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Offline Beast87

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Am In need for more testing
« on: November 27, 2006, 02:08:02 AM »
Hey I am all too new at this I have many questions concerning this oral giving thing I gave this girl Cunnilingus the back in July of this year!!!! might I add she was my girl friend at the time so I was fine and dandy after that, to make a long story short I'm not with her any more and I have another girlfriend who told me to get testes dint know why but I became very anxious and tested at about 7 to 8 weeks, come to find out it was negative!! I was still concerned making myself practically sick I even had to drop my college classes cause of this incident. My question is 1.) are more tests warranted and question 2.)I told my mother and we went to the doctors last month which would have been three months I guess and asked the doctor for a full panel test and winked at him. What kind of test is this cause they took blood from me and also Urine?

PS. I only performed on her for about 10 to 12 seconds whats the risk?
« Last Edit: November 27, 2006, 02:54:19 PM by Beast87 »

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 06:01:09 AM »
Beast,

Going down on a woman is not a risk for hiv infection.

If you want to know exactly what tests your doctor ordered, you will have to ask him. I wasn't there so I couldn't possibly know. He could have ordered a pregnancy test for all I know.

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.

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
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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 02:53:06 PM »
ok quick question is more or less risky if it was the clitoris I was licking?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 03:03:00 PM »
Beast,

It's not risky no matter which way you lick it. Going down on a woman is not a risk for hiv infection. Make sure you use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse and you will protect yourself against hiv infection.

It really is that simple.

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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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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #4 on: November 28, 2006, 11:29:40 AM »
hey ann is Vaginal juices suppose to be salty or is that a variable between females?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #5 on: November 28, 2006, 11:31:07 AM »
Beast,

Yes, it may taste salty and yes, it is variable.

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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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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2006, 01:51:41 AM »
Does anyone think another test is warranted?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2006, 04:33:32 AM »
No.....

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2006, 02:43:15 PM »
how common is it to get HIV from a needle?? Does it have to be an instant thing that the needle is transfered from one person to the next or can the needle sit for a couple days and still transmit the disease?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2006, 03:59:54 PM »
Beast,

Hiv transmission due to needle stick injury isn't very common at all. And yes, it has to happen directly, not with a needle that has been hanging around for any length of time.

Even when needles are being shared between street drug users, the needle has to be used directly after the infected person for there to be a chance of transmission. Hiv is a very fragile virus that does not remain able to be transmitted when it finds itself outside its preferred environment of inside the human body.

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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

Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2006, 11:56:12 PM »
so what are my chances of getting it from a doctors office is it like slim to none and does the Flu in general make you feel fatigue and would ARS show up like 4months later to bite me in the BUTT

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #11 on: November 30, 2006, 12:31:21 AM »
Getting HIV from the doctor? None. ARS occurs 2-6 weeks after infection
NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #12 on: November 30, 2006, 01:20:14 AM »
Ok so ARS happens 2-6weeks so it is not possible for it to occur at say 5 months or so and for vaginal secretions does the clitoris make any of these infectious juices or is that from deep with in Vagina?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #13 on: November 30, 2006, 08:33:11 AM »
HIV and its modes of transmission have been studied through and through over the years, and are already well established.   If you get infected through this scenario you're worrying about, you would make front page news of various international medical journals as you would be the first ever to become infected in this manner in the 20+ year history of this pandemic.  Doctors Gallo and Montagnier would be knocking on your door in no time.  Frankly, you are NOT that special, even if you have a very persuasive WINK!!! 

Beto

 

Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2006, 11:39:01 PM »
does the vagina sweat and does the mixture of sweat and outter vaginal juices disable or dilute the infectious fluids or are the infectious fluids only found deep within a woman thats why it is theoretical to transmit from oral-vaginal?

Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2006, 02:05:18 PM »
IS there no answer to my question?

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« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006, 07:15:44 PM »
Beast,

The infectious fluids in a woman are what's called the cervicovaginal fluids - this is the thick mucus that protects the cervix, which is found deep within the vagina. The fluids you would have felt on the outside of the woman's genitals comes from two glands on either side of the vaginal opening. These fluids have not been shown to be particularly infectious.

