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Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« on: September 02, 2022, 06:23:48 am »
Hi
Exactly a month ago I had a protected sex and some deep kissing with Csw women in vietnam (Ho chi minh city). I was not aware about her HIV status. We had sex for around 10-15 mins, I didnít notice any slippage or damage in the condom. She also gave me protected blowjob. After I returned back, the next day Iíve experienced high fever and sore throat. After 3 weeks Iíve started feeling all my muscle and joint of body are paining including abdominal, pelvis, neck and back ache pain as well. Since yesterday Iíve started having sore throat again. I am very concerned about my situation. Please let me know what to do. This anxiety made me fully depressed. Cannot focus on my daily life. I donít want to repeat such mistakes again. Please help & guide me.

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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2022, 06:28:04 am »
Hiya,

The issues the next day have nothing to do with HIV from this encounter and receiving a blowjob isn't an HIV risk to you.

As for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. Unless this obvious issue happens, there is no reason to be stressing about HIV from intercourse or the need for testing outside of the yearly routine.

Move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse, out of routine test yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STIs.

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

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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2022, 06:33:55 am »
Hello sir
What about the symptoms which is showing after 3 weeks. Regarding my muscle & joint pain including pelvis, abdominal, Back ache and since yesterday i was having sore throat but no fever as well. I read these are the common symptoms if thereís an exposure of HIV. I am sure I had protected sex and protected oral job but still I am concerned pls assist and guide me.

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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2022, 06:38:08 am »
What about them? They are not HIV specific or related to HIV from the encounter posted here

See your local healthcare provider and treat whatever is making you feel unwell instead of stressing about HIV from a no HIV risk encounter.

I'll say it again; Move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse, out of routine test yearly for HIV and far easier to acquire STIs.

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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2022, 06:43:46 am »
Thanks sir for your response. It eases a lot of stress. Really appreciated.

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« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2022, 11:49:17 am »
You're welcome
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2022, 06:17:52 pm »
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2022, 12:52:31 am »
First of all thanks to you guys who are continuously helping others on this forum. Hope your health is well. I am 28 year old and really worried.
I have been depressed and stressed from last 2 and half months. This stress and anxiety typically affected my personal and mental health. Lot of issues due to stress affected my whole body. Let me start :
Incident happened in the last week of July 2022.
I had involved in protected sex with csw. I was fully drunk. Street pimp found me a hooker. We went to my room. First I had Nipple sucking, deep kissing and then she put the condom on my penis and started giving me blow job. After that with the same condom we had protected vaginal sex for 10-15 mins and I ejaculated inside the condom. After I took my penis out and found all my ejaculation in the condom and found some fluid of her vagina attached to the outer condom. I removed the condom and thrown it. But I didnít checked it thoroughly if thereís any small hole due to oral job on the same condom. What do you think will there be any breakage or small holes which cannot be seen.
After returning back the next day I had symptoms like fever and sore throat. Following this incident after 3 weeks time I had started feeling muscle pain, stomach pain and pain near my penis. My urine frequency had increased. After a month I have visited to urologist with the symptoms of urine infection. So I went to do check up with urologist and he performed some urine tests and found minor infection and he put me on 15 days antibiotics. But I donít know what cause me such exposure as I had protected intercourse with that csw. Iíve started my treatment of antibiotics without testing for Stiís. Might be the drawback for me at that time as I was not having that much of knowledge about STI testing and uti exposure from such. As Iíve checked on google in young adults mainly cause of uti is sexually transmitted disease chlymadia and gonnorhae. As I thought urine infection can be due to any bacteria or infection. After detecting urine infection I had taken  I had taken self rapid point of care blood test from finger prick for hiv 1/2 3.0 generation which shows negative. Iíve performed this test 3 times to confirm and all were negatives. At 46th day past weekend this exposure with csw Iíve taken another hiv 4th generation assay duo test for p24 + antibodies it was non reactive. Then after finishing my course of antibiotics Iíve found that symptoms of minor urine infection is still there is I consulted another urologist  and he told me that itís Because of STI you got urine infection by checking my old report which shows some bacterial infection but not mentioned anything like STI. Then he performed all STIís related to urine and results were all negative. Might be till that infection got cured due to my previous course of antibiotics. After finishing my course of antibiotics i have again got the uti symptoms retested again for Sti and all negative.  But still he put me on doxycycline and azithromycin for 10 days for Sti treatment if thereís any cause. But as I have seen on your forums that STIís is easy to catch than hiv. Post this exposure I am having lot of stress. Each and everyday I am thinking what if I have caught this virus. Till today my anxiety is still there. From past few days I am facing throat problem, some gas problems in my stomach pain (gerd) might be due to urine infection antibiotics as I have seen the side of that medicine on google & also from last 2 days some weird headaches and migraine problem. I have started getting sudden stomach cramps also. I get sweat lot of times in nights while sleeping and also sometime during day time. I donít know if this is Because of anxiety or so any symptoms. But I cannot at all focus. I donít Whatís the period of seroconversion, can it be after 60-70 days or so. I am planning to take another hiv test after 1-2 days post 9 & 1/2 weeks of exposure. What do you think am I doing right thing as I have read for confirmation test we have to take 90 days after exposure. But due to my stress I am planning to take one more hiv test including stds.  Due you think itís all of my fear and anxiety which is causing such things in me. Or am I just over researching the topics online on google. Each and every topics shows different article and information on google. What are the odds of me catching this virus. Is UTI is the symptom of HIV. Please assist me. I need your detailed advice and support. Please help. This is a kind of guilt which will never go.

