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Need an answer please
« on: December 18, 2021, 04:39:27 pm »
  I have no one else to talk to .  Over a year ago I received unprotected oral.  I immediately thought the worse, did I contract a serious infection like HIV or Hep C or another STD from this encounter?  Over the course of the the last year I just cant seem to move on from this gripping fear that I did in fact get something, consumed by the fear of HIV.
Over the last year the symptoms have been endless.  Headaches, Joint pain (especially my knee.) , Head pressure (ears constantly needing to pop), Lower neck tightness, constant ingrown head hairs that really hurt, oily forehead, tingling or numb fingers and feet (mainly discomfort in my feet when wearing any shoe.)
I have had 3 blood test (6 at home test's) for STD'S and HIV done (the last one being over a year since this experience) and all were negative.   
I have had multiple CBC'S done and everything seems to be in range besides what is considered a low overall WBC (3.9 currently (taken just days ago) but that's a drop from 7.1 a year ago.) 
I just don't know who to go see or what to do to figure out if something is truly wrong with me or if its all in my head.  Please

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« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2021, 04:49:40 pm »
Also I was wondering for general knowledge.  If someone does get infected with HIV unknowingly and then get's in a serious relationship and continues to have unprotected sex with that person over the course of a year will you ever test positive due to the fact of this repeated exposure?

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« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2021, 06:05:49 pm »
Read your post three times.

Receiving oral sex lacks the conditions required for acquiring HIV, thus it makes sense that after nearly 40 years of this pandemic, 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.

Also I was wondering for general knowledge.  If someone does get infected with HIV unknowingly and then get's in a serious relationship and continues to have unprotected sex with that person over the course of a year will you ever test positive due to the fact of this repeated exposure?

No matter how much sex someone has, once someone is living with HIV they will continue to test reactive on an HIV test.

Now I am not sure if you are in a relationship, but I'll mention the same thing I do whenever someone does mention being in a sexual relationship. If you engage in condomless intercourse with your partner you are obviously at risk of acquiring HIV, if this is the situation, test more frequently for HIV & STI's.

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 described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for 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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