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Offline TheUnusualOne

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I think I messed up
« on: November 18, 2019, 09:13:06 am »


STATISTICS

She was transsexual.

protected anal, on three scenarios over the course of 4 hours all of which only lasted afew minutes each as I couldn’t get 100% hard at the time.

She was from Indonesia staying in Australia for a year.

She was smoking meth quite a lot.

She said she was HIV negative and on PrEP, her last test was on January and took prep while she was working throughout the whole year.

We had unprotected oral sex for maybe 10 mins, neither of us came.

She did provide oral sex on me for an estimated 40 minutes?

She was using multiple names on her ads, and for her room name.

Most of the time spent was talking, with fooling around.

I did have irritated skin on my penis due to riding dirt bikes (no blood and was three quarters the way up to the tip)


Hi, on the 17th of October on a Thursday at around 9pm I slept with a trans woman sex worker, exactly 3 days later I had a bad fever with night sweats that lasted for 3 days after the fever had stopped my lymph nodes in my neck (and nowhere else) became swollen under my jaw on both sides. I didn’t have a runny or blocked nose or a cough at all.

It was at this time that I had a visit to my GP who I explained the situation to and she gave me antibiotics, the antibiotics actually relieved the score throat completely  within 12 or less hours.. During the fever I had severe fatigue and didn’t get out of bed, and didn’t really eat. The fatigue lasted 5 days, during and after the fever. There was no rash.

About 14-ish days later I was at work (labour job) where I was already feeling very anxious and depressed about the situation. Looking up symptoms every day and night, I started chewing excessively nicotine gum as I’m trying to stop smoking I had stopped my cycle of antibiotics and shortly after for afew days straight mostly at the end of the day would develop a mild rootball eye headache in both eyes, also my mouth would be dry and sometimes slightly sore around the throat. After 3 days of the reoccurring mild headache I started coming good. After I stopped antibiotics I developed a dry mouth and a whiter tounge but no visible ulcers or pain other then the discomfort of cotton mouth.


On the 5th of November on a Tuesday I had half a bottle of D5 dexies which kicked me into 4 days of no sleep (not normally a drug taker, only ever smoked weed in my youth)

After I started coming down I was hit by a short fever with night sweat for one night followed by a sore throat but it was mild.. I started taking antibiotics again and it was gone again. I also had major fatigue during the next 3 days (coming down?) no apitite but still managed to eat something light once per day. No headaches or rashes. When I stopped antibiotics for the second time, the dry mouth and white-ish tongue issue came back (antibiotics?)


I couldn’t deal with the paranoia any longer so I went for a full screen STI test which tested for siphilis gonareer hepatitis and hiv “serology” at 22 days after potential exposure.. test was negative.

It’s now Monday the 18 of November and I’m still dealing with light sore throat (think it’s because of the nicotine gum (I’m always chewing while working) during the day I’m fine most of the time but when I wake up the next morning I sometimes have a discomfortable throat, dry and at night I sometimes get a croaky voice due to a lite irritation to my bronchial tubes - I think, throughout the day I’m coughing, might be from smoking - or from this virus?

All up it’s been 4 weeks and 4 days since exposure, I think I’m in trouble - never been this bombarded by symptoms ever.

Thanks in advance, you people do great work and it’s appreciated massively so thank you.





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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2019, 09:20:39 am »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear you were feeling unwell however it has nothing to do with HIV, certainly not a few days after the encounter.  If you still feel unwell then keep working with your local doctor to treat whatever is making you feel sick

I understand you had sex with a condom and ill presume unless you clarify otherwsie that you received and gave unprotected BJ.

HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom and getting a blowjob is not an HIV risk. If a condom fails during intercourse it's obvious.
Giving a blowjob is a near negligible concern that does not warrant stress or testing outside of standard yearly routine.

So my assessment is to move on with your life and test at least yearly out of standard routine for HIV & STI's as everyone should.

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages

Kind regards

Jim
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Re: I think I messed up
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 01:06:13 am »
Thanks Jim for the reply, I do have one more question to anyone who has had something similar.

Reoccurring tonsillitis, itís been 5 weeks now since my potential exposure and this is the second time Iíve developed tonsillitis.

Swollen tonsils.
Pus on tonsils.
Difficulty swallowing.
Pain when swallowing.
Swollen neck lymph nodes.
Slightly irritated stomach? When deep breathing.

