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frontier52:
Please help. 

In March I received unprotected oral sex.  In mid-may I started to have what I believed was allergies.  For several days, my nose began to run with clear mucous leaking out on a regular basis.  I also noticed my joints became mildly tight.  About a week later the mucous was thickened to a yellowish-green.  One night I developed a fever with chills and then symptoms seemed to disappear.

In mid-August I became very itchy, primarily in my torso, back, and groin for a couple of weeks.  I did not think much about it as I am very active and the itching generally occurred when I was hot, sweaty, or in the shower.  I also developed a strong case of jock itch.  The itching did quit towards the end of August/beginning of September

I never really thought much about these things until a month or so ago.  I now spend hours everyday on the internet reading articles about symptoms and scanning message boards.  I can't sleep right.  I can't concentrate at work.  I have extreme anxiety.  I've also been inspecting my body several times a day.  I swear I have had several new moles and cherry angiomas.  I also have had dry skin on my face, but I have had this before and I have changed climates and it is colder now.  My tongue is starting to look weird and I am terrified at any signs of a sore throat or stuffed/runny nose.  I am strongly considering going to get some medication to help with the anxiety.

Please help.

RapidRod:
This has nothing to do with HIV. How about seeing your family doctor?

Ann:
frontier,

Getting a blowjob is NOT a risk for hiv infection, as saliva is NOT infectious. If this is the only type of sexual experience you've had, then you don't need to worry.

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 STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

While you certainly don't need to test over getting 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.

Ann

frontier52:
I just frind it so hard to believe that you cannot be infected via receiving oral sex.  No need to quote the studies as I have read the board here numerous times.

Is generalized itching that lasts 1-2 weeks a sign of infection?  Like I said, the itching occurred after sweating or while hot, mainly in the groin/torso area.

Also, is mucous/congestion common during seroconversion?  I've read articles that suggest both scenarios.

Ann:
Frontier,

Go see your doctor about your itching and your mucus. Neither has anything to do with hiv infection.

Saliva is not infectious, therefore getting your dick sucked is not a risk for hiv infection.

Ann

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