I am a 22 years-old MSM. Until now, I've had 10 sexual encounters. Only one of them led to anal intercourse, with me being the unprotected receptive man with a guy of unknown status. After that time, I had two more encounters (receptive oral sex without ejaculation). The last one of these encounters took place almost two months after my first anal experience.
Then I lost my mind and the testing frenzy took place for the first time. 16 days after my last exposure, I got a RNA HIV-1 test form LarbCorp: NEGATIVE. That same day, I took an Oraquick which turned out to be negative. A very faint line appeared on the T zone after about one week of taking the test (I kept it as a "souvenir"). 5 weeks after my last exposure (that is, more than 3 months after my high-risk exposure) I took a blood test (it was an immunochromatography for antibodies like OraQuick but with blood). The first test I took that time developed a red linear faint spot perpendicular to the C line, on the T zone. I took another test then since the first one seemed to be defectuous, and the result was negative.
I know that I have got 3 -ve results so far. The RNA test is usually nor recommended for diagnostics although LapCorp claims that its test is FDA-approved. The Oraquick test was taken during the window period, although it had already been about two months after my high-risk exposure. The blood test I took with proper timing was negative, but I still have the image of the defective test on my mind.
I am planning to get psychological support, but I feel that I need to be sure of my status before doing so. What do you think taking into account your experiences? what about the timing and the incidents I had? Should I get re-tested? Which test should I get? Anything that you tell me would be very appreciated...I am seriously losing my mind about this situation. I feel like I haven't found peace of mind after so many attempts...
i just kissed on prostitutes lips and l licked just once near head of pussy and i inserted my pennis and removed immeditely, i not inserted completely my pennis , my head of pennis inserted and removed immeditely i not even penetrated while i inserted my pennis in pussy and prostitute done hand job to me with this activites i get hiv
I had sex with a girl, who claimed to be clean, we used a condom but it slipped off. I came into her. There was also a bit of oral sex (both giving and receiving). I had fever (about 39° Celsius) and a throat infection 3 days after the event ( This was Friday night/Saturday morning and the symptoms appeared Monday afternoon).
The symptoms yielded after antibiotic treatment.
However i am now experiencing oral thrush and scalloped tongue, it´s been almost 4 weeks since the risk situation.
I know that the only way to be sure is to test, but how probable is it that i am experiencing Acute HIV symptoms?
Is it probable (I know it is possible) to have gotten HIV from a one time encounter, considering i was not exposed throughout the whole ordeal?
On March 17th and April 10th I had unprotected sex. One morning I woke up and thought, "Oh shit, what if I have contracted an STD. Well I got tested for STDs/HIV and the tests came back negative. The nurse said I should get retested in 6 months to a year just to make sure. Well, I also have anxiety. I keep having what I believe to by symptoms but I have a big feeling that it is just my anxiety telling me I have it. My throat has been sore (not bad, just annoying) for like two days and I have been tired (I am a college student, I am always tired). I keep checking my neck for swollen lymph nodes because I am sure that they will become swollen at any moment. Sometimes when I get out of a hot shower I have a heat rash on my chest and arms (which goes away within 1/2 an hour) and I am certain it is HIV. My mind keeps racing with the thought that I have HIV and I don't know what to do. I know the symptoms for HIV but I am not sure how severe they have to be until I become concerned. How sore does my throat have to be? What kind of rash do I need to look for? How long should I wait to get retested (if I wait 6 months I will go insane)?
SEVEN DAYS BEFORE I HAD A SEX WITH PROSTITUTE. DURING INTERCOURSE BY CONDOM BURST AND BY CHANCE I EJACULATED INTO THE VAGINA..BUT I ALSO NOTICED SHE WASN'T ON HER MENSURATION CYCLE AND THERE IS NO BODY FLUID PRESENT VAGINA BEFORE STARTING INTERCOURSE IN ANOTHER WORD VAGINA IS DRY.AFTER DONE I SUDDENLY WASHED BY PENIS WITH MY OWN URINE AND AFTERWARD WITH SOAP.PLEASE LET ME KNOW THE RISK LEVEL AT THAT MOVEMENT FOR TRANSFER OF HIV.
Well, I feel very embarassed writing this, even in an anonymous forum such as this, but I know I made a mistake and hope that the ramifications will not be great. To be brief, I had unprotected vaginal sex with a call-girl for no more than 7-8 seconds (likely even less than that..) We were done with some very passionate foreplay and I don't know what I (and she) were thinking.. She said it's ok, that she is healthy and gets regularly tested and has few clients etc..But after the incident I am just paralysed with the fear of contracting HIV.. There were no wounds, sores on my penis and she seemed quite healthy-for whatever that's worth..I actually talked with a friend who is a doctor-not on this particular field-and he said that the risk is virtually non-existent (statistically speaking) but I am not reassured. He said that any preventive treatment would be meaningless. Do you agree with this assesment? Any advice welcome! Thank you!
Okay, so here it goes...
Timeline of events:
Partner one (confirmed HIV/STI Free) - Regular Partner
April 8th - Unprotected sex
April 17th - Unprotected sex
Partner 2 (New partner, STI status unknown)
April 7th - Oral (some pre-cum, but no ejaculation)
April 14th - Protected intercourse, with condom (condom slid off during intercourse) also more oral, but no ejaculation
April 18 - Oral with ejaculation, Unprotected Intercourse
By 4/20 - Partner one began to feel ill (congested, night sweats, cold chills, diarrhea, coughing) Multiple people have been sick with Strep, and other congestion in the household.
By 4/21 I had painful urination, went to doctor - UTI (by 4/22, after taking Cipro antibiotic feeling nauseous)
Besides being worried for my well-being, I am worried that I may infected partner one. What is the possibility/likelhood, etc ...
Side note: Both partners are male and I am female.
Thank you for taking my question. I was visiting San Francisco and walking through the downtown area. Plenty of homeless people, which is a problem in sf. I was wearing flip flops when I though I stepped on a rock or a bottle cap. I looked down and a syringe needle had gone through my flip flops ( they were think, not the thick type) and poked me. I didn't see blood on my foot but the area was kinda red. I don't know how long that syringe was there for but I would assume some homeless may be drug users. Please give me your opinion. Thank you
Hi, I am 42 years old male. Had just one encounter of 'unprotected' vaginal sex with a sex worker in India and it lasted only for a minutes. No signs of bruise or blood (though I'm uncircumcized). Nothing much happened in first 5 weeks other than mild fatigue, But just now in 6th week, I am having soar through and cold/flu like symptoms. But no fever at all. Some small dark spots on chest but I suspect that those were there before the encounter as well. Shall I be worried of being infected with HIV? On the websites it says odds of getting HIV from a single exposure are very low! Is it worrying that I am having this flu/cold like symptom 'after' 5 weeks? (no fever). Thanks
I was having sex with a sex worker on Nov. 8, 2015. 1st round of our sex we used condom the second time around we didn't use condom anymore. And because of my anxiety that not knowing her HIV status, I took a rapid blood test (sd bioline HIV 1/2 3.0) on Dec. 16, 2015 (4 weeks & 4 days) and came out non reactive (negative). The counsellor told me that i have to go back for another test after 3 months so that the result will be conclusive. and she told me if possible not to do sex within 3 mothns, and if ever I couldn't resist she told me to use condom. But on Feb 7, 2016 me and my girlfriend having sex without using condom. On April 20, 2016 i took another rapid test (sd bioline HIV 1/2 3.0) and it was still non reactive (negative).
And here is my question: Was this result conclusive? or should i wait for couple of months and take the test again?