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Old 12-07-2010, 02:11 PM   #1
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Teen here, am I HIV+

Let me start off by saying that next week I am going to go get tested, but I would just like some reassurance.

I'm 17 years old and I've had sex with 4 guys over the past 4 years. With all 4 encounters I've only preformed oral sex and when I was anally penetrated( they did not orgasm while still inside.

I just got my blood work back and they say I have a low white blood cell count and they want to see me back next year or in the next 6 months.

Not only that but for the last 2 years I've had reoccurring diarrhea . One or twice every month I would get stomach cramps that would cause me to reuse the bathroom quite a few times during the day.

Im extremely scared right now, I just don't know what Im going to do.

Im hoping that my low white blood cell count might be due to my weight

I'm 6'2 and 140 lbs.

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Old 12-07-2010, 03:07 PM   #2
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Did you use protection?

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

No, we didn't.

am I still at a high risk?

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Yes you are considered HIGH RISK. When was your last exposure?

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:20 PM   #5
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

about 8 months ago.

oh my god I don't know what Im going to do, all the symptoms are there and now my white blood cell count is low... I've even contemplated suicide if I turn out to be positive.

are you sure Im at high risk even if I didn't actually come in contact with the semen? They never actually orgasm ed while still inside.

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

OK just calm down.... There are alot of other reasons why a persons white blood cells can be low...You cant determine that you have HIV though symptoms alone.... I Was going through the same thing. I go for my last testing on the 10th. Its not just you who is at high risk its anyone who has unprotected sex including me. Dont get to worked up about it. Your last expsoure is long enough that you can get an accurate result. If you cant wait you can go to a testing center and recieve a rapid test and have your results in 20 minutes or less.

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Don't freak, and don't start planning what you'll do if you're +. Just go get tested. Odds are that you are not positive (but you DO need to start practicing safe sex...HIV isn't the only disease out there and some of the other ones are equally as bad such as hepatitis, or simply incurable such as herpes).

If you are +, there are drugs out now that are affordable and make the disease manageable for most people.

The symptoms you've listed could be anything. You could have irritable bowel, etc. Get the test, so you know for sure, and then start being safe. Then you won't have to go through this scary time again.

 
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Old 12-07-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Thank you, If I turn out to be negative this will definitely be a lesson learned.

Thank you soooooo much.

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Hi there,

missy1983 is correct when she states you had an high risk exposure but please allow me to put some figures on this and put your exposure into context. OK anal sex is classed as high risk but it is not given that because you have an high risk exposure you will automatically contract HIV. Given which ever site you may wish to look at the odds of you contracting HIV though anal sex with somebody who is known to have HIV is between 200 and 500 to one ( depending on where you look). Since you don't know the status of the individuals you had sex with the odds of you actually having sex with somebody who is HIV positive is around about 1000 to one.

Given these two figures means that the odds of you actually contracting HIV through one episode of anal sex, with somebody who's status is unknown, are around about 200,000 to 500,000 to one.

When something is classed as high risk it does not mean that risk is absolute and you will absolutly get HIV, it means that you have had the highest risk possible.

As other members have stated, please calm down, please try to relax and take this one step at a time. Yes, you have had an high risk exposure but even so the odds of you actually contracting HIV through this are not as high as you may imagine. It is important that you get checked out, though, to determine your status. It is all good and well giving you odds, but ultimatly the only way and I mean the only way to determine your status is through a blood test. It cannot be determined by symptoms.

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Old 12-07-2010, 07:31 PM   #10
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

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Very well said. Thank you for clearing that up

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

A low white blood count is quite common for many reasons, for eg, if you have taken anti biotics, health styles etc. Their are other issues that are not so good but you would be quite ill. I myself some years ago went throu this and like you was very freaked out by the options they were giving me, turned out to be nothing in the end..

A HIV INSTI will give the results in 10 mins and is a very acurate test. You may want to do a full STD health check whilst testing, as STD's are far more common that HIV.

I would still recommend testing again in 8 weeks ( after you last exposure) with a HIV DUO or Elisa, as you have no idea if they have been having unprotected sex else where. So a test now will tell you your status ( as now ) and test again in 8 weeks to the last date of unprotected sex, then you will have conclusive results.

Im not going to speculate on the results, but to say, if you get the all clear, what ever life style you have, just use condoms and if they choose not to, then dont have sex

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Old 12-08-2010, 12:33 PM   #12
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

IM NEGATIVE!!!!! i had a rapid test done 3 hours ago!!

im never having sex until Im married and sure they are negative too

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

Congrats!!! Im very happy for you!! You dont have to wait until your married just make sure you protect yourself at ALL times. People dont always get tested and dont know their status so you should make sure you keep yourself safe. You are the protector of your health.

 
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IM NEGATIVE!!!!! i had a rapid test done 3 hours ago!!

im never having sex until Im married and sure they are negative too
Hi there,

Many congratulations, not only on the great news but in the way you have handled this. It takes a very special person to have courage to do what you did and I am very pleased you have had a happy outcome.

Take care of yourself, regards Kevin.

 
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Re: Teen here, am I HIV+

I am so glad to hear it! Congratulations!

 
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