I like many people on here am very paranoid about HIV. I always try to be safe and protect myself but somehow something always seems to happen/go wrong to make me worry about potentially having HIV. I was dating a girl who had an ex boyfriend who used intravenous drugs, she said she herself had also tried it once. Before we had sex we both confirmed that we had been tested and were both clean, only verbally, no actual written proof. We dated for about 3 or 4 months and had always used condoms, a couple times I would wash up afterwards as well. We didn't really even have sex that often, I would say maybe 8 times in that period (long distance relationship.) The first time we had sex though the condom I was using slipped off for about a minute or two, and a couple days before that I had a little bit of jean burn on my penis, it was in the process of healing at the time of this incident. My concern is that she was either lying about being tested or was tested too early for proper diagnosis and that I could have potentially contracted the virus because of this incident. I haven't had one symptom, I haven't even been sick in over a year (nothing more than minor allergies) since we parted ways, but in this time period since the incident I have tortured myself and almost fully convinced myself that I have the virus. I tried to get tested but my health insurance only covered one test for the year and that was the test I had before her and I had sex, my insurance completely ran out shortly after. Since then I have found a free health clinic but at this point I am so nervous/freaked out I'm not sure I even want to know what the result is, whether it be positive or negative, and the free clinic uses the mouth swab so I'm not really sure how accurate that is in its diagnosis. If anyone could help me out, give me a professional opinion, that would be great.View Thread
Just got back, negative, thank God. Thank you so much for your words of encouragement, I honestly think I would have gone another year stressing if it hadn't been for this site. It is a blessing to have someone like you available for help when situations like this arise.View Thread
Well I honestly have no way of knowing whether or not he shared or they shared with each other, I just regret I was dumb enough to even put myself in that situation. All I know for sure is that I had one quick slip up but used condoms with no problems from that point on and I haven't had one symptom or even any sort of sickness since the incident. I'm scheduling an appointment, and I'm hoping everything works out.View Thread
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