herpes raise the chance of infection as it hadn't all quite cleared although it had nearly. Cheers. I'm in the uk by the way. In Edinburgh the lad admitted he had been slutty recently which adds to my fear. 

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Re: Herpes and HIV
« Reply #1 on: February 18, 2014, 07:32:12 AM »
You had a risk and will need to test at 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the result . Your symptoms are not specific to HIV and the only way to know your status is to test at the appropriate time ... so that's why we do not discuss symptoms .   

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.

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: Herpes and HIV
« Reply #2 on: February 18, 2014, 07:42:21 AM »
Thanks but that is just a standard reasponse which has been cut and pasted.  You did not answer if my risk was escalated due to anal herpes which was the reason for my post. I know I had a risk but how great was that risk? I will obviously get tested after 6 weeks.

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Re: Herpes and HIV
« Reply #3 on: February 18, 2014, 07:52:09 AM »
Boi,

The only time your herpes would have increased your risk is if you had a herpes blister on your dick and you engaged in unprotected intercourse with you being the insertive partner. Herpes on your ass has nothing to do with your dick being unprotected.

As you yourself note, this situation is not much different to a incident of a broken condom for the insertive partner. In over thirteen years of answering questions on this forum, I have yet to see the insertive partner go on to test positive following a condom break and I don't expect you to end up testing poz over this either.

As a sexually active adult, you should be testing regularly anyway and not only for hiv.

I do not expect you to test positive due to this brief incident, but the only way to know for sure is to test.

Ann
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Re: Herpes and HIV
« Reply #4 on: February 18, 2014, 08:02:48 AM »
Thank you very much Anne for actually reading my post and answering it correctly. The posts and responses I have read from you over the last day that I have seen this forum have been excellent. I believe that you have not only a wealth of knowledge but also really care about the people who are actually posting. I do understand some peoples concerns can be unrealistic and can be frustrating but by giving an individual response and not just cut and pasting standard responses this can reassure people. Thank you again for actually taking the time to answer me Anne and good luck with your excellent work. X

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Re: Herpes and HIV
« Reply #5 on: February 18, 2014, 08:07:57 AM »
Boi,

I was the person in this section of the forums who started using "cut and paste" responses and I did so because there are only so many ways one can explain the basics of hiv transmission and testing. There is nothing wrong with C&P responses in this context, so don't bash it, ok?

Good luck with your testing. Provided this is the only situation in which you've had unprotected intercourse, I don't expect a positive result. If you aren't already having regular, routine, FULL sexual health check ups, let this be the beginning of a good habit.

Ann
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"...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

 


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