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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #8 on: October 11, 2022, 01:12:46 am »
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This is a kind of guilt which will never go.

Guilt why?
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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2022, 01:17:38 am »
For having intercourse with csw and possible exposing myself to such viruses. As Iíve never done such thing before in my life. Pls give me a detailed assistance on my above query. Please Jim

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2022, 01:23:08 am »
Well, no amount of feeling guilty over sex will give you HIV.

I read your post three times; receiving a blowjob, kissing, and nipple sucking isn't an HIV risk to you.

As for intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse, it's obvious. Unless this obvious issue happens, there is no reason to be stressing about HIV from intercourse or the need for testing outside of the yearly routine.

Despite it not being needed, you tested for HIV over this encounter, and the result, of course, was non-reactive. Relax, move on with your life and as you are sexually active, remember to test yearly for HIV & STIs out of standard routine.

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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Re: Hiv exposure concern. Please help
« Reply #11 on: October 11, 2022, 02:46:45 am »
Hi Jim. As this is my last reply I can post for my account. Please give me some detail answer & Sorry for the late reply. Well as you said about not being tested over this encounter. What about the condom if it had some hole durin oral job. What about the symptoms I am facing from last 2-3 for headaches and stomach cramps. I never faced such symptoms before. Is 45th day duo test testing is accurate or whatís the actual window period. Like seroconversion period. My fear grow each and everyday. Anxiety has taken control all over my body. I am not keeping well from 2-3 months. Constant fear happening. Also what about the UTI Iíve mentioned. Is it related to HIV. Please help me Jim with your detailed explanation. I am not in a state to accept anything which is currently going with my health. I hope you understand. I donít know what to do.

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« Reply #12 on: October 11, 2022, 04:29:14 am »
I've answered this already.

The condom did not break, there was no HIV exposure and no need to test over this encounter, it was a waste to test over this, and you did, and the result, as expected, was non-reactive.

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After returning back the next day I had symptoms like fever and sore throat.

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What about the symptoms I am facing from last 2-3 for headaches and stomach cramps. I never faced such symptoms before.

Nothing to do with HIV from the encounter mentioned here. Your left testicle could fall off and right arm, nothing to do with HIV from this encounter, that much is certain.

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Also what about the UTI Iíve mentioned. Is it related to HIV.

No.

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Anxiety has taken control all over my body. I am not keeping well from 2-3 months. Constant fear happening.

Look, I am sorry to hear about the anxiety, and I know fear no matter how irrational can cause physical and emotional issues. However, you don't have HIV from the concerned encounter, the issues have nothing to do with HIV, and I am not going to pretend otherwise, as it would be a disservice to you.

Work with your healthcare provider to treat any issues, and if you keep having these fears, also consider talking to a qualified therapist to help you manage and cope with the anxiety.
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« Reply #13 on: October 11, 2022, 04:32:42 am »
Threads merged and banned. You were fully aware not to create a second account and I always find out sooner or later.

You don't have HIV, and I am limited in the support I can offer in this setting.

I am sorry that you feel unwell; seek professional mental health support, and I hope you feel better soon.
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