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Author Topic: Depressed and sad after possible exposure.  (Read 2154 times)

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Offline depressed321

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Depressed and sad after possible exposure.
« on: June 21, 2007, 05:18:36 AM »
Can I know the estimated risk of exposure via giving fellatio (i.e. giving blowjob) with the following condition:
1.   45 minutes prior to exposure, I brushed and flossed my teeth and used mouthwash. So there was gum bleeding.
2.    1 hour after the exposure, I stayed in air-conditioned room. My lip cracked and there was bleeding. I am very scared.
3.   My partner does not ejaculate but I can taste his pre-ejaculatory liquid.
4.   I have one teeth removed so my gum (red patch) is exposed.

3 weeks after exposure, I felt weak, muscle ache/joint pain, sore throat, and swollen lymph but I didnít have fever. Am I experiencing acute HIV Primary Infection (ARS)?
I am tested negative 1 week after exposure via ELISA. I know that the antibody has not been developed but I am going to take the HIV test this Saturday (4 weeks after exposure).
I am very scared now, depressed.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Depressed and sad after possible exposure.
« Reply #1 on: June 21, 2007, 05:33:22 AM »
Same post that you posted on MedHelp. The risk is zero.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Depressed and sad after possible exposure.
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2007, 07:55:27 AM »
From time to time there is a reported transmission case via giving oral. They are never well documented and there are always other factors involved which make the source of infection questionable.

By contrast there have been longterm studies of both gay and straight sero-discordant couples who had lots of protected intercourse and unprotected oral. The results were that not a single sero-negative partner became infected.

You're worrying needlessly.

Also, neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. If there ever iis any serious doubt the only way to know for sure is to get tested at 13 weeks after the most recent risky incident. You'll just have to decide if you need to test for your peace of mind. I don't see any need for testing this time, but you decide for yourself.

Andy Velez


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