At a recent conference I visited an "establishment" and had protected sex with a girl. I've been working hard,
traveling a lot. It is flu season as well.
5 days after the visit I came down with a cold/flu (sore joints, slight elevated temp). I've become
very nervous as I've started reading about HIV infection. In reading more and more and being stressed about this I think I'm starting to manifest these symptoms.
What made me more nervous is that I had cracked skin on my hands the day I visited - quite cracked - not
bleeding or oozing but a little red and cracks deep; I'm concerned that the girl "fluids" may have come
in contact with my skin (I'm sure it did really, it would have had to).
I called the establishment and ask they told me that all girls are checked every few
months ; they assure me the specific girl had been checked "very recently".
Other people I work with have been sick with the current cold/flu so it's hard to know where is the trueth?
I saw my doctor immediately on feeling sick and he gave me series of tests and asked me to return in 12 weeks for a second series.
I've getting "sick with worry" and I'm not sure that my stress isn't making the flu and symptoms worse.
I'm worried - (very very very very) - am I being over conscious?
Thanks for the comforting response! - My concern is less to do with the protected sex - I'm sure that is fine.
I'm more concerned about the skin cracks on my hand (specifically my finger) - which I inserted small amounts into her backside during the event (not a lot but a little). The skin was deeply cracked but not bleeding (not like a cut through the skin). There is no blood (if I put a tissue on the skin it doesn't blot).
Am I safe???
My girlfriend is returning from holidays this week and I'm nervous to have sex at the moment - am I being over worried???
Still got some flu symptoms at (although much less) at day 12 (started feeling a bit sick day 5 after the event).
Yes, that's true, and true of the heps too. If the cut isn't open, then its no risk.
You really should see a doctor about your hands, and it doesn't have anything to do with std risk. A friend of mine gets that on her hands, and her doc has been able to give her a cream that has really helped.
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