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Offline AnxietyRiddenGuy

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Scared after one time oral with man
« on: May 01, 2020, 07:06:15 pm »
Hello all,

I recently had a “risk” event on February 2nd. I met with a man and we swapped oral (unprotected). A few days later I was overcome with anxiety all of a sudden when I started to over think things. Over the next few weeks, I developed a stiff neck and muscle pains. At around 5 1/2 weeks after the event, with no contact with anyone else, I went and got tested for HIV and a panel of other STDs. I tested negative for everything besides HSV 2 (didn’t realize I had it, could have had it for a while). I also contacted the man I was with and he tested negative as well. Fast forward a few weeks, I was still having neck pain but was anxiety free. All of a sudden around 9-10 weeks post encounter, I was struck with anxiety again. It was so bad that I went to the hospital for an anxiety attack. They tested me again there at 10 1/2 weeks post event and again, I was negative. How likely is it that I would test negative twice and then test positive in a week (13 weeks post event) at my next doctor’s appointment? I developed a sore throat a few days ago and also developed sore arm pits and a weird skin rash... I have no clue if it’s my mind playing tricks on me or if it’s something serious. Thanks for taking the time to read my dilemma.

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Re: Scared after one time oral with man
« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2020, 10:20:25 pm »

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling unwell, nothing HIV specific though and you should see your healthcare provider again so they can treat whatever is making you feel unwell. I hope you feel better soon.

Regarding HIV, the risk from the posted activity is such a minute one with regards to HIV that we don't even recommend testing outside of standard yearly routine.

Despite not having a risk that needs testing outside of yearly screening you tested anyway. So if what you posted was your only possible exposure I would fully expect any follow-up test results to remain negative.

Here's what you need to know 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.

Kind regards


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