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PostPosted: Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:37 pm 

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Ok...First, yes I am going to see the doctor...but the panic is killing me....and yes, I take full responsibility for my stupidity...but I need some help....

I (male) had sex with a man I did not really know. I was doing the penetrating, and the condom broke. I began to pull out, but he went wilder and I ejaculated. Then he proceeded to tell me that he was HIV+, but that since I was the "top" (doing the pentrating) there was no risk (and he claimed to work for AIDS/HIV prevention). Even I know that is not true.

Later in the day, I began to get irritation at the end of my penis. Within a day I began to experience slight nausea, which has continued, mildly, for a few days.

From what I have read, these are not symptoms of HIV infection, especially within a day of exposure. I also understand that these are clearly indications of a transmission of STD(s)..probably more than one. Aside from the obvious, that I am risk becaise the man was HIV+, is the fact that OTHER STDs transmitted pretty much mean that HIV was transmitted with them? ie, does the aggressive nature of these other STDs mean that the transmission of HIV has probably occurred as well?

PLEASE any comments as to any of this are appreciated, but please be a little kind here...i was stupid, but...I am devastated....also, I am very new to using a message board so I hope that I did this correctly....and thank you....


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 11, 2008 8:25 am 
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Hi Tom,

Thanks for posting. You're doing the right thing by seeing your doctor, of course. Being exposed to HIV (or any other STD) doesn't automatically mean you've been infected - depends on things like viral load, how much fluid (if any) might have been exchanged, how much "trauma" (abrasions) might be present in the skin from the sex, and so on.

Symptoms related to HIV might take years to develop, too. Read CDC info on this at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/resources/qa/qa5.htm. I also don't know that your symptoms of irritation and nausea should by default be attributed to an STD, as there can be other explanations as well.

Talk with your healthcare provider and if you don't mind following up to let us know how you're doing, we'd appreciate hearing from you again.

Best,
Fredo

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