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Offline jacobworried

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Any advice please!?
« on: May 28, 2014, 10:47:30 PM »
Dear moderators Ann, Jeff G and Andy or anyone on this forum,
 
I have been reading your comments and assessments for the last few weeks, and I really appreciate what you are doing here on this forum. I would kindly like if you don't mind to hear your assessments about my previous exposures.
I'm 26 years old male, I made the biggest mistake in my life. I never been sexually active in my whole life except the last 8 months I only had those exposures in my life.

First time I had sex in my life was 8 months ago (in August) I had unprotected sex with an escort girl; she said she is allergic to latex condoms, and Of-course she said she is HIV negative and I'm so stupid I believed her. She looked so confident, and she also told me don't worry I can cum inside her I don't why and how!!!! Anyway I didn't ejaculate inside her it was so brief and fast I took it out and ejaculated outside...
Then about 5 months ago (in December) and I met a girl that offered me a massage she was a shemale!! she rubbed her penis (i think with no condom) on my anus because I think she ejaculated on my anus because I felt something sticky on my back and anus after we finish but I DID NOT let her penetrate it (her penis didn't enter my rectum OR anus).

I have those symptoms since almost 4 months, and they don't want to go away, muscles and joint aches (pain and aches that shoots (comes and goes) to my neck, arms, shoulders, legs and knee. Both knees are little red or discolored (the redness comes and goes too) i don't know they don't look like rash they don't itch (only little bit), but they ache my thighs and knees and legs when I walk or stand up and become red, the ache that i feel it is like when u feel something is swollen and you have that ache i don't know and sometimes I feel them like they are warm with some burning sensation!!!!...)

Anyway I had tested for stds Syphilis, Gonorrhea, and Chlamydia they were all negative, also I tested for HIV using (FDA Approved Oraquick in Home Oral swab) 4 times( 5-6-7 and 8 months after first exposure) and also 3 times (3-4 and 5 months after second exposure.) I followed the instructions, and tested after 3 months past exposure "ALL NEGATIVE"...
I'm really scared and I have nobody to talk to, I feel lonely and I'm looking for some comfort and confidence please :(
I keeping having those thoughts about false negative, I don't know why may be because all the misinformation and garbage on the internet that I read online.

1) Your comments and assessments please regarding my exposures.
2) Can I trust my results are they reliable, am I conclusively and definite HIV FREE, NEGATIVE, do I still need to test, or can I move on??? In other word can I say I'm in the clear??

Please any advice as it is appreciated.
 
Thank you :)

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Re: Any advice please!?
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2014, 11:18:49 PM »
Jacob,

You are conclusively negative and have no further need of testing.  Your only risk was the unprotected intercourse, 8 months ago and you have reliably tested negative, multiple times since that exposure.  Whatever symptoms you are experiencing has nothing to do with HIV.

HIV phobia can create symptoms in some people and if you are unable to accept that you are negative, you should seek professional counseling to overcome your fears.

Jacob, you are negative.

Joe

Offline jacobworried

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Re: Any advice please!?
« Reply #2 on: May 29, 2014, 10:16:10 AM »
Thank you so much for your reply, the problem is my persistent symptoms ARE giving me hard time accepting that I'm negative and of course reading stuff online that scares me and make me anxious (Like the one mentioned in another post u commented on about a guy tested up to 5 months Negative Oraquick and then blood test positive really made me more anxious) BUT you and Ann clarified it (very special circumstances...etc)

All I wanted to make sure that I did the right thing by using a reliable test and I tested reliably so I can MOVE ON and rule out HIV from my thoughts every time my symptoms occur AND when I go to my doctor for check up regarding these symptoms. In addition you are right HIV phobia can create symptoms in some people. I even had a discussion with other two HIV Experts on a different forum (MedHelp) site and they told me the same thing you are telling me here and also they told me I need to believe my test results. I will try my best and get over my fears and I will never ever put my self in such situation I learned the lesson.

Anyway I want to thank you and all moderators on this forum really of what you are doing is very important and awesome. God Blessssssss you all and take care.   

 


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