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Author Topic: I was on a very weird path for a year...  (Read 860 times)

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Offline Anxi

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I was on a very weird path for a year...
« on: July 18, 2019, 09:40:08 pm »
Hi! Iím from Mexico please excuse me if my English is not perfect.
Iím a closet gay guy that comes from a very religious family. Im 27 years old and until last year id never even kissed a boy. Long story short a romantic deception lead me to a very weird path and from January 2018 to June 2019. In that period of time i met a lot of guys in secret and started to experiment sexuality for the first time. Iím very conscious about the risk of this so ive never had any type of penetration with anybody. Nor receptive or insertive anal sex. I am virgin in that matter but i have done a lot of sexual things with those guys (which i list below). Putting my life in perspective this is not who I am and I have stopped meeting guys but looking back some of them were very promiscuous and now Iím super anxious and worried that I might have been infected with hiv.

Assuming all this different guys were positive, was i at risk? Should I test right now?
 
Here is the list of the things that I have done:

French Kissed: 18 guys
Frottage of penises: 2 guys
Gave Blowjob to: 2 guys
Receive blowjob from: 8 guys
I Rimmed: 1 guy
I got ass rimmed: 1 guy
I got fingered from: 4 guys
I fingered: 2 guys
I got my balls liked from: 3 guys
I licked balls of: 1 guy
Penetratate or being penetrated: Zero

Thank you so much





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Re: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2019, 10:06:55 pm »
The activities you have described do not put you at risk of having been infected by the HIV.

Of the list, only giving unprotected oral sex would be a theoretical risk, but only if your mouth were full of open wounds (as in "meth mouth," not a minor abrasion).

Receiving or giving unprotected oral sex could expose someone to other STD's/STI's, however.

There is no reason for you to test for HIV-antibodies, specifically because of the activities you have described in your post--unless you wish to do so for peace of mind.

Please access this link to read and learn how the virus is transmitted:

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Re: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #2 on: July 19, 2019, 03:38:37 pm »
I couldnít take my anxiety anymore so I tested today. I will have the results tomorrow
I got off the laboratory crying, just remembering all the things that I did with those guys. I wasnít myself . I just canít shake this feeling and i needed to test.

I donít have anyone to talk about this so thank you so much for reading me. I am a ball of nervous even tho I have never had penetrative sex with anyone I canít find reassurance that all those activities that I mentioned could have infected me

Iím sad


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Re: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2019, 04:03:41 pm »
It's fine to test for peace of mind and to get a baseline on things.  Why be anxious, if you can take a simple test?

Many experts suggest testing for HIV-antibodies six weeks past the last potential risky activity, then at 13 weeks past for confirmation of the six week results.  However, some test may be considered conclusive in a shorter time frame, so follow the advice of your healthcare provider.

I fully expect that your test results will be conclusively negative for HIV-antibodies, since you did not engage in a risky activity.
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Re: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2019, 02:14:10 pm »
I got my results today and they were negative!! I am very happy but I didnt knew they performed 3d generation ELISA.

Doing my own research I understand that 3d generation only test for antibodies and not antigen p24 like the 4th gen does. Is that correct?

My question is if my results is negative what period of time does cover? Does it mean that only reflects my status until April 2019?

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Re: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #5 on: July 20, 2019, 02:44:59 pm »
Hiya

Look if you ever have a risk event to test for then test either with an 3rd or 4th gen test, at 6 weeks for a result, this will rarely ever change, should you choose to confirm that result at 3 months post exposure.

However, you had no exposure from what you posted that warrants testing outside of standard yearly routine, so try to put this behind you & 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 protection going forward

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as Ďsafeí 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: I was on a very weird path for a year...
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2019, 06:25:55 am »
Hiya,

The reason you can't post is simply because you have used up your 3 free posts.

Can't imagine there is much to add, we have provided an risk assessment including information on HIV prevention and, giving you the testing guidelines.

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