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Worried HIV symtoms?
Anon_161859 posted:
Bi sexual male that usually don't do anal if i do with a condom. About a week ago a condom broke while we were having anal sex. I was the bottom. The guy i was with said he did not ejaculate yet and actuallly did by hand job right after. I am worried about precum and i really don't know his status. I did come down with a small temp, chills, scratchy throat, and a stuffed up head. Lasted two and half days. When i blew my nose and coughed I gut up green/brownish mucas. Sorry for being gross but am worried this is the sign of being infected. I got sick 6 days after my incident. I get tested regularly and usually won't be tested for another 4 months but starting to let paranoia set in. I have performed unprotected oral but don't swallow don't even know if that makes a difference. Any advice would be appreciated. The guy i was with swears he gets tested and that he is std free. Thanks
georgiagail responded:
The first stage of HIV (known at ARS) tends to occur two to six weeks after transmission so your "symptoms" six days after the condom broke are a bit early. ARS symptoms are described as "flu like" in nature and tend to last about two weeks. What you had doesn't sound like this.

The estimated risk from unprotected receptive (that's you) is 50 per 10,000 exposures with a source KNOWN to carry the virus. Your risk would be less since 1. you cannot confirm your partners status and 2. the risk assumes that the intercourse was carried to completion (i.e., ejaculation actually took place).

If you remain concerned you can always ask him to get tested. If he tests negative (and his last unprotected encounter was at least 3 months prior to this event) he, of course, does not have the virus to pass on to you.

Good luck!

josephjoe replied to georgiagail's response:
Thank you for your quick response. I didn't think this was the right symptoms and was a little early but my mind goes wild. I have received mixed signals on oral. I have been told contracting HIV orally is unlikely and have been told just the opposite so i don't know the real answer. What is your opionion? Thats it for questions i promise
georgiagail replied to josephjoe's response:
Oral sex carries an extremely low risk of HIV transmission. Think along the lines of .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures again with a source KNOWN to carry the virus.


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