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Correct Chris. I guess I meant to say most prefer and feel more reassured by the few here that have consistently given correct replies and are considered the most reputable and the most knowledgeable on the subject of HIV.
everyone can call me a ww all they want. i had a real exposure and have been dealing with a lot of symptoms ever since. it certainly doesn't make me stupid. i just very paranoid at this time in my life. believe me, i was never like this before.
to jake, the docs say it is unlikely because it is...based on stats. Some people can have sex with someone hundreds of times and never get hiv even if the other person is infected. another person may get it the first time with an infected person. there is no simple answer...it is all about statistical probability...doc loves this ****. well, there is a 1 in 2000 chance you'd get infected and you are neg at 4 wks, so this means you have a 1 in 1,000,000 chance. this sounds like you are home free and then that person tests pos at 3 mos...wow, they must have bad luck. bottom line, if you are concered test until you feel comfortable.
It is related to chance, but also related to risk. Receptive anal sex is the most risky in terms of possible transmission. Also, the viral load of the person that the sex occurred with is also a very important factor in the risk of infection.
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