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Offline cb1195

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Possible exposure
« on: April 28, 2014, 04:41:50 PM »
A week ago today I had a low risk experience with a high risk individual? I think that's how it goes.
Anyways a guy I met off craigslist invited me over for swapping oral sex, something I wanted to try so I went, that happened a week ago today (Apr.21/14)
I don't have the best dental hygiene and my wisdom teeth are impacted a couple days later I got a canker sore and began rapidly researching STD symptoms online and made myself incredibly depressed and anxious. So along with diarrhea and a cold sore I went to the doctor on Apr.23/14.
Today my doctor said everything was honkey-dorey and said all the test came back negative, including HIV.
My question now becomes what is the likelihood that it was a false-positive due to a rapid test, I'm obviously going in again to be tested in a couple weeks but it would be nice to ease my mind.
Also, if I showed symptoms so early wouldn't that be a response to the virus and therefore if I had it I would test +? Or am I just rationalizing.
Sincerely
Incredibly Anxious
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Possible exposure
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2014, 05:02:47 PM »
Oral sex is not a risk for HIV infection.  HIV is a very fragile virus and does not survive outside of the body.  The mouth is another barrier as it contains various proteins and enzymes that alter HIV and render it unable to infect.

Symptoms can be caused by many things and the only way to know your status is to test.  However, you did not have a risk and do not need to test over this incident.

Joe

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Re: Possible exposure
« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2014, 07:02:43 PM »
So you guys say that oral sex is not a risk factor but other websites do, and when I told my doctor about the oral sex with another man he sent me for HIV testing. I'm not here to argue with you but if oral sex isn't a risk factor how can I explain my "HIV" tongue as I've begun calling it, very white, thrush, and two almost antenna looking things at the underside of my tongue.
Cb

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Re: Possible exposure
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2014, 07:35:22 PM »
So you guys say that oral sex is not a risk factor but other websites do, and when I told my doctor about the oral sex with another man he sent me for HIV testing. I'm not here to argue with you but if oral sex isn't a risk factor how can I explain my "HIV" tongue as I've begun calling it, very white, thrush, and two almost antenna looking things at the underside of my tongue.
Cb
We are not responsible for incorrect information from others. You never had an exposure from oral sex.

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Re: Possible exposure
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2014, 09:05:36 PM »
So you guys say that oral sex is not a risk factor but other websites do, and when I told my doctor about the oral sex with another man he sent me for HIV testing. I'm not here to argue with you but if oral sex isn't a risk factor how can I explain my "HIV" tongue as I've begun calling it, very white, thrush, and two almost antenna looking things at the underside of my tongue.
Cb

Its not a risk ... There have been no fewer than three separate serodiscordant couples studies (where one person is HIV positive, the other negative.) These couples were tracked for three. five and ten years. The couples used condoms for penetrative vaginal and anal sex, but NO BARRIER at all for oral sex. Any kind of oral sex. These studies yielded NO infections.

The other good news is you do not have to take our word for it because you can test if you choose, it will be negative if this your only concern .

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!
« Last Edit: May 01, 2014, 09:51:58 PM by Jeff G »

 


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