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Author Topic: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?  (Read 1733 times)

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Offline Scaredycat1

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Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« on: February 12, 2012, 02:10:02 PM »
Hi guys

6 weeks ago I was very drunk and shared a sex toy with a female friend. (I am female)
3 weeks after I got tested and was told it was unlikely I'd have contracted anything however I got Clamydia. (I know I haven't had it longer as I had a test in nov which was neg and I've had sexual partners since)
She was very rough with me and it hurt as i didnt want to do it and I bled afterwards. She has a lot of sexual partners and presumingly unprotected.

I was told it was unlikely I would get clamydia but I got it so being told I'm unlikely to have HIV isn't going to re-assure me however having scared myself so much and seeing the pages that say "if u bleed you are at risk" and "if you have another STI, you are at increased risk" I am now very sccared and not sure when I can get blood test to test.

Please help?!

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Re: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2012, 02:12:47 PM »
Should read "I've NOT had sexual partners since)

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2012, 02:14:38 PM »
You never had a risk of contracting HIV from using sexual toys.

Offline Scaredycat1

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Re: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« Reply #3 on: February 12, 2012, 02:45:47 PM »
Thanks for the fast reply.
They said that about the Clamydia but I got it. How can you say with such certainty?

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Re: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2012, 02:51:45 PM »
Chlamydia and other stds are much easier to acquire than HIV. Chlamydia in particular is robust and easily transferred. HIV is far more delicate and impossible to transmit outside the body.
"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: Caught clamydia after being told unlikely, how about HIV?
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2012, 04:12:48 PM »
As JK has told you, HIV is a fragile virus and difficult to transmit. The only confirmed risks for the sexual transmission of HIV are unprotected vaginal and anal intercourse. That's it. As long as condoms are used consistently for those activities you will be well protected sexually against HIV.

Whatever else may have occured during your recent incident, it wasn't HIV.
Andy Velez


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