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i wanna no if u have a SORE THROAT for going on 2 days (it really doesnt really feel too bad) and no cough,fever,feel norma!!! i noticed one day swallowing a rice crispy treat it felt funny but i cldve had it longer but smebdy did comment my bowel smelled bad but not really diarreah (diarrhea)...got tested september 8th 2011said negative gt my results a wk later wnted to no could it be early hiv
I wanted to have sexual intercourse(which I feel very bad now) and I got the contact of a girl who claims that she is not a prostitute.But I feel she is a prostitute.Later I started having sex with that girl.I had unprotected oral.I rolled my mouth over her labia.No licking and all and then I did fingering to her.I donot have any cuts in my mouth.Then she compelled me to have one vaginal intercourse.It was protected and I pulled out of her vagina in less than 30 secs.What are the chances me contracting any disease.I donot know about her status.
I am a gay man, 32 years old. I came out one year ago, and since then i had some form of sex with 17 men... I just wanted to explore my sexuality, but now i am worried i may have got HIV.
I had kissing/oral sex with most of these guys, and with 7 of them I had full sex, 3 times i was bottom or versatile. When I was bottom i always used condoms. When I was top, twice happened that the guy wanted rough sex and my **** slipped in their anus for a few seconds before i came out and told them i wanted a condom.
Of the guys i did not have full sex with, a couple of times i had their **** rubbing on the outside of my anus. My anus can bleed very easily. Some time i also did rimming on them.
Now, i have either an oral thrush or a herpes, and flu like symptoms. These symptoms started all of a sudden while i was having sex with the last guy, we did lots of kissing and oral. I was tested for STDs 1 month ago, but all of the full sex acts happened less than 3 months before the test.
When should i get tested again? I am very scared honestly, i and i have to work a lot in this period so this does not help me. I will stop sex and kissing for 3 months to make sure the next text is conclusive.
The unprotected anal sex lasted for like 5 seconds or less, the time of realizing i slipped in and then I pulled out. Is this still a risky behavior? The 2 guys said they are HIV negative and were tested, but i don't know if i should trust them.
Still a friend told me there are small chances of catching HIV from kissing, oral and rimming... I feel like i should stop having sex alltogether, it's just not worthy the risk...
No incident HIV infections among MSM who practice exclusively oral sex.
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Oral transmission of HIV, reality or fiction? An update
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Page-Shafer, Kimberlya,b; Shiboski, Caroline Hb; Osmond, Dennis Hc; Dilley, Jamesd; McFarland, Willie; Shiboski, Steve Cc; Klausner, Jeffrey De; Balls, Joycea; Greenspan, Deborahb; Greenspan
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Studies which show the fallacy of relying on anecdotal evidence as opposed to carefully controlled study insofar as HIV transmission risk is concerned:
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There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex. The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way. Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk". There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk".
"And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Please educate yourself about the real risks. If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs. " DR HANSFIELD
"I am sure you can find lots of people who believe that HIV is transmitted by oral sex, but you will not find scientific data to support this unrealistic concern..." DR HOOK
"HIV is not spread by touching, masturbation, oral sex or condom protected sex."- DR. HOOK
in the public HIV Prevention forum of MedHelp, TEAK and the other moderators maintain that oral sex in all forms is a zero risk activity. Would you agree with this assessment?
I TOTALLY AGREE / DR GARCIA
"HIV is not spread by masturbation, through oral sex, through kissing or other casual contact." Dr. Hook
"The observation on thousands and thousands of observations is that HIV is not spread by oral sex (of any sort)." DR HOOK
"I would not say your risk ,if he had HIV is "slim to none"- that's too high. I would say they are effectively zero. How much of his ejaculate or other genital secretions you may have swallowed makes no difference. EWH "
"As far as HIV is concerned, there is no known risk of getting HIV from performing oral sex on an infected partner, even if that person's genital secretions get into your eyes or if you swallow." Dr.Hook
Wow thanks that is very comprehensive. Still, i cannot understand how 5 seconds of unprotected anal sex may be more risky than lots of oral sex and rimming. If i understand, HIV is spread through blood to blood contact, and if there are lesions this can happen with oral sex and rimming very easily. I would say more easily than vaginal sex for example. It seems so confusing to me...
