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HIV Symptoms within One Year
An_247867 posted:
About a year ago, during a massage session, in my moments of weakness, I received oral sex from the girl giving me a massage. At that time, I also happened to "Finger" her. I did not ejaculate in her mouth. I had a slight cuticle cut on my finger but not bleeding just exposed skin - like when one's cuticles are peeling. I do not know whether she was infected although she says that she was clean and that the hotel checked them regularly. But she left soon after and I am not sure. About one month after this exposure, I took an HIV test and tested negative. However, everyone tell me that the gestation can be six months to a year. It is one year later - I have not had a flu, fever, weight loss, rash or any of the classic symptoms of HIV infection. Just a cold once or twice - I work out four times a week and am otherwise quite healthy. I have had all my blood tests done recently (except HIV) and everything is fine. Based on this, what are the chances of my having contracted this disease?
georgiagail responded:

Oral sex carries an extremely low risk of HIV transmission; think along the lines of .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures with a source known to carry the virus.

Your risk would be less since you cannot confirm your partners status.

Fingering with a peeling cuticle is not a risk.

pataj replied to georgiagail's response:
Thanks Gail.... you have just lifted my spirits! May I also presume that considering that even the oral sex was not by ejaculating whilst insider her, the risk further reduces?
georgiagail replied to pataj's response:
You're concerned about a risk that is less than .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures??

pataj replied to georgiagail's response:
The concern always remains! Kind of like a "What if".... but given all what you have said I feel better! Also, in the past year, ever since the incident, I have had none of the classical symptoms - just a slight cold once! Thanks a gain.

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