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Offline iadam09

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« on: June 05, 2011, 03:10:17 PM »
I gave one of my friends oral sex about a month ago. He says he is HIV- but he had been seek prior. Not sure if it was a "flu" or a "cold" episode. I am pretty sure his pre-cum was in my mouth. However, he did not ejaculate. It is now week 5, I have a swollen lymph node on my right neck and a bit of a dry cough (even tho I get dry coughs sometimes).

My concern is that the CDC does say there have been a "few cases" and that it is a low risk. However, other studies say that there have been no documented cases, or studies that show no infection from oral between couples.

Is it sure to say I am HIV- from this instance? We did NOT have any sort of penetration or sharing of drugs/needles, I only gave him oral. Just on another forum someone said they had gotten HIV from oral back in '95. And the CDC's warning is pretty scary as well.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Scared
« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2011, 03:21:29 PM »
At no time did you have a risk of contracting HIV from oral sex.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Scared
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2011, 08:35:36 AM »
Your saliva acts as a very effective natural barrier against the transmission of viable HIV if it is present.
There is nothing HIV specific about your symptoms. But you need to know that neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms will ever tell you anything accurately about your HIV status. If you have had a genuine risk, (and sexually only unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse are confirmed risks sexually), then you must test at 3 months for a conclusive negative result.

As for your symptoms, if they persist you should discuss them with your doctor. Leave your lymph nodes alone. Squeezing and otherwise bothering them can create a real problem as they are sensitive to the touch.

This is not an HIV situation and I don't see any need for testing over this iincident.
Andy Velez


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