Hello. I'm a bisexual male in mid 30s. I recently had oral sex about 6 weeks ago. I both performed and gave it as we'll as had oral on my anus (eaten out). I'm sorry to be blunt. Within 6 weeks I had unexplainable ich in my ass, followed by a burning sensation that has lasted about a week. It has itched like crazy in back and front of my genitals. It doesn't scab over but just itches. About the same time I got itchy, my lymph nodes in my underarms began to swell and hurt, my right on became noticeable, and they have ached for a week, i alsoI came down with flu like symptoms minus a fever and vomiting. I had stomach cramps and mild diarrhea, sore throat and sinus trouble. I tested positive for the flu 3 weeks earlier, but I generally felt tired, like I had mono again.
Heres the question:
What is the odds I could have caught HIV from unprotected oral to the anus? (Receiving)
If not HIV, what else could cause serious itching/burning/ in genitals with same symptoms? (Flu like, itching burning rash, diarrheal, flu symptoms)
If HIV, does the rash itch/burn?
I'm getting a 6 week test done this week. Thanks!View Thread
Gail, thanks! I just found out the guy had adnoid surgery 2 days before encounter. We kissed, he performed oral (penile and anal). He also was with someone who lied to him and was HIV positive last feb. He said he was tested 3 x since then and is negative. I just don't trust him. Two questions:
1. Was there greater risk because of the surgery?
2. If I know I was negative through abstinence/being tested at 3 months prior to this guy, and if he did know he had it, is there anything I can do to prevent him from lying to others about it? (Criminal/civil?)
I'll be tested tomorrow and let you know. Thanks again!View Thread
Ok, so I have 2 questions: 1. I had flu symptoms and tested positive for flu a 2 weeks ago. Took tamaflu, and got better (a little - fever free for about 4 days). Starting 3 days ago, I've spiked a low grade 100.5 degree fever, had terrible headaches, swollen lymph nodes in neck/underarms, and terrible tiredness/ache. My exposure was 5-6 weeks ago, so needless to say, I'm scared. Can the flu come and go like that? Could I be seroconverting? MD examined me and doesn't know what is wrong with me so he gave me a z pack just in case. I've never hoped for MONO before, but at this point I'm hoping this is just mono. What complicates things... 2. I'm in between insurance. Quit my job to take a promotion and new job insurance doesn't kick in until January. I cannot afford COBRA. So I'm without insurance and feel very very sick and don't know what is wrong. I'm not afraid of the HIV diagnosis, I'm afraid that my insurance company would treat it as a pre-existing condition. If I get tested at a local free clinic such as the health dept. or an HIV testing/treatment non profit, do they report to my health insurance? Is there anywhere I can go to be anonymously tested? I live in Chattanooga, TN and I'm aware of Chattanooga Cares. Best!View Thread
I gave and received both protected anal sex and unprotected oral sex with a male friend about 5 weeks ago and up to this week (sorry to be graphic but I did actually slip into him while grinding 1 time - in and out as a top). Because I was an unprotected top, even if it was a brief moment, was this risky? It really was an accident.
I came down with a headache, and fever this week and completely sweat through my clothes at night waking up drenched. Went to md and he performed a flu test and blood work. Tested positive for influenza a through a nasal swab test. Started tamaflu and still have headache and fever. No swelling of lymph nodes or rash. So, I know I have the flu.
1. If HIV is a strand of influenza a, and I test positive for influenza a, is it possible (even remotely) that I don't have the flu and have HIV?
2. Could tamaflu help me if I did have HIV?