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Offline Jose1992

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Please help me! Am i infected?
« on: April 09, 2016, 09:20:10 pm »
Ok so on october 2015 i had an encounter with another male of unknown status i dont think i ever got penetrated it was more like poking, rubbing anal frottage i dont know if i was penetrated. 2 weeks after i felt swollen neck glands and was extremely worried so at 6 weeks after the incident i did an HIV 4th Generation test and came out negative but now its been 6 months since the incident and im feeling the swollen neck glands again could i be infected?

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Re: Please help me! Am i infected?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2016, 09:28:59 pm »
Hi

So we don't discuss symptoms here, if you are feeling ill please speak to a doctor so they can find out what is making you ill. The frottage (Sexual rubbing, non-penetrative sex) you mentioned was not a risk.

In short, no specific HIV testing is needed for this incident.
Simply focus on continuing to practice safer sex and get tested for all STI including but not limited to HIV yearly. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs. Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv infection.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline Jose1992

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Brief Oral Sex on a Man
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2019, 07:07:07 pm »
I gave a man of unknown status a blowjob thats lasted about maybe two minutes there was no ejaculation, i dont know if there was any precum but now im worried sick it happened about 4 days ago the sides of my neck and my shoulders feel sore and it sorta hurts when i swallow i think my lymph nodes are also a little swollen im relatively a healthy individual and hardly ever feel sick. What are my chances of getting hiv and how soon can i get tested

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Re: Brief Oral Sex on a Man
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2019, 07:13:40 pm »
Providing unprotected oral sex is not a viable mode of HIV-transmission, a theoretical risk only if your mouth is full of gaping wounds and the person upon whom you are performing the sex has a high (HIV) viral load.

However, unprotected oral sex of any kind could expose you to other STD's/STI's.

There's no need to test for HIV-antibodies if this is your only concern.  Just test next time, as you normally would (whatever your routine).
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Re: Please help me! Am i infected?
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2019, 07:27:35 pm »
Hi i know you guys say oral is basically no risk but its been almost a month since the incident and I cant stop worrying, i ended up getting a really bad flu and i dont even get sick so it was really suprising to me, im even losing sleep because of it, i always have that “what if?” On my mind Can i test now and have a reliable result?

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Re: Please help me! Am i infected?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2019, 02:07:02 am »
Hiya

Flu happens, it's going around, Sorry to hear that you got it and I hope you feel better soon or have already removed.

Giving a BJ is a near negligible risk, without damage to the mouth it lacks route to infect and the virus is very fragile, and your mouth has dozens of protein and enzymes that damage the virus and render it unable to infect. So hence we don't stress specific testing as there is no need to run test every time post a BJ, just get tested the next time you are due for a regular checkup

If you want to test for peace of mind that is fully up-to you, a 6 weeks result will rarely ever change so test at that time and if you want to repeat than test at anytime 3 months post incident is considered conclusive with an approved antibodies test.

Take it easy

Jim
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