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Could i be infected
« on: April 15, 2020, 06:43:56 pm »
hello there hope i find you all well

so here is my story,

I am a 31 years of age, uncircumcised male and on the 4th of January this year i made a huge mistake which i am regretting till now

On this fateful day after having a good time with a group of friends i hooked up with this regular sex worker i always saw at this club although we had never hooked up, we had some drinks and then later went to her house where we engaged in sexual intercourse (well i cant really say we did it coz most of the time i cldnt penetrate because if my flacid penis). At first we used a condom but my penis was flacid probably from too much alcohol intake so it was not working as i did not feel myself inside her.. i think we tried for less than a minute and as it was not working we put an end to it.....after this we engaged in masterbation and we tried the sex once again using condoms but still the flicid penis issue was still there

When we saw this not working we tried unprotected sexual intercourse which also failed coz of my flacid penis, i mean only the head was actually getting in otherwise. After this failed to work we did oral me on her and she on me for a few seconds.....we went back to our Masterbation until both us climaxed then we slept. i went back to my house very worried

The problem came about two week after this encounter... one day i woke up with some mild fatique that i failed to report for work and i stayed in bed...i started to feel some acid reflux and nausea which i healed with eating ginger and it vanished up to now. i also had a sore throat for a week which i managed to  heal with lemon tea just like my previous sore throats. When all these symptoms vanished i started to have some pains (very mild more like a burning sensation, and sometimes more like my hands got dislocated ) in my arms and legs which i have up to now as well as some regular mild as well headaches

The puzzling part is i feel the pain when i am resting my arms on a surface say my desk or something like that....but when i am walking i dont feel anything

i did a self swab HIV test a week after, when i had those symptoms which came back negative..but now i am thinking of going to see my GP for a blood test

i am just worried during this corona lockdown wondering if i might have caught it...any help will be mostly appreciated

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Re: Could i be infected
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2020, 07:00:23 pm »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling unwell but nothing you mentioned is HIV specific. I hope you feel better soon.

Regarding your post, I read it three times. From what you posted the only HIV risk was the condomless intercourse and since the incident, more than 3 months has passed, so test with an approved HIV antibodies test to know your HIV status.

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 going forward.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other far easier 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.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Could i be infected
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2020, 08:16:36 pm »
Thank you so much JIM, i will defenitely take a HIV Antibody test after the lockdown

i have been checking myself daily for more common symptoms such as the rash or the swollen lymph nodes but nothing has shown as of now

i really hope that i did not contact..i will get tested then post an update here..thanks for the motivation i have been dreading these tests so much

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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2020, 04:11:57 am »
Hiya,

Look regarding HIV stay away from checking symptoms, the lack or presence of symptoms is meaningless. Nothing you mentioned would be HIV specific and to be honest, most people have no noticeable initial symptoms.   

Try not to focus on HIV in the meantime and, simply test when you can post the lockdown measures in your region.

Jim
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« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2020, 06:30:21 pm »
Just came back to use my last free post to thank you JIM once again, i was getting  a little upset with my possibilities of having caught HIV...i was afraid of getting tested until i came here and found this forum.

i will make it short for the benefit of other users,so i found this forum on the 15th of April 2020....i posted my query here and jim replied to it in a matter of minutes. As i was writing this query my hands where hurting and also i could feel a burning sensation in my hands.

when i received JIM reply i felt better in terms of worrying...in my mind i was very sure that i was positive but after Jim's Reply i felt better. 2 days after JIMs reply the hand pains that were troubling me for about 3 months just vanished out of nowhere and this gave me the motivation to find a GP to do the test on me despite the COVID-19 lockdown

and yes today i did get one and got tested for HIV and other STDs and i came out clean...i was the happiest man at that moment although i regretted not getting the 2nd test earlier.

My GP said it all the symptoms i thought were HIV, were probably Anxiety. i still have some mild pains though when i rest my right hand onto something...As an ICT consultant and the rigt hand is the hand i use all the time for operating my mouse it might have a little problem and the GP said it might be Athritis that is just starting.

But yeegh i am happy that i dd not get HIV....if Athritis comes we will deal with it then

My advise to other people who are in the same situation as mine is dont google symptoms just go and get tested and remail hopefull. If you test positive dont worry its not the end of the WORLD,

ONCE AGAIN THANKS JIM AND KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK

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« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2020, 11:32:33 pm »
 :) You're welcome and, glad to hear the result was HIV negative and that you are feeling better.

One small comment, you're test results did not come out "clean". It's not a cleanliness test, it's an STI panel and living with HIV does not make me dirty. I wash plenty.
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