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Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« on: May 15, 2016, 09:02:18 AM »
Hi everyone,

2 weeks ago I had sex with 3 guys during a group session after a night in a club. I have always been paranoid about getting HIV so I used condoms when having sex. I bottomed for 2 of the guys (with condoms). They did not come in or near me. I did however kiss them all and gave them unprotected oral sex. There was some precum during this. Furthermore, i had taken  some molly and had grazed the inside of my mouth. The guys told me they were neg but i dont know.

Approx 4 days ago I started sweating a bit more than usual, i have a small ulcer and thrush on my tongue. I am very tired and now my armpits are sore.

I went fot a rapid HIV test yesterday which came back as neg but of course this is much too soon to tell.i had been tested 3 weeks previous also.

Just this morning I went to the doctor who has done a full test. However i am going out of my mind with worry.

How at risk was i?

Online Wade

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Re: Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2016, 09:11:34 AM »
Hi Simon,
Nothing you have mentioned was risk for HIV.
You had protected intercourse ...no risk.
Giving a blow job is a theoretical risk at best, it would involve many factors.
One would be large open wounds in your mouth.
If these were your only worries it is safe for you to move on.

Best, Wade

To avoid infection,
You need to be using condoms for all anal and vaginal intercourse until you are in a trusting monogamous relationship and both have been tested for all STIs and HIV.
Everyone who is sexually active should have an annual exam and test for all STIs and HIV ,and always after unprotected intercourse. Always using condoms will give you peace of mind your tests will return with a negative result.
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Offline SimpleSimon

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Re: Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2016, 09:25:14 AM »
Thanks Wade. Appreciate the reply.

What scares me is that I have all the symptoms of seroconversion (fever, fatigue, thrush,tongue ulcer,soreness next to armpit, forgetfullness). I will get my test results Friday. I'm hoping it is another STI. However for HIV, When is best to test again if that is neg? Some say 3 weeks and others say 4-6

Online Wade

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Re: Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2016, 09:38:16 AM »
Hi Simon ,
Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV
other STIs are much easier to transmit so it is good you are being tested for those.
Guidelines are to confirm your test results at 13 weeks,
from what you have posted you can fully expect a negative result.

Best, Wade
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 HIV 101
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 HIV Transmission and Risks
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 HIV Testing
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 HIV TasP
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 HIV prevention
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 PEP and PrEP

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Re: Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2016, 01:17:37 PM »
One follow up question here - I have now done a 4th gen rapid test which came back neg (day 18). I also did an RNA PCR test (day 16) which also came negative.

Do you think I need to test again or is this conclusive? I still have symptoms.

Online Wade

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Re: Help! Going out of my mind with worry...
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2016, 01:31:46 PM »
Hi,
Those results are encouraging and given your risk will not change.
Guidelines are to test at 13 weeks for a conclusive result for the record.
You can expect a negative result and your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.

Best, Wade
HIV 101 - Basics
 HIV 101
 You can read more about Transmission and Risks here:
 HIV Transmission and Risks
 You can read more about Testing here:
 HIV Testing
 You can read more about Treatment-as-Prevention (TasP) here:
 HIV TasP
 You can read more about HIV prevention here:
 HIV prevention
 You can read more about PEP and PrEP here
 PEP and PrEP

 


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