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Offline tim02

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help needed!
« on: October 24, 2010, 08:46:50 AM »
Hi, I just wanna ask you for your help as HIV-experts. I have had sex with a hiv + girl. First she kissed me on the unprotected glans/head of my penis and I ‘m uncircumsized. Then we had vaginal sex with condom. The problem is that she had cracked lips and noticed a bit later that small amounts of blood were on a tissue she used to clean her mouth. So it could have been, that by kissind my penishead, small amounts of blood were passed to me.

One week later, I got two red spots on the soft palate. Scaring. This was followed by a mild rash on the face the day after. It burned when it came. And two days later some little red points on the side of my trunk, they itched a bit. Everything disaappeared within 2 days.
2 weeks after the encounter some  bigger red spots on my arms. They disappeared too.
3 weeks after the encounter I had a red spot on my penis head, that disappeared quickly. And was followed by the same burning face rash I had 2 weeks ago.

I went to see my doc, but she wasn’t a great help. She says that she doesn’t work with this disease. But if having ARS fever would probably be present in most cases. So I want to ask your help :

1.   Was I at risk ? Do I need testing after this ?
2.   Do my smptoms sound typical for ARS ? I read that it comes together and disappears together. But over which period ?

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Re: help needed!
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2010, 08:53:25 AM »

Nothing you did or had done to you was a risk for hiv infection. Although you do not need to get tested over this specific incident, any sexually active adult should be tested at least once a year.

Nothing you report sounds anything like ARS. (not surprising as you didn't have a risk) The rash that sometimes accompanies hiv seroconversion is not raised, does not itch or burn and does not disappear and return. If you didn't see the rash associated with hiv, you would never know it was there.

Here's what you need to know in order to remain hiv negative:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Offline tim02

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Re: help needed!
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010, 06:02:43 PM »
Ok, thanks Ann. So minuscule amounts of blood that come perhaps from the lips on the penis are no risk I understood. So I don't need testing over this?
Only those red blood spots on the soft palate frighten me, because normally the doc told me they are caused by a virus ???

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Re: help needed!
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2010, 09:03:35 PM »
No, you were not at risk and those drops of blood on your penis are nothing you need to be concerned aobut.

If you are still concerned about "red blood spots" on the soft palate you ought to discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV. Period.
Andy Velez


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