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HIV paranoia
« on: April 21, 2022, 03:57:04 pm »
Hey to you all.

I had protected sex with a woman (ONS with a foreigner girl) with unprotected oral.

After some days I had a fungal infection in the groin area but before I went to the dermatologist, after getting ‘assistant’ from Google i ‘diagnosed’ my self with herpes, syphilis, chlamydia etc.

After the correct diagnosis from the dermatologist, it stacked in my mind that I was in danger from HIV after the unprotected oral I was given.

You wont believe what an expert I became in HIV diagnosis in the days forwards.

I was waking and sleeping and in my mind I was infected with HIV. That ate me alive, believe me.

So, in the day 23 to 24, I went and had a HIV rapid test which was negative. The people there told me that after 3 weeks, with the test I had I didn’t have to worry anymore.

But guess what. For the next 3-4 hours I was relaxed, but then the HIV terror kicked in again.

As I read in countless websites, it’s a good sign that I was tested negative after nearly 24 days with HIV rapid test, but the window was still open.

So at the day 27 to 28 from the exposure, I went and had a 4th generation laboratory test with blood from vein.

That came in also negative. And as I read, at 4 weeks a 4th generation test is almost conclusive.

But, you guessed it… The fear kicked again. So today, at at the 34th day, i had another 4th generation test that also game back negative.

What I want to ask you is this. Should I continue my HIV terror and put my self in this ‘dangerous’ area and then go an test again?

Or should I say this is enough, those test I made are conclusive, don’t think again for a new test and live a happily non HIV life?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2022, 04:02:47 pm »
Hiya,

Receiving a blowjob isn't an HIV risk to you, none whatsoever and HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom and unless a condom obviously fails during the act of intercourse there is no reason to be stressing or testing for HIV outside of the standard yearly routine.

That she was foreign doesn't change that, you had no reason to run out and test over this encounter, so move on with your life.

If you ever do have a real exposure test at 6 weeks post-exposure with a blood-draw (lab) HIV antibodies test or if you are using rapid tests the rule of thumb is 3 months.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
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, and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2022, 04:03:46 pm »
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Should I continue my HIV terror and put my self in this ‘dangerous’ area and then go an test again?

Not even sure what a "dangerous" area means, but I do know there was zero need for any terror to start with, it's a lot of drama over nothing.

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You wont believe what an expert I became in HIV diagnosis in the days forwards.

You seem to be about as poorly of an expert in HIV as you are in herpes and syphilis that tuned out to be common fungal overgrowth.  ;)

Stop googling this stuff. It will only unnecessary feed your fears and do you no good, you can't diagnose anything yourself, next time you have an issue just see your doctor.



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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2022, 04:11:09 pm »
Thanks for the reply!

As for the 'dangerous' area, i mean having to worry so much for nothing(?).

As for the foreign girl, i said it in the way that i cannot contact her to express my "fears" about the encounter and talk about it with her.

Anyway, i did the two 4th gen tests just for peace of mind. Should i consider them conclusive?

Thanks again!

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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2022, 04:21:00 pm »
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Anyway, i did the two 4th gen tests just for peace of mind. Should i consider them conclusive?

The conclusion is, you had no risk to test for, it was a waste of time over this encounter, move on with your life.

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As for the foreign girl, i said it in the way that i cannot contact her to express my "fears" about the encounter and talk about it with her.

What good would that do?

It doesn't change that you had no HIV risk from this encounter.

Let's pretend you had had condomless sex for a moment, you're an adult, she doesn't owe you anything and even you had spoken to her nothing she says can be trusted and any possible past test results she might have are meaningless to you due to the window period.

In short, talking to someone about HIV after or before sex is rather pointless if you ask me.

Instead, always reduce your risks by using condoms, consider PrEP and test out of routine yearly.





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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2022, 04:25:23 pm »
Thanks again, i really appreciate it!

Can i ask something else?

Is it also no risk for the insertive partner if he gives oral to a lady?

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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2022, 04:31:57 pm »
Cunnilingus isn't an HIV concern.

In short, relax and move on with your life. Stop googling health issues and instead see your healthcare provider when you feel sick or have medical problems, use condoms for any intercourse, consider PrEP and test out of standard routine yearly for HIV and easier to acquire STIs.
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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2022, 04:47:53 pm »
Thank you very much!!

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Re: HIV paranoia
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2022, 04:49:01 pm »
You're welcome.
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