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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Possible HIV symptom
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 01:30:05 pm »
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This is all I can think about everyday all day. Iíve been on google self diagnosing myself

Stop googling, it will just feed your fears. Googled a while back about a headache, and it said I had a brain tumour, thankfully it was just a hangover.  ;)

Just get tested at the appropriate time, see your healthcare provider and treat the other issues, hope you feel better soon, and in the meantime, focus on living your life as normal.

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Possible HIV symptom
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 01:22:34 pm »
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had unprotected oral

"Oral" well, kissing and rimming isn't HIV risk, and neither would be receiving a blowjob.

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

As for giving a blowjob, the mouth generally lacks a route for HIV to infect, and saliva also neutralises HIV by damaging the receptors needed to infect human cells. It's such a minute HIV risk that it doesn't warrant HIV concern or testing outside the standard yearly screening.

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anal sex (top) with another man

Yeah, condomless intercourse would be an HIV risk, to know your HIV status, test six weeks post this potential exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibody test. The result at this time will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed.

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And as of 3/14/23 I noticed Iíve been feeling lightheaded and a shaky feeling throughout my whole body and itís been going on everyday all day since then. Is this a possible sign of early HIV?

No, not from the encounter posted here, and it's not HIV-specific. See your healthcare provider and treat whatever is making you unwell.

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all of sudden I kinda been feeling like I slept on my neck wrong as well but I didnít. Is this a early sign of an swollen lymph nobe???

No, and even if your lymph node did swell they can and do swell for plenty of common issues. When you see your healthcare provider about the other issues don't forget to mention the sore neck.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

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

Kind regards

Jim

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Do I Have HIV? / Possible HIV symptom
« Last post by Hello2276 on March 19, 2023, 12:20:16 pm »
Hey I recently went cruising on about 3/7/23 and had unprotected oral and anal sex (top) with another man. And as of 3/14/23 I noticed Iíve been feeling lightheaded and a shaky feeling throughout my whole body and itís been going on everyday all day since then. I went and got tested for STI on 3/17/23 and hiv on 3/18/23 and I have never been this terrified before. Is this a possible sign of early HIV? This is all I can think about everyday all day. Iíve been on google self diagnosing myself and all of sudden I kinda been feeling like I slept on my neck wrong as well but I didnít. Is this a early sign of an swollen lymph nobe??? Please help
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Need help on HIV exposure
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 10:17:29 am »
Read it three times; not an HIV risk, and you can kiss people with braces

Move on with your life. Use condoms for any intercourse, and as you are sexually active, get an STI & HIV screening yearly out of standard routine.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Need help on HIV exposure
« Last post by jopi on March 19, 2023, 10:14:30 am »
I forgot to tell you that I have a sore tongue that time and a toothache on 1 of my back tooth? What would be the probability then since there is a broken skin? Is kissing still safe if I have braces? Im planning on having them back on. In case I have braces and it no longer has pain (its painful at first), is kissing still safe?

And with the fingering incident, what if theres a wetness on the finger because of the precum? Or if theres a precum on the finger? Will it then be a risk for the virus?  There are no other activities that have been done, just the two.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: Hiv infection?
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 10:09:29 am »
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Before in had sex I had shaven myself and had two wounds, of which 1 was an genital wart I cut open, a small one at the base of the penis, but not on the penis.
This was 30-45 minutes before the act.
It was not bleeding when we had sex and we also took a shower before, and during.

At one occasion between the breaks ( because I put a new condom on every time) I slightly held my penis against her vagina, but I changed my mind and put a condom on.
I did lick her vagina without protection also she went down on me without condom.

Receiving a blowjob lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV; thus, it makes sense that after 40+ years of this pandemic in terms of BJs, there hasn't been a single documented case of HIV transmission to an insertive partner (the person being "sucked"), and you will not be the worlds first.

The cunnilingus also isn't an HIV risk to you, for one the fluid a woman produces when sexually excited comes from the Bartholin's glands; this is a lubricating fluid and does not have any more HIV present than other bodily secretions such as saliva, sweat or tears.  Saliva, sweat and tears are not infectious fluids.

Finally, as for intercourse, I read your post three times, including the cut, it makes no difference and for the intercourse itself, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. Unless a condom obviously fails during intercourse, there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside the standard yearly HIV screening.

Of course, the sex worker was at risk of acquiring HPV from this incident.

I see no reason for testing out of routine for HIV or PEP and I am not going to pretend.

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they told me I was not at risk.

Correct.

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About 2-3 weeks after I started to have dark urine and it was smelly and I had red spots on my penis.
And after 7 weeks I started getting spots in my mouth, sometimes like small pimples with a white head, or sore spots on my tongue, but they went away after 2 days and reappear somewhere else.
Also on my lip, like a group of very small painless pimples and the skin went off.
Also a painless spot on my gums, that is still there.

