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Offline worriedincanada

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VERY worried and testing questions
« on: November 03, 2008, 09:30:29 AM »


I know you can’t say anything about symptoms but here is my situation.
I have a question about risk. I am a bi sexual male and had a random encounter with a guy back on aug 29th  I  gave him oral for a period of time and the we had protected anal sex, then I gave him more oral he did not finish in my mouth. 4 days after I got a fever 103 lasted 1 day the mild fever lasted another day or so and a runny nose, sneezing, aches, cough. There was a co worker that was sick however, the doc thinks it was the flu.  Now I should say I am very nervous as I do have some gingivitis and bleeding gums at times, does this increase my risk? What is/was my risk? I am very worried and I find when I worry symptoms then “appear”. Now fast forward and the last 2 weeks I have had a sore throat and stuffy sometimes runny nose with no other symptoms no rash fever or anything like that (reduced appetite though always when I stress about this it seems though), is this anything or am I being irrational. As I write this the sore throat seems to be clearing up. But now my arms yesterday and legs are tingling sometimes, (I think from poking around).

Please let me know I am so worried

Offline RapidRod

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Re: VERY worried and testing questions
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2008, 09:35:40 AM »
You didn't have a risk of contracting HIV.

Offline worriedincanada

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Re: VERY worried and testing questions
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2008, 09:56:47 AM »
I hate to be a pest, but even with the gum issues?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: VERY worried and testing questions
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2008, 09:59:09 AM »
Not even with the gum issues. Take the time to read the lessons on Transmission. You can find the link in the "Welcome" thread.

Offline worriedincanada

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Re: VERY worried and testing questions
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2008, 11:03:49 AM »
thank you very much, now I will go on and stop worrying myself sick

Have a great day

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: VERY worried and testing questions
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2008, 11:32:53 AM »
Whatever you might have caught from a worker or anyone else, it is not HIV. Given what you described of the sexual incident, you need to remember that your saliva has over a dozen elements which are very, very effective at inhibiting transmission of viable HIV. And that's even assuming the person you were with is HIV+.

You are worrying needlessly. I don't see any need for testing.

Andy Velez


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