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Symptoms Anxiety and Feelings
« on: October 27, 2019, 02:15:27 pm »
First, I feel lower than low because of my actions. Scares like this are motivation to do right. I had oral sex with two guys, only one of them came but on my stomach. I did try to top the second guy without protection and did make penetration and did reach orgasm but outside of him. Even though they said they're clean, I don't trust that.

A few weeks later, I had persistent swollen lymph nodes in my neck, slight headache, but get those normally and did feel slightly feverish, although it was still in the normal range. I did have a couple nights of the sweats. Also, my anus was very itchy. I've had these symptoms for well over 2 weeks. My ears occasionally hurt and there is inflammation of my throat.

Went to the doc, he put me on antibiotics, Azythromycin and Amoxycillin, cleared me of anything. I did take a Gonorrhea test which was negative. Calls me a worry wart. However, my partner now has the very same symptoms as me. Inflammation and itchy throat as well as some fluid behind his ear drums.   

I returned to the doc after the antibiotic treatment 10 days later with continuing symptoms and def believe it's viral. Even today, I still have the symptoms. I did have the doctor run a full panel on me including hiv and std tests this past Thursday. Now I'm waiting on the results.

Wondering if all of this is psychosomatic or actual and if I'm seroconverting or have some other type of std that's viral.

I appreciate all that you do to help others on this forum. It really is helpful.


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Re: Symptoms Anxiety and Feelings
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2019, 02:49:06 pm »
Hiya,

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they said they're clean
I'm sure they were clean. Not sure how their cleanliness is relevant, it's not like living with HIV somehow makes people dirty or unwashed. I know I still wash and look after myself.

Anyhow, most of your symptoms would have nothing to do with HIV regardless of your HIV status. I hope you feel better soon but keep working with your doctor to treat whatever is making you sick.

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I had oral sex with two guys, only one of them came but on my stomach. I did try to top the second guy without protection and did make penetration and did reach orgasm but outside of him.

Regarding your HIV risk, look giving a BJ is a near negligible HIV risk, it's so minute we don't recommend testing over it outside of normal yearly routine. The real risk would be from the unprotected intercourse. Test at 6 weeks post-exposure with an approved HIV antibodies test for a result, repeat this at 3 months if you want a conclusive result

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my partner

If I don't point this out it would be wrong, so if you have been engaging in unprotected intercourse with your partner this would meet all the biological conditions needed for acquiring HIV.

Now I don't judge couples that decide to engage in unprotected intercourse, it's often based on trust within a relationship, however, just note this trust or faith does not prevent HIV and any unprotected intercourse is simply accepting a possible risk to you of acquiring HIV. Test regularly, understand your real risks.

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 ‘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

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Symptoms Anxiety and Feelings
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2019, 07:31:33 pm »
First, I want to sincerely apologize. Yes, they're cleanliness is irrelevant. People with HIV are in fact, beautiful people and quite fun and enlightening. Please accept my humblest of apologies.

Re: your responses. I greatly appreciate what you've said. Given your response, my symptoms are asymptomatic? I wanted to clarify as I understand that anal intercourse, whether top or bottom, is still risky even if the top is 4-14 times less to contract.

Again, I greatly appreciate what you do for everyone, not only here, but those around the world that you affect.

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Re: Symptoms Anxiety and Feelings
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2019, 02:49:29 am »
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Re: your responses. I greatly appreciate what you've said. Given your response, my symptoms are asymptomatic? I wanted to clarify as I understand that anal intercourse, whether top or bottom, is still risky even if the top is 4-14 times less to contract.

Most people have no symptoms or no noticeable symptoms (asymptomatic). Instead of trying to figure out symptoms if you are still experiencing illness see your doctor and work on treating whatever is making you sick.

The only way to know your HIV status post potential exposure is by testing so test at 6 weeks post-exposure with an approved HIV antibodies test for a result, repeat this at 3 months if you want a conclusive result

Best, Jim
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