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Author Topic: just a quick check  (Read 872 times)

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Offline overthinkn

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just a quick check
« on: March 25, 2014, 12:02:25 AM »
everything tells me that my situation wouldnt result in hiv but a second opinion would help me out a lot due to my overactive mind.

i recently had an encounter with another man where i performed oral sex on him without ejaculation (he wasnt even able to get hard). the only other potentially risky behavior was that he fingered me and he had noticeably dry hands to the point where one scratched my arm a little. my concern there is that his fingers were cracked enough to cut my anus and put his blood from his cracked fingers into my bloodstream.

he claimed he was negative and recently tested, though i dont know how recent. the other thing he mentioned was that he used his last viagra two weeks prior, so there is the potential that he was infected from that and had a high viral load. so all this is assuming that was the case.

i do have minor anxiety problems and have exhibited some symptoms of seroconversion, which i understand is most likely brought on by the anxiety itself.

i'm a very rational person, but once i think up some possibility, i have a hard time shaking the thoughts.

now you understand why my username is "overthinking".
« Last Edit: March 25, 2014, 12:06:50 AM by overthinkn »

Offline Joe K

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Re: just a quick check
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2014, 12:12:05 AM »

Oral sex is not a risk for HIV infection, nor is being fingered, dry skin or not.

The risk factors for HIV are ...

Sharing IV drug needles immediately after use.
Unprotected anal and vaginal sex.
Mother to child during or shortly after birth.
Very specific healthcare situations.

Use condoms for vaginal and anal sex consistently and correctly and you will avoid HIV infection, it is that simple.

I will caution you about trying to guess the status of anyone, as some folks can be poz but do not know it.  You also have not exhibited any symptoms of seroconversion, because YOU DID NOT HAVE A RISK.  And before you post more "what if's", the answer will remain the same, YOU DID NOT HAVE A RISK.


Offline overthinkn

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Re: just a quick check
« Reply #2 on: March 25, 2014, 12:15:03 AM »
i appreciate your response joe and i'll do my best to take it to heart. i'll be getting tested regardless, but the waiting is what's getting to me. thanks for taking the time =]


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