Also, saliva contains over a dozen different proteins and enzymes that damage hiv and render it unable to infect. Add to that the fact that the specific cells hiv needs to bump into to infect are not found in any great quantity in the mouth and you have no risk.

Pretty much any area of skin on the body can sweat. Sweat is not infectious.

Going down on a woman is not a risk for hiv infection.

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Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #17 on: December 17, 2006, 01:35:31 PM »
is an onset of fatigue specific to HIV? Im wondering if I could have gotten it from a needle from the nurse or could it just be my Diabetes cause I have been eating alot of sweets lately and now Im tired all the time not to mention my throat does not hurt but it tickles!!! I havent had any, headaches, night sweats, Fevers, or any of that so I dont know.... Im juss kinda stressed as well!!!! Someone please help

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #18 on: December 17, 2006, 02:24:29 PM »
HIV has no specific symptoms. Eating sweets with diabetes? Smooth move, like your doctor told you it was okay to do that.

Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #19 on: December 27, 2006, 12:11:16 AM »
is anal licking an effective mode for transmission?

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« Reply #20 on: December 27, 2006, 04:09:59 AM »
Beast,

Have you read through the
Welcome Thread and followed the Transmission Lesson link found there? If you haven't, get reading so you can have a better understanding of what is and what isn't a risk for hiv infection.

Licking the anus, aka annilingus, is NOT a risk for hiv infection.

The main risks for hiv transmission are unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse and sharing drug injecting equipment. Use condoms for intercourse and don't share drug injecting equipment and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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

Offline Beast87

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #21 on: December 30, 2006, 01:19:05 PM »
ok in the event you do get it and you ARS is there a time period such as 4 days where it comes and is gone after the four days and also ARS all symtoms come at once correct? juss need some clarification plz!!!

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #22 on: December 30, 2006, 01:36:33 PM »
If ARS symptoms appear they all come at the same time. In many cases they don't show up or if they do it is so mildly as to pass unnoticed at the time. They can last anywhere from a week to two weeks and vary in degree with each individual.

Have you read the lessons on this site about Transmission and Testing. Both of those lessons give you the basics you need to know. Before you ask anymore "just one more question," please read those lessons. You'll find a link to them in the Welcome lesson which opens this section. 

Cheers,
Andy Velez

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2007, 04:43:18 PM »
hey is it a risk for HIV from a piercing needle that pierces the ears?

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« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2007, 05:27:47 PM »
Beast,

No. Not if you go to a place where ears are pierced professionally. Shops that offer ear-piercing have hygiene rules to follow and they do follow them.

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

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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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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2007, 09:54:22 AM »
Is anybody familiar with tonsil stones can you get that from cunnilingus activities and is that a good indication for something else?

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Re: NewB uninformed about ORAL SEX
« Reply #26 on: April 15, 2007, 10:19:24 AM »
How about discussing your tonsil concerns with your doctor? You can't get anything diagnosed here.

Are you just shopping for things to worry about in relation to HIV? Have you actually had a risky incident?
Andy Velez

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Am In need for more testing
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2009, 12:16:44 PM »
I tested 23 days after first exposure everything came back negative am I in need for more testing?

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« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2009, 12:55:27 PM »
Beast,


I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread. It doesn't matter how long it's been since you last posted, we still require you to post in your original thread.

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Whether or not you need further testing depends on WHY you are testing. If you've had unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, you need to confirm your negative result at the three month point. The window period for hiv testing - where there has been an actual risk - is three months.

Unless you're willing to tell us what you believe put you at risk for infection, there's no point in discussing this further.

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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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Re: Am In need for more testing
« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2009, 04:20:44 PM »
Well I had unprotected Vaginal intercourse about 23 days ago and I tested @ the 23 day mark every thing came back negative so far!! Is this a good sign thus far?

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« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2009, 05:02:37 PM »
Beast,

Any negative result is a good sign. But, if you were going to test early, you would have been better off waiting for the six week mark as the vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by this time. The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point, but is highly unlikely to change. A 23 day negative is a little more uncertain than a six week negative but is still a good indication, particularly if the testing included p24 antigen testing.

You need to learn from this experience. 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 all three 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.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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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