Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr Instagram
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
May 27, 2015, 07:08:30 PM

Login with username, password and session length

  • Total Members: 25547
  • Latest: chilee
  • Total Posts: 665595
  • Total Topics: 51195
  • Online Today: 226
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Crazy?  (Read 852 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline cmcdaniel

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
« on: July 29, 2014, 12:27:43 PM »
I really just need to hear that I am nuts.  In early June I went for a massage, and perhaps I was unclear about my expectations, but he began to perform oral sex on me.  This lasted maybe 5 or 10 seconds tops, probably less, before I stopped him and he continued with the massage.  I never thought anything more about it until last week.

Towards the end of four weeks following the event, I came down with something.  Started off just feeling achy, my chest feeling tight (and hurting when I breathed), and night sweats.  Everything started off mild and progressed over about a week.  A few days later I discovered I had a low grade fever, a terrible cough developed, and the night sweats got worse and continued.  They outlived the rest of the symptoms.  I was even sweating throughout the day, especially after showering.  It was as if I just got out of the shower for two hours after. 

I know symptoms aren't a way of diagnosing, and I know oral sex isn't a risk.  I presumed I just had a case of mild pneumonia or bronchitis, which the doctor also thought.  Of course as I searched my symptoms, especially the terrible sweats, hiv acute syndrome came up.  The thought hadn't crossed my mind until that time. 

Even though I know everyone says receiving oral sex isn't a risk, I couldn't shake the symptoms or that perhaps I was a medical marvel.  So if someone can just say that I am nuts and to move on, and sorry for wasting your time, that I am not going to make scientific history, I'd appreciate it.  Thanks.

Offline Jeff G

  • Member
  • Posts: 14,663
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Crazy?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2014, 12:34:25 PM »
The risk factors for HIV are from unprotected anal and vaginal sex . Getting a blow job is not a risk .
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.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , 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!

Offline cmcdaniel

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Crazy?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2014, 10:21:15 AM »
So no need to even test over this particular event?  Other than normal testing as part of check ups?  Thanks for your help in calming my nerves, I'm sure I just had a pneumonia or bronchitis or something.  Sorry you have to deal with so many worried wells, myself included.

Offline Jeff G

  • Member
  • Posts: 14,663
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Crazy?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2014, 10:23:45 AM »
So no need to even test over this particular event?  Other than normal testing as part of check ups?  Thanks for your help in calming my nerves, I'm sure I just had a pneumonia or bronchitis or something.  Sorry you have to deal with so many worried wells, myself included.

That is correct . There is no need to test for this specific incident, getting a bj is not a risk for HIV .

Offline cmcdaniel

  • Standard
  • Member
  • Posts: 3
Re: Crazy?
« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2015, 10:11:16 PM »
Six months ago I had unprotected sex. I tested at 8.5 weeks via a blood test and then at 12 weeks with the Oraquick at home test. Both came back negative.

Now I am going through some weird symptoms. Terrible body/joint pains all over, there is no swelling, but it is really hard to even walk. It all came on suddenly. I am also having trouble swallowing. Advil and the like don't seem to help. Of course when I search for some causes, HIV comes up. What are the chances that my 8.5 week test was too early and the Oraquick gave a false negative? Should I re-test?  Thanks.

Offline Jeff G

  • Member
  • Posts: 14,663
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Crazy?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2015, 10:39:21 AM »
You never had a risk to test for in the first place but if you had a 12 week negative HIV test past any possible exposure is conclusive so what ever is going on has nothing to do with HIV .


Terms of Membership for these forums

© 2015 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.