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Author Topic: Worried Sick  (Read 1945 times)

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Offline mr-stevens

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Worried Sick
« on: December 23, 2009, 04:25:40 PM »
I'm a 29 year old male. The only unprotected sexual contact I've had is unprotected cunnilingus with a women I was seeing for a while. I know that it's low-risk, and she had only a few sex partners, but a few weeks after we began messing around I developed a sore throat that lasted a week and then developed fever, night sweats, headache, and this all eventually turned into walking/mycoplasma pneumonia, which lasted about 5 or 6 weeks. I should note I tend to bite my cheeks a lot and the chances of me having a cut inside my mouth when I went down on her is pretty high. While I had pneumonia I also had jock itch, which I've never had. I went away within a few weeks. To avoid a long description, I've never been sicker before that. I went for an std test and requested an hiv screening, but the nurses and doctor assured me I just got really sick and that another nurse had something similar that month. This was all 2 years ago and I wrote it off, trusting the doctors and websites that told me I had a bad case of walking pneumonia.
Recently I started having unprotected sex with my fiance. Just 1 or 2 days after our first unprotected encounter she got a cold sore, which she has only had once before in her life. A few weeks later she had a very minor yeast infection, complained about being tired (though she tends to be tired a lot), and had swollen glands for 3 or 4 days, only in her throat. About a week before the swollen glands she complained at night about having itchy skin" for 2 days.
My rationale tells me I wasn't at risk, but I can't help but worrying that I contracted hiv from the unprotected cunnilingus when I had years ago, especially if there was a cut in my mouth, and I just gave it to my fiance. I do have a bit of an ocd problem, but these thoughts keep haunting me, especially when I think back to just how sick I was when I came down with pneumonia. I was VERY sick, and some of symptoms tended to be more severe than most cases of walking pneumonia, and my jock itch and her generalized itchy skin is what's really getting to me. Do these not sound like classic symptoms of seroconversion, or have I been on the internet too long? I should note that researching these symptoms has become an obsession for me and I've induced myself into a couple panic attacks as of late. But I swear I'm being irrational. Or am I?
As a side question, what are the chances of an hiv positive person ejaculating in someone's eye?

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Re: Worried Sick
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2009, 06:14:52 PM »
And after all of that detail I will tell you without a doubt, it ain't HIV.

I've never known of a case of transmission in the manner you are concerned about and you won't make history by  becoming the first. Your own saliva makes for a very effective barrier against the transmission of HIV.

As for your symptoms, if they persist you need to discuss them with your doctor. There is no need for HIV testing over this incident specifically.

However, we always advise any couple who have committed to being securely monogamous to first get HIV tested together to confirm their status. I suggest doing that not because I think either of you are HIV positive, but because it's the prudent thing to do.
« Last Edit: December 23, 2009, 06:16:59 PM by Andy Velez »
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