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Author Topic: Do i need to worry?  (Read 1813 times)

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Offline bebe5

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Do i need to worry?
« on: November 27, 2006, 06:44:02 PM »
I am a woman who had a sexual encounter with a male with unknown hiv status.  We did not have intercourse.  However, we were both unclothed, and there was heave petting.  I am concerned about the following:  during the encounter he stroked and touched his penis to lubricate and then touched the outside of my vagina, twice.  I believe that there was precum.  There was no penetration.  When he ejaculated on me I noticed seman landed  on a day old cut on my arm.  I freaked out. 

On the following day of the incident I had a severe sore throat, body aches and an ear ache.  All went away within a week. Then two weeks after the encounter I developed a dry cough that has not subsided.  Concerned, I tested at 6 weeks-negative. I went to the doctor this morning about my cough, recent body aches(last few days)  and now a fever(100) that stated yesterday and he recommended that I test again- today is 7 weeks.   Now I am really scared. 

Any comments are greatly appreciated.

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Do i need to worry?
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2006, 07:16:26 PM »
At no time were you at risk. Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV.

Offline bebe5

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Re: Do i need to worry?
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2006, 09:09:01 PM »
Just  curious. Have you ever seen a 6 week negative turn into a positive at 8 weeks?

Offline HIVworker

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Re: Do i need to worry?
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2006, 10:50:55 PM »
We have seen that, does that mean you will? No. You had no risk. You shouldn't have tested for any other reason than normal HIV and STD surveillance.

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