Another option could be of broken condoms, but so far i never witnessed that unless i did not notice...
is it consider that putting your *** in one's **** even in less than 7secs unsafe? i never had a bareback exp. and i got a bf. i only having sex for fouor weeks now. but he's not faithful and ******* every guy he likes in the social network for gays. im having some of the symptom of hiv. everytime i look at the mirror, i noticed that the back of tongue is coated with white. its not painful nor itchy. i had sore throat too for almost two weeks now. but when i look in some people i know. our tongue kinda looks the same. and they said my tongue looks ok. one of them even said that maybe im thinking and worrying too much of what my status gonnaa be, that's why symptom is coming up.
I had sex with the HIV positive person on October 27th, I got tested on October 29th and today November 30th. It's about 4 weeks after exposure. I hope the negative result can already be an indication.
I am in Canada, they don't do those, they do antibody tests. My test was INSTI 34 days after the exposure (5 weeks). I will have to go again after 90 days (end of January). I may go again in 2 weeks just to be sure, I read the Insti test is similar to 3rd generation ELISA +8 days in the average window period, which makes it able to detect antibody about 98% of the time after 30 days.
I still think about the event everytime... i still ask myself how an HIV positive person, even he said he is undetectable (which I doubt, but he seemed healthy and stocky), would ask someone who is HIV - to have unprotected sex several times during the act, it's so deceitful. Especially because and HIV+ person who is treated and has protected sex, is less risky than someone who does not know his status and tries unprotected sex. HIV+ persons should ALWAYS stick to protected sex, everything else is a crime.
Overall the two things that still worry me are the few seconds my penis slipped in his anus without a condom before me pulling out, and his semen falling on my back. I know the skin is a powerful barrier, so is the few seconds of unprotected sex that worry me.
Please i need an answer... I was reading that during ARS, antibody tests are usually negative but viral load tests are positive. I was tested at 5 weeks during symptoms, negative to antobody, but no viral load test. Does this make the negative test less valuable?
Hey I respect your opinion very much teak.but u kinda sound like a broken record.I mean all u ever say is 3months is conclusive.people need advice not just guide lines.you can call the CDC if you just want a cold robot sorry just saying
I recently met a woman I was dating about 2 weeks ago. We were getting ready to be intimately involved last night and while we were kissing I had an erection and my penis went inside her vagina while I was on top kissing for about 3-4 seconds and I pushed her away. Am I in danger for hiv
i had sex unprotected sex couple of days ago and i dont have anything or any symptons but my balls feel weird/funny sometimes do i need to go to the cinic or not? the girl was clean and it was my first time. my balls feels/looks dry all the times and im worried that somethings wwrong. please give me some info
One other thing is there is far to much pressure put on the gay world. its not fair how everyone else can relax (white males) but black people (100x gay people) if you dont believe me read our stuff when you read your own.. are told were so high risk we might aswell admit ourselfs now. Look gay people dont let it get you down we are statisticly more at risk but think about this....
if you asked your mum and dad if they had ever had a hiv test what do you think they would say?, furthermore as an escort 90 percent of my clients have wifes, most gay people have at least tried it with a girl (i had a 2 year bb relationship with a girl), less than 40% of young gay people really admit there gay (im being generous) 20% of bi people claim there gay, but then how many percent of bi people admit ther gay? ive slept with enough straight people in my life who are completley straight .....if you get were im going with this let me further ellaborate...
we live in a multi cultural world now. look at england!!! i for one always fall for black men. believe it or not mix us all together and were all gona ***** hence why you can no longer say black people are more at risk cuz were just not seregated like we were 100s of years ago. ok so then think about a female (becky) (white) is married to jeffery (black) who is an in the closet gay and pays men for sex on a regular basis. (whos more at risk?)
I had protected sex recently with a hooker but was not able to control myself and had oral sex with her (not sure if lasted a minute or more but not more than 2 minutes). During the session I'm not sure if I had sores/cuts in my mouth but previously before the incident one my tooth sometimes gets bleed especially if I used toothpick to clean it. Few hours later I checked my mouth and found a reddish spot below my tongue though I can't see any cut in there.
Thing is I don't know if this girl is clean but I heard that they regularly go for medical check-up every 6 months. The good side is the girl refused to be kissed and strict to follow using condom which lessens my worry that perhaps she's clean.
Now I'm anxious if I contracted any STD or not but wanna know the chances of getting through that brief incident.
Would appreciate any advice from anyone on this matter.
Thanks and more power.
I'm a top negative guy I entered a bottom guy for about 2-3sec before I realize I was making a stupid decision and stopped ammediately. What are my chances of coming in contact with high? Please help me,
I'm a top negative guy I entered a bottom guy for about 2-3sec before I realize I was making a stupid decision and stopped ammediately. What are my chances of coming in contact with hiv? Please help me,
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