No ulcers.
No rash.
No sinus irritation.
No runny nose.
No cough.
No headache.
No stool change.

I have been working out for and hour everyday, sometimes I double up sessions and have been working an 11 hour shift so I probably get about 5 hours sleep a night. I have also been stressed due to relationships issues with a girl Ive been romancing ( no sex ) because Iím worried about my situation.

Also I should mention I had a gen4 combo blood test at 22 days, which was negative for HIV syphilis, gonorea, hepatitis serology.

Jim did you have a reoccurring sore throat in the initial stages? Also I would be happy to discuss peopleís experiences in regards to early symptoms. It helps to talk it out and compare notes.

Thanks in advance.

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« Reply #3 on: November 24, 2019, 02:27:23 am »
Hiya,

You have reoccurring tonsilitis and should discuss this with your doctor. It's not related to HIV from this incident.

The vast majority of people have no initial symptoms or none noticeable and since the lack or presence of symptoms means nothing in terms of HIV status, outside the comments I've already given you symptoms is not something we going to discuss.   

Now regarding your HIV status unless you have had other exposures or ongoing exposures put this HIV thought out of your mind and move on with your life and test at least yearly out of standard routine for HIV & STI's as everyone should.
« Last Edit: November 24, 2019, 02:31:51 am by Jim Allen »
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2019, 12:38:05 pm »
UPDATE

Hi all, just letting you know that its been  a bumpy ride for the past 6 weeks, I virtually had almost all the symptoms of HIV from the acute to even seroconversion. I was stressed out and lost alot of weight over the issue... (5kg)

Dont listen to google.

Everyones infected according to the internet, found this out the hard way. Even my friends and family have been worried about me since my behavour had changed. It also was effecting my work.

The truth is the mind can play harmful tricks on the body, and I had experienced alot of it over this period. Inbetween getting fevers (bad fevers), pharyngitis, swollen lymph nodes, swollen tonsils, headaches, skin conditions - swollen spleen. Most lasted weeks and then would resurface because I didnt respect antibiotics - it would come back harder and stronger further spiraling me into belief I was infected.

I would research everyday, every night.

I took one test at 22 days HIV serology Gen 4 antigen/antibody which was Negative (30% accuracy) although it was too soon.

I then tested at 6 weeks, same test everything is normal Negative (95% accuracy) and finished my course of antibiotics which had removed all long lasting symptoms (pharyngitis, swollen tonsils, lymph nodes and esophagus irritation and oral thrush). I will be testing again at 3 months, but its more just a final nail - for we need to not only protect ourselves but those we're intimate with.


My lesson is learned, and I now understand why this forum frowns on symptoms and self-diagnosis.

Everyone is infected on the internet.

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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2019, 12:59:06 pm »
Hiya,

I am glad you are doing better and have realized a few things along the way.

Going back to your risk, you have a 6-week negative result over an event that did not warrant testing in the first place. Relax and move on with your life  ;)

Best, Jim
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« Reply #6 on: May 17, 2021, 09:19:54 am »
Hiya,

Please don't post in sections of the forum, they are designed for people living with HIV. You should only be posting here in this one thread. Please take a moment to read the below links:

https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=220.0
https://forums.poz.com/index.php?topic=45006.0

Regarding your deleted post, the answer is no. Testing for STI's like most illnesses is specific. So having labs run for one infection does not mean it includes screening for all others, if you are due or need STI testing make sure to talk to your doctor and clinic about specifically getting an STI & HIV screening done.

The CMV mentioned is very common. Depending on where you live, up to 85% of the adult population can have CMV. 

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me and my gf have been together for a year

I'll say the same thing I always do, use condoms and test at least yearly. If you do engage in condomless sex with your partner, then you are obviously at risk. Often within relationships, condomless sex is based on trust or past test results. However, this does not prevent HIV, and any condomless intercourse is accepting the greater risk of acquiring HIV.

So if you do choose to engage in condomless intercourse, consider testing more frequently for HIV and far easier to acquire STI's. As a sexually active adult, it's would be recommended to test out of routine at least yearly for HIV & STI's.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your health care provider about taking PrEP in the future as an additional layer of HIV protection.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as 'safe' in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV.  Test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs.

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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