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Author Topic: Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment  (Read 1593 times)

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Offline Mountiansandlakes

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Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment
« on: June 05, 2019, 06:01:04 pm »
Hello all,
I would really appreciate your comments. And I think I already know most of the answers you will provide, but maybe I am wrong.
I just recently got the courage to test with oraquick over a insertive oral scenario I had 3 years back. She had very poor oral hygiene and there was visible blood covering me after. It was done in the dark so it was hard to know what was happening but thatís here nor there. My worry was from this encounter as sheís a heavy drinker and Smokes a lot of cigs with terrible gum problems.

I tested in my car on a flat surface as the test says after purchasing it. I noted the test says 80 degrees is the max but the temp inside my car was higher than that Iím sure. But only was exposed to that temp for the 20 or so mins for the results.
I received 1 line on the control showing the test works but was afraid I did not swab my gums correctly and I did not know if I had consumed anything 30 mins or less as I didnít know that was a requirements of the test. From what I can gather I may of had some water at 25 mins or close to the 30 min mark but nothing more than a sip.

As I stated the results were negative and I know you will probably say I never had an exposure to begin with, but with all the false negatives Iíve read about I just wanted your opinions and honest answers as I do not have the knowledge about these things as this group does. Should I retest again? My anxiety has never been as bad and I donít think itís warrented to be this anxious.

Thank you very much

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Re: Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2019, 06:12:15 pm »
Hiya,

Correct, you had no HIV risk from the event 3 years ago. I don't know what happened since then?

Anyhow as for testing, sounds like a lot of overthinking and, if you don't know for sure if you used it correctly how should i since I was not there. If you think it will give you peace of mind go to a clinic and get a full STI screening & HIV test done. You are overdue a full screening

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 safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for acquiring far easier to transmit 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.

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Kind regards

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Offline Mountiansandlakes

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Re: Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment
« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2019, 06:15:17 pm »
Thank you for the reply. This has been the only encounter to this day. Test was taken yesterday. I believe the test was done correctly, just wanted to get your opinion on the risk I had.

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Re: Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment
« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2019, 06:17:11 pm »
Forgot to mention that before the insertive incident I had a full STD screening with HIV by CMIA all negative except my HSV1 infection that Iíve had my entire life

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Re: Oraquick Concerns / Risk Assesment
« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2019, 06:20:55 pm »
You're welcome.

That's fine than, result was negative then and, negative now for HIV. No surprise if you didn't engage in any risks.

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