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Offline somen21

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Stupid mistakes.
« on: April 18, 2021, 06:07:50 am »
This is Somen from Bangladesh.I had some exposures in my life. #1 october 29,2014 I had protected vaginal sex with a female csw.I also french kissed her.Later found the girl HIV +.After 5 weeks I experienced severe flue type illness.Swollen lymph nodes under jaw and neck,loose stool,hedeach,severe muscle and joint pain,rash on both arm. I had tested after 3 months with 3rd generation rapid test,after 5 months with 3rd generation elisa, after 6.5 months with 3rd generation rapid test.All are negative. 2# July 16 2017 I had protected oral and protected vaginal sex (max 15 seconds)with a female csw.Don't know why? Vaginal part only lasted 10-15 seconds.The girl seemed a consistent condom user.No real symptom between 1-4 weeks. Episode 3 # October 17 2017 I had protected vaginal sex with a csw.Condom was intact.She offered me to have sex without a condom for extra charge but I didn't agree .But she assured me she gets tested every month. Now you are thinking whats the real problem.Actually I'm experiencing the symptom of overt aids.Loosing weight,facial wasting,fatigue, dizziness ,swollen lymph nodes,loose stool,clubbing nail are making my life hell.I have been loosing weight before my 2nd exposure.Now I'm experiencing severe cognitive issues like foggy brain and poor memory.I'm from a developing country where HIV stigma is very deep.I feel like a jombi.Any help will be really appreciated.

*Most of the symptoms persisted for 7 years like swollen lymph nodes & clubbing nail.
* I haven't been tested for 2nd and 3rd exposure.

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Re: Stupid mistakes.
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2021, 07:02:53 am »
Hiya.

Read your post, so receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever, and as for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. There is no reason to stress or test outside of the standard yearly routine as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Nothing else mentioned is HIV specific and I see no reason to stress about HIV unless you have had other sexual encounters not mentioned here. See your doctor and treat whatever is making you feel unwell.

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 going forward 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 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline somen21

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Re: Stupid mistakes.
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2021, 12:51:26 pm »
Jim,What's your recommendation now given my exposure and symptoms? Should I get tested ? If I opt to get tested is there any chance for me ?I'm in a desperate situation.

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Re: Stupid mistakes.
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2021, 12:54:49 pm »
I've already answered this.

What you posted about the three encounters does not warrent any HIV concern. I don't know what other sexual activities or encounters you have had.

See you doctor and treat whatever is making you sick and as you are sexual active test out of standard routine at least yearly for STI's/HIV.
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