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Offline Msvp

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« on: September 04, 2012, 12:48:20 PM »
  I know you have heard this question before and deep inside I know the answer, but I'm still in fear or maybe guilt.  About 2 months ago, I "cheated" on my bf, by kissing a co worker.. We saw each other 3 times  and we deep kissed and he also fingered me a couple of times. that's all it happened.. I wasn't worried at first but around 5 weeks since the 1st encounter I started to feel weird, tired, I woke up with a very itchy/sore throat, at 1st I didnt think any of it, but later on I started to think and made myself miserable by the thought of getting HIV from my cheating experience. A few days later I went to get tested with the rapid test and it came back negative. I also asked him to get tested bc I was worrying way too much that I could barely sleep.   His came back negative also, he's known for being a "ladies" man, and I can't help but wonder, what If he was sleeping with somebody else.. And he got something recently. I know that it's over thought, but it worries me.
Im currently experiencing weird things in my body, not the common sympomts describe as a early infected.. But I do feel very exhausted, intense headaches, body aches and also a weird pain like bubbles popping inside my body.. I know this could be anything. 
I'm going to go get tested soon again bc that would be 2 full months..
I guess my question is, if I brushed my teeth b4 I kissed him and I bled a little.. Is that count as a bleeding mouth, also a lil traces of blood can carry HIV?
Also, can guilt and anxiety make me feel physically ill? 
I can't wait to go get tested and get over it.
In the mean time im
Feeling miserable.  Help and I hope you answer me! 
I had issues in the past with this same problem.

I got tested on july 16th the first time. 23 days after my "possible" exposure.
It came back negative. I know it was too soon so I went back on aug 26th, 67 days after, also came out negative. Would the test should be conclusive??  
Should I test Again?

Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Scared.
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2012, 01:25:48 PM »
HIV is absolutely not spread by kissing or fingering. Nothing you did put you at risk for anything except, perhaps, guilt.

You do not need to test again. You didn't need to test in the first place.

This is NOT a "possible exposure." This is NO RISK.

I'm HIV positive and I kiss my HIV negative partner all the time. Serodiscordant couples are, if not commonplace, certainly not UNcommon. And wearing a condom for penetrative sex is all the protection against HIV we need.

"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."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

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