"No risk and doesn't sound like HIV and move on"
That IS what "move on" means. This forum has rules in place for a reason. If you've already had a risk assessment and told you didn't have a risk, then yes, you will be reminded of those rules.
What you desscribe is NOT night sweats. Night sweats are drenching (requires change of clothes and many times bed sheets). Plus, night sweats related to HIV would not last that long.
Bottom line...you didnt have a risk, and therefore have nothing to worry about.
Thanks for the reply, that's what I was looking for. I'm sure you are aware that folks like us, who know nothing about HIV symptoms, are looking for explanations...
I have read tons of stuff on the CDC or hivinsite.ucsf.edu or www.sfaf.org or other sites.
But it's not very specific, many 'maybe's, 'there are indications that studies might show', not very helpful. So I was just looking for a clear statement or explanation from a person who is certainly more knowledgeable than I am.
Not a question, just a comment/thought (also about hiv via oral)... If anybody cares to respond, fine. If not, fine.
It's spooky what the mind can do to your body (I hope it's just the mind).
Sunday I felt particularly bad, even changed my PJ because I was sweating so much. On Monday I visited a doc, did a rapid test (7 weeks after my episode, too early I know, just for peace of mind), came back negative.
I think she is now testing for everything that can possibly be found in my blood, they took so much of it, just to find why I am sweating. By now even I believe that the HIV bit of the test will be negative on Friday.
Funny thing is: I haven't had 'night sweats' since then. Could it be just my mind? It can't be just coincidence that suddenly some infection inside of me goes away on the day I see a doc. Very strange what the mind might do to you.
On the other hand, this great 'oral debate' is just confusing and scary for us, the uneducated. There are people in different forums insisting they got hiv from oral, there are case reports about it (few, but still), yet the dogma in all forums seems to be: oral is no risk, period. Why is this so? For other things, e.g. the conclusive 12 week mark, you follow the CDC by the book. Not so for oral. I don't want to stir up a debate, I'm not in a position to do so, but it seems odd.
As far as I can see there are few (two) case reports out of all hiv cases about hiv from giving oral to a woman. I slowly accept that this is minimal risk (and in the back of my mind there is still the worry "what if"). But, geesh, even the Swiss department for public health says that oral to a woman is no risk (if no blood is involved), so there must be truth.
And at the bottom of my heart I'll still worried until the 12 week mark... The mind is weird, and I'll salute Teak Lizzie and nursegirl once this is over for me.
Yes, the mind is very powerful,i know that there is a syndrome (dont remember the name) that people who believed that they have health problems andconvinced themselves, got to point that they even went blind, only because of their mind!!! Your night sweats are probably due to anxiety,stress or fatigue.
All of this anxiety is just getting the best of me...
I was sweating at night for seven weeks in a row, every night, all over my body. Sometimes I got up and used a towel to get dry again. But I never had a fever or changed clothes or sheets. I had never experienced this persisting sweating before, even under severe anxiety. I had a stiff neck, I believe swollen neck glands, pain in the groin area, tingling feeling in hands, feet and face. Gosh, am I watching my body.
And suddenly after seven weeks the sweating stopped (admittedly after seeing a doctor and having a negative HIV test). Some others of what I imagine to be symptoms are still there...
But I just cannot believe that this should have been just out of anxiety. I admit, I'm very scared and very depressed. And I've had quite a few counselors tell me that cunnilingus and fellatio are (virtually) no risk. But still, I'm getting signs from my body that I have never experienced before. And this scares and depresses me to no end.
I just cannot help it, on Monday I have to get a 9-week test and I pray it'll still be negative.
I can imagine the responses I might get for this post, but this is the only place where I can go with my fears...
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The original poster used to forget switching on the AC and stupidassmoron forgot to do a calender check! I like his nick though :D
LOL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'd love to see what the original poster would think if they lived in Mumbai.