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Is it possible for a person not to experience a symptoms? what if a person who didn't test does not show a symptoms how many months will he know he have HIV? If a person shows a symtoms is it always accompanied with fever and lymph nodes?
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What is the risk of getting HIV with oral sex and swallowing semen. How many days/weeks do I need to wait to get a test?
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186166 tn?1385259382
this is discussed REPEATEDLY on this forum,,.please read ! ! !

hiv is NOT transmitted through oral sex.  testing is not needed.
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even if I swallow semen? I have plhegm on my through and cough when I had that oral sex? Is is still risk free? What if the virus mixed with the phlegm? Is nose bleed also a symptoms of HIV?
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even if I swallow semen? I have plhegm on my throat and cough when I had that oral sex? Is is still risk free? What if the virus mixed with the phlegm? Is nose bleed also a symptoms of HIV?
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Not a risk.
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How about nose bleeding? I had that for a couple of nights. and also diarrhea for about a week.
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Nourdalal, they are not going to change their mind and you are going to drive yourself crazy posting about it, believe me
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I'm afraid of what I'm experiencing now.
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480448 tn?1426948538
Zero risk.  Time to move on.
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Really? I'm very much worried about my nose bleeding and diarrhea. Another question. Why is it that the other website says that there's a risk for oral sex especially if you swallowed semen? I really don't know what to do. I'm still in the window period that's why I'm very observant of the possible symptoms that I'm experiencing now. ;(
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Can somebody please answer me? I think I'm gonna die because of worries.
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I coud'nt find the thread regarding the symptoms. Is there a link? I'm just curious about symtoms because of the signs that I'm experiencing now. I just want to know if symptoms are apearing one by one weekly or not.
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Going off what teak says the symptoms all come at once
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But normally what are the symtoms? Because in my case I never had a fever and lymphnodes as far as I know. only diarrhea, I also had a mouth sore for about a week. nose bleed and cough with phlegm, sweating of hands and feet. headaches and pain in the eyes.
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I'm still in the window period thats why I'm very worried...
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480448 tn?1426948538
Sigh.

If you would have read the forum, you would see that one...oral sex is never a risk, and two, we don't typically discuss symptoms because they are not a proper indicator or status.  Only an HIV test will tell someone who had a risk (you didn't) if they are infected or not.

ARS symptoms in newly infected people are severe.  It's like having a horrible flu for 1-2 weeks.  You would most likely be in bed, you would be that sick.  There is almost ALWAYS an associated HIGH fever with ARS symptoms (over 101-102).  Other symptoms can include swollen lymph nodes in many areas of the body, a diffuse rash, drenching night sweats.  Symptoms come on all at once, and stop all together, they are not staggered.  Many newly infected people never have one symptom, others get very sick with textbook ARS symptoms.  This is why they are just not a good indicator, they are too inconsistent.

You didn't have a risk.  If you choose to believe you did, then get tested.  Your result will be negative.
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Thank you nusegirl. But what I'm worrying is that I swalloed the semen which ads risk to the transmission.
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Thank you nusegirl. But what I'm worrying is that I swallowed the semen which adds risk to the transmission. I'm afraid that the phlegm on my throat when I had that oral sex will mix with the HIV Virus if it is present.
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If you read what was written you would understand. I had all the "symptoms" after oral sex in the right time frame, I was in bed for a week, but the fact is I wasn't at risk. Calm down this ain't good for you
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Do you know the percentage of how many infected person shows symptoms and those who are not?
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480448 tn?1426948538
It doesn't matter if you swallowed semen or not, you still did not have a risk!!

We can't keep going round and round.  Accept our advice or not.  If you don't, that's fine, then take a test and be done with it.  There's nothing else we can tell you!
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I asked that because I've read that in the studies they've done about oral sex most of the particpants there are women. I'm just wondering what if the virus is more infectious in men (gay) than the women because saliva and hormones  of men are different from women?
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To all moderators Just one last question. Do you guarantee that I'm 100% negative from transmission? Because I'm planning to get an HIV test here in Saudi. I'm afraid that if I turn positive they will inform the authorities and will investigate me they can have me arrested because what I did was a homosexual act. it is punishable here. That's why before I get a test I want to make sure what will I expect. Thank you.
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