i had 2 risk events back in june. i was with two different guys, unfortunately. the first guy (he was receptive.) that i was with, performed unprotected intercourse. he insisted and said he was clean... during the time with the second guy (i was receptive) the condom ended up breaking but he is hiv-. i recieved a call from a health clinic explaining that i may be hiv positive. i asked the first guy and he said he had just found out he was positive. i was treated for gonnorea and chlamydia a week after being with the first guy. after the treatment and 10 days of no sex i was with the second guy. between then and now ive had insane symptoms. tingling arms/fingers. headaches. diarreah. body aches. a sore on my groin area. i dont know if im being paranoid or if these were valid symptoms. i feel fine now. (minus the bump/sore on groin)
at six weeks i took an oraquick test and it tested negative. i am worried that in 6 weeks time my results may not be favor. since ive recieved chlamydia and gonnorea from the hiv+ partner, arent my chances of ontracting hiv greater?? im worried, and needless to say i have already changed my views on my sexual behavior. ive warned my second partner as well. he's more curious about the 3 month mark. so far he hasn't shown signs of the sti's.
any advice ar suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! thanks!View Thread
Perhaps, as I've never even heard of HPV lol. honestly, I've had these genital warts since I was a virgin. That makes perfect sense, but It's been a long time since I've had an out break. So once again, I have no reason to relate this to HIV? I trust what you're telling me lol but you must admit that the timing for this random outbreak couldn't be any worse hahaView Thread
just a small update. I woke up today finding a second genital wart. I was never diagnosed with Herpes, Ive had these sores before. Maybe once or twice a year since 2010. I'm not sure what they are, but the fact that they're showing up now has me questioning my results. I've never had these sores on my face or any other part of my body. just around genitals/anus.View Thread
was thinking the exact same thing. my partner assumed that i was hiv and that i gave it to him....i personally dont think thats the case. i think he's had it for a while and just didnt know. he probably told the lady from the clinic and she's treating the situation with preconcieved ideas. thats what im gathering from the conversation that took place. i told her that im waiting until the 3 month mark to re-test and she made it sound as if that was unheard of.View Thread
recieved a call from the clinic today (the one that told me about the risk initially.) she told me that the in home oraquick test wasnt "valid" and that i should come in to be tested. she said that user error may produce an invalid result. i was under the impression that if the C line shows up, it was fine. im not scared, but more confused if anything....View Thread
Thank you SO much for the reply. I really do appreciate it. I took the test at day 40 (for the first partner) day 34 for the second. I feel much more confident now, and my symptoms have all disappeared just since reading your reply. It's silly to think that i've been stressing myself into having false symptoms for the past two weeks! I was considering picking up another test for day 50. Then a final blood test at 90-100.
I've never been one that was "addicted" to sex, needless to say I will change my habits, and I consider myself a newfound celibate virgin after this!! This has been an incredibly scary experience. I've taken off work, I haven't been able to eat or sleep... or even drink. I've been afraid to do anything! I now feel as though theres at LEAST a ray of sunshine...
Waking up and finding out that you've had unprotected sex with someone thats HIV Positive is not the best feeling... I am still cautious, but very optimistic now. You grow up learning that "if you have sex with someone HIV Positive, you're automatically going to get infected." This way of thinking nearly led me to a ledge. Thank you again Gail. Regardless of what my future results are, you've most definitely changed my entire point of view about this entire situation.View Thread