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Offline london lad

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Am I going mad?
« on: February 23, 2007, 01:55:40 PM »
hey guys . went to africa in november and had sex with a girl down there . I know this is a high prevalance area so i took precautions. She did suck me for about a minute without the condom . the rest was full intercourse with the condom. I must say I was a little soft at one point but withdrew and condom was still where it should be got hard and continued tll cum on withdrawal condom was still there with semen in end. All is well hmm not quite .3 days after My penis was a bit sore on urination for 10 days went to clinic and had swabs taken which came back neg for stis. 21 days after sex i got a fever with headache and muscle aches which all left after about 3 days. about 10 days later i started having sweats at night wetting my t shirt from about chest upward I had about 6 of these over a period of six weeks. and now 14 weeks later i have a slightly swollen groin (athough that may have come from falling down the stairs and injuring my leg)I must say i have been plagues with anxiety since the start  help!!!

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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2007, 02:42:38 PM »
London,

Blowjobs are not a risk for hiv infection. Not one person has ever been infected this way and you will not be the first. Condoms have been proven to prevent hiv transmission, so you're ok on that score too.

What worries me is that it sounds to me like you don't always use condoms. If you don't, you need to start. ANYONE can have hiv infection, not just people who live in Africa.

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. Sex with 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.

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.

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Offline london lad

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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2007, 02:50:01 PM »
Thanx Ann You are making me feel a little better already. I must say to you that i am very concious with the usage of condoms and since my last hiv test 3 years ago I have not had unprotected sex since. This one incident in november in tanzania was also only the second time I had sex in 2006. I just dont understand why I had such symptoms in such perfect timing. The only thing I ask myself over and over again is could the condom have been torn although I examined it thoroughly after the intercourse   I must say I have never split a condom . would i have definately noticed it if it had split?

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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2007, 03:06:14 PM »
London,

A broken/split condom is NOT a subtle event - it is very obvious. If yours had broken, you would have known.

If what's going on with your body worries you, go see your GP. This isn't an hiv concern.

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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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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2007, 04:10:40 PM »
its been nearly 2 months since i posted and i took anns advice that this is not an hiv concern i haave however over the last 2 months developd strange feelings under the arms at the sides of my chest between the legs and groin area as well as in the neck and throat I cannot explain these as they are somewaht painfull and vary in mild pain levels constantly . this has been going on now for six weeks and doesnt seem to be going away . i am staring to worry agin that this might be hiv related . please help

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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2007, 04:24:40 PM »
London lad... go to a doctor... could be west nile virus, malaria... etc... or maybe a nasty std... but, I think Ann is right... 99.9% it is not hiv... maybe hep a, b, or c... only tests from a clinic and or doctors office willbe able to let you know... not someone online.

Offline london lad

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Re: Am I going mad?
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2007, 04:29:23 PM »
cheers Dix  I have an appointment on thursday with my GP and will have a thorough MOT done . I do believe Ann. I find her advice very wise and calming and have great respect for all on this site . just wanted to say keep up the good work

 


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