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Offline h-town-guy

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Risk assessment?
« on: December 02, 2013, 07:45:08 AM »
Hello all,

I've read a lot of these threads, and they're very informative. I'm just hoping for reassurance that there's a chance my symptoms might just be the flu.

A little over a week ago, I had unprotected sex with another man. He said he was hiv-, but it was a random hook-up and I don't know him at all. I was the "top", and ejaculated into him. I've never had unprotected anal sex before, and haven't since.

About four days after, I started having diarrhea after most meals and my appetite is way down. About two days ago I started running a fever on and off. Last night it was 101.7. There's been some fatigue/headaches, but not severe. My glans are slightly swollen. No night sweats (except when my fever has broken), no sore throat, and no rash/ulcers anywhere.

I'm hoping that I just got a severe cold or flu, and it's coincidentally right after the unprotected sex.

Any thoughts on my risk level?

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Re: Risk assessment?
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2013, 08:03:05 AM »
Although the risk is significantly lower for insertive partner, unprotected anal sex is definitely a risk. You can have all the anal sex you want but you need to do it the safer way which means always using condoms without exception.

There is nothing HIV specific about any of your symptoms. You can test initially at 6 weeks. If you test negative then it is likely you will continue to test negative at 3 months. A negative result at 3 months is conclusive.

If your symptoms continue you should see your doctor. As I said, there is nothing HIV specific about any of them.
Andy Velez

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Re: Risk assessment?
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2013, 08:05:32 AM »
Thank you, I'll plan on getting tested at six weeks. And I will never have unprotected anal sex again.


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