I made a few mistakes in the last year, 5 mistakes actually. I didn't think through in my choices & I am hoping that I was at least safe. I am a young man that met 5 men on craigslist. I am a top & condoms were always a must. My last encounter was in May 2013, I waited till end of Aug 2013 (3 months) to do my first HIV test which came back negative & waited till November (6 months) to do a follow up test which was also negative. I didn't performed oral on any of the men & did not have anal perform on me either.
1st encounter (Oct 2012)- We made out, he performed oral on me and I used a condom during intercourse
2nd encounter (Nov 2012) He performed oral on me, I used a condom during intercourse,
3rd encounter (Jan 2013) Just intercourse was done with a condom
4th encounter (Feb 2013) Only oral sex was performed on me (no condom)
5th encounter (May 2013) Only oral sex was performed on me (no condom)
The reason I am so paranoid is because this is very risky behavior & I am so ashamed of what I done. I realized that this not fair to others & to myself if god forbid I passed something along. I have been living my life with so much worry/fear since May & have not been able to function properly, even thought the results are negative I felt like my behavior was still way to risky. I look so deep into anything that maybe wrong with me like headaches & the random nights I had night sweats (altogether since May, about 5). My doctor isn't so reassuring, or at least doesn't give me an answer with confidence. I will go back for another follow up test in March which will be another full 3 months. I have also been screen for other STDs & HSV-2 & all came back negative, that was in Aug.
I know my behavior was risky but after 6 months & still negative are my chances of being positive still high?
Is there a time when you can safety concluded that you do not have the virus? I have with stain from sex since May
Welcome to the Forum. I agree with you that your choice of partners was not the wisest decision for you. Meeting anonymous partners on line is taking a chance. On the other hand, your commitment to condom protected sex is a good way to keep yourself safe. As long as the condom is worn throughout insertive rectal sex and does not break, your sex is safe. Similarly receipt of even unprotected oral sex is a safe activity- no one has ever gotten HIV from receipt of oral sex from an infected partner.
Further and importantly, your tests prove that you were not infected. Tests for HIV are all conclusive 8 weeks after exposure (some tests may be conclusive even sooner). Thus both your 3 month and 6 month tests are conclusive and entirely reliable. You can be sure that you were not infected by the encounters you describe. EWH
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