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Offline Ch98

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Multiple occasions, HIV infection?
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:48:16 pm »
Hi ,

Thanks for accepting me in the forum.
The last year I have been very risky with my encounters, visiting csw multiple times. I tested negative for HIV in Nov 2016, Nov 2017 and in Nov 2018(blood test 4th gen.). The last 3 months prior the last test, I had 20 exposures (6 different ladies).

All exposures were protected vaginal sex/(1-2) anal sex, but received (5-6) annalingus and all included unprotected fellatio. A few times(3-4), I bathed with the lady and she rub her genitals on my penis. No penetration. But water was on my penis level since I was laying down on a table shower, water plus soap.
After the test I have been 4 times to this place (2 different ladies), I decided to stop my behavior but I think it might have been to late, for the last month, I experienced all symptoms ( sore throat, tiredness, muscle weakness, swollen and painful lymph nodes on neck , armpit, collar bone, occasional legs, groin area, occasional headache, abdominal pain, skin rash that comes and go but less frequently lately) but what worries me more is the painful sore lymph nodes on armpits that hasn't gone away.

I know symptoms doesn't mean anything, and the test will confirm everything but for the last 2 months I've been very scared to go test.

I thought oral sex doesn't transmit hiv, but I've seen profiles here where they assure transmission this way,

does the frequency of my exposures increase the risk of oral sex transmission?

Should I test based on my repeated exposures?

Does water/soap help kill the virus if there's some?

Why is oral sex still consider safe while others argue they were infected this route?

Thanks for taking the time. I've been trying to find similar situations as mine, but most are just one time risk, so I decided to find reassurance and more knowledge about this topic.

« Last Edit: January 11, 2019, 02:07:49 pm by Ch98 »

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Re: Multiple occasions, HIV infection?
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 03:03:28 pm »
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All exposures were protected vaginal sex/(1-2) anal sex, but received (5-6) annalingus and all included unprotected fellatio. A few times(3-4), I bathed with the lady and she rub her genitals on my penis. No penetration. But water was on my penis level since I was laying down on a table shower, water plus soap

No risk, and neither is rubbing against her vagina, sharing bath/shower water ... the only "oral" sex with s near negelible HIV concern is giving a blowjob and you did not even do that!

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. I tested negative for HIV in Nov 2016, Nov 2017 and in Nov 2018(blood test 4th gen.). The last 3 months prior the last test, I had 20 exposures (6 different ladies).

Good, relax 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.

Keep in mind 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 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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Re: Multiple occasions, HIV infection?
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2019, 01:20:20 pm »
Thank you Jim for taking the time to respond. I am really trying to move on and put this behind me, it's been really hard due to not feeling well and finding information about people contracting the virus to the methods I've described (oral sex).

But I will definitely try to relax and move on from this. I regret my past behavior and if everything goes well, I will move on. Thanks

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Re: Multiple occasions, HIV infection?
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2019, 01:44:00 pm »
You're welcome

Relax move on with your life, stop reading stories or things out of context that simply don't apply to you.

Jim
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