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    Anon_136251 posted:
    I'm a woman and a guy I know we messed around where he went down on me a few times, fingered me a few times and we mutually masturbated a couple times where he came outside of me. He says that no cum was near inside of me and he had no cuts on his fingers. About 7 days later I got a cold with minor aches, sore throat, and slight fever. I was on a vacation and my relative had a similar thing. Should I be worried?
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    georgiagail responded:
    I am going to assume you do not know this mans status.

    Your only "risk" is from oral sex and that is an unbelievably low risk. Think along the lines of an estimated risk of .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures with a source KNOWN to carry the virus.

    If you remain concerned over this incredibly small risk then consider getting tested at the 3 month mark.

    Gail
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Do you think it's worth getting a test over? I'm sorry I'm just worried.
     
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    georgiagail replied to Anon_136251's response:
    Is this partner HIV positive?
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    I don't know
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    I don't know
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to Anon_136251's response:
    Is it normal for ars symptoms to occur after 7 days?
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to Anon_136251's response:
    Is it normal for ars symptoms to occur after 7 days?
     
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    georgiagail replied to Anon_136251's response:
    ARS generally occurs two to six weeks after transmission and are described as "flu like" in nature.

    Suggestions..
    1. The fact a relative had the same symptoms would suggest there is a cold/flu going around.
    2. Never engage in sexual contact with someone unless you can confirm their status beforehand.
    3. Even assuming they are positive, review the EXTREMELY low risk from oral sex and continue on from there in determining whether you wish to undergo testing.

    Gail
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    If I had a cold like illness with moderate body aches, sore throat, would that cause lymph nodes in groin to swell?
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    If I had a cold like illness with moderate body aches and sore throat, would the lymph nodes in groin swell? I had a fever and body aches for one day but I think the lymph nodes in groin are still swollen
     
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    georgiagail replied to Anon_136251's response:
    Yes; lymph nodes swell with a cold.
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    I remember my partner fingered me kinda rough and later on I found kinda yellowish discharge on my underwear. Could this be blood? He never inserted his penis in me he just fingered me a couple times and went down on me. Do you think its a risk? Should I be worried? We mutually masturbated after he fingered me and he says that he didn't touch his ejaculate and then finger me. I'm just worried
     
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    georgiagail replied to Anon_136251's response:
    "Could this be blood?"

    No.

    The only risk is from the oral sex and that has previously been explained. Again, estimated to be .5 to 1 per 10,000 exposures with a source KNOWN to carry the virus.

    Please stop worrying about all of this.

    Gail
     
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    Anon_136251 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Thanks Gail. Lastly, even though oral carries a risk, then I shouldn't worry about given the low risk it is or is it worth considering?


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