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Offline WorriedSick86

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Please help.
« on: November 13, 2018, 02:23:43 pm »
I hope someone here can help me. I'm really suffering.

16 days ago I had protected sex with a girl I met on tinder. The thing is, I gave her unprotected oral (Cunnilingus and anilingus). We also did a a lot of deep french kissing and fingering. I also received oral.

4 days later I developed acute tonsillitis. I was prescribed antibiotics and soon recovered.

I have since discovered that tonsillitis can be an early sign of an HIV infection (if it affects one side more than the other, which mine did, to a certain extent)

Obviously I'm very worried.

Please advise me. I've already tested negatively, but that was only 9 days after the event, and I gather it means nothing until 3 months later.

I now can't tell whether other symptoms I'm experiencing are down to stress and anxiety or if they signify something more sinister. I feel like I'm going insane.

Please help


Offline Jim Allen

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Re: Please help.
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 02:29:22 pm »
Bacterial Tonsillitis as it was treated successfully with antibiotics has nothing to do with HIV. Also the Viral Tonsillitis I think you fear is caused by common viruses, aka the cold virus etc.

Anyhow more to the point you simply had no HIV exposure whatsoever from this encounter. HIV is not transmitted from the activities you mentioned. 

Move on with your life, continue to use condoms for any intercourse and test out of standard routine at least yearly for easier to transmit STIs and HIV like every sexually active adult should
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Offline WorriedSick86

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Oral with blood. Very concerned.
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2019, 11:07:13 pm »
Hello,

Last night I gave oral to a girl after we had protected sex. I tasted blood and immediately spat a little bit out.

How much of a risk was there? I'm getting concerned.

Cheers



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Re: Please help.
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2019, 02:18:28 am »
Hi

The activities you mentioned are not HIV concerns.
Relax and move on with your life. 

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider starting PrEP as an additional layer of HIV prevention for the future.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for far to acquire STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test 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.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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