See your healthcare provider and treat whatever is making you unwell. It's not related to HIV from the concerned incident posted here.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

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

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, which will take you here. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread, and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be removed.


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Do I Have HIV? / Hiv infection?
« Last post by Anonymousboy on March 19, 2023, 10:00:38 am »
Hello,

I have a question,
9 weeks ago I had protected sex with a sexworker.

Before in had sex I had shaven myself and had two wounds, of which 1 was an genital wart I cut open, a small one at the base of the penis, but not on the penis.
This was 30-45 minutes before the act.
It was not bleeding when we had sex and we also took a shower before, and during.



At one occasion between the breaks ( because I put a new condom on every time) I slightly held my penis against her vagina, but I changed my mind and put a condom on.
I did lick her vagina without protection also she went down on me without condom.


I was very afraid so I first made a call to a institution and they told me i was very little at risk.
So i went to the hospital and they told me the same.
But they did give me PEP so I would stop stressing.

I stoped taking the PEP after 2 weeks because I had side effects and they told me I was not at risk.

About 2-3 weeks after I started to have dark urine and it was smelly and I had red spots on my penis.
And after 7 weeks I started getting spots in my mouth, sometimes like small pimples with a white head, or sore spots on my tongue, but they went away after 2 days and reappear somewhere else.
Also on my lip, like a group of very small painless pimples and the skin went off.
Also a painless spot on my gums, that is still there.
 

After 8-9 weeks I did a test, a few days ago, I gave blood and urine.
They tested for all STDĒs and hiv, the results where back the next day and all where negative.

My question is:
Do I have a risk to hiv despite the negative test?
And is the hiv test reliable after 8 weeks (I donít know what test they used but in the report they tested for hiv on 2 different tests, it came back the next day)

Is it possible and likely that because of the two weeks PEP the test gave a false negative?

And what do you think i have with my symptomes?

Thank you very much.
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: ARS 3 days after potential exposure?
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 09:59:39 am »
You had intercourse with a sex worker, and the condom broke.

To know your HIV status, test six weeks post this potential exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibody test. The result at this time will rarely change, and retesting at three months generally isn't needed.

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I woke up Friday with a mild sore throat, headache, neck stiffness, and eyeball pain.  Then today, 5 days after potential exposure, I believe I have sores along my tongue where my teeth touch my tongue.

Nothing to do with HIV from the concerned encounter, so see your healthcare provider and hope you feel better soon.

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I took one dose, just one, and decided against it as I felt it would be silly to take these meds with intense side effects for a potential exposure that in my gut, in the moment, felt like it was fine.

It's just PEP for a short duration. People should not expect any issues aside from a bit of settling in. Also, if you do acquire HIV, you will be taking those PEP drugs as treatment for life, not just for 28 days.

Here's what you need to know to reduce your HIV risks:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse correctly and consistently, with no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as safe in terms of acquiring HIV still pose a risk for other easier-acquired STIs. So please do get tested at least yearly for STIs, including but not limited to HIV, and more frequently if condomless intercourse occurs.

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

Kind regards

Jim

Please Note.
As a member of the "Do I have HIV" Forum, you are required to only post in this one thread no matter how long between visits or the subject matter. You can find this thread by going to your profile and selecting show own post, which will take you here. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread, and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Any additional threads will be removed.

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Do I Have HIV? / Re: ARS 3 days after potential exposure?
« Last post by NotVictorFrankenstine on March 19, 2023, 09:49:49 am »
I went to a massage parlor in the U.S. Put a condom on and IMMEDIATELY upon insertion of popped.  Like literally popped/broke.  Complete failure.  At which point I immediately pulled back out and she also moved forward to eject me out.  I was only inside 1-3 seconds.  And 3 seconds being very conservative and generous.  She was also dry like no other, and probably the reason why condom failed.

She washed me up with a damp towel and soaps right after.  And I decided not to continue with intercourse.

Initially I wasnít concerned at all.  i know that HIV is a really hard virus to acquire.  But my OCD took over and I visited a ER.  First once basically told me to go away, and that my real concern should be other STDs and not HIV.  And the second ER was heading down the same path until I was a bit more adamant and they conceded in prescribing PEP.  I took one dose, just one, and decided against it as I felt it would be silly to take these meds with intense side effects for a potential exposure that in my gut, in the moment, felt like it was fine. 

NAT scheduled for 13 days after exposure. 
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Do I Have HIV? / Re: ARS 3 days after potential exposure?
« Last post by Jim Allen on March 19, 2023, 08:44:04 am »
What was the potential exposure? Sharing syringes, condomless intercourse?
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