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Offline forgetmenot23

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HIV Concern
« on: December 03, 2011, 01:24:12 PM »
I recently met a man at a bar.  We hit it off and he and I became intimate together.  I am also male and topped him with a condom that I took off and checked after I was done.  I did  not see anything visibible that would otherwise spark concern (was I wrong?)
I then performed oral on him but he did not finish in my mouth.  I may have had a minor gum pain towards the back of my mouth and I felt some of his pre fluids.  He also performed oral on me and I finished in his mouth. I am uncut.

I wasn’t concerned until two weeks after the incident when I experienced:
-Swollen something in my neck (lymphnodes?)
-light night sweats and some fever
-a very painful sore throat – which lead to cough and green mucus and headaches
-light stomach pains like flu but no vomit
-a few red tiny spots in my chest and back

I wasn’t concerned at first but my sore throat and cough have lasted a while now.  I also went to my family doctor and she said I had a viral infection which then made me panic more.  I do get tested for HIV every 6 months and plan on doing so when I can, but is ARS something I should be concerned about?

I thought oral was a safe activity but now I am worried about that kind of mindset.

Anything you could share with me would be helpful as now I am in a bit of a panic.  Thank you.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV Concern
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 01:41:15 PM »
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HIV Concern
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2011, 08:44:56 AM »
You are worrying unnecessarily. Nothing you did put you at risk. Your own saliva contains over a dozen elements and proteins which very effectively prevent the transmission of viable HIV if it is present.

Your symptoms are not HIV specific and ARS does not go on in the lengthy manner you have been experiencing. If your symptoms persist you should discuss them with your dcotor. They have nothing to do with HIV infection.

This is not an HIV situation. Period.
Andy Velez


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