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Old 11-13-2012, 09:24 PM   #1
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How at risk am I

Firstly, I will get tested ASAP so I'm not looking for excuses not to by coming here

Also, yes I made a stupid choice twice by not thinking first

I'm a healthy male who had unprotected vaginal sex twice with a married woman. Once about two months ago and once 3-4 weeks ago. It has come out recently that her husband was also not faithful.

I've had no symptoms at all...Until today but not really.

Today I've developed a rash on my back that looks a lot like Xerotic Eczema. It's cooled down and dried out here significantly over the past few days so I'm thinking it's eczema or overly dry skin rather than ARS. No other symptoms accompany the rash, I don't know if that's significant.

So how at risk am I?

 
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Re: How at risk am I

Well its not a huge risk but its still a risk and from that you need to test. If your asking is the rash hiv related then no buds its not.

When was the last time you had sex with her?
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Re: How at risk am I

Thanks Apollo,
I was last intimate with her 3-4 weeks ago.

 
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Re: How at risk am I

Ok, well you can take a test at 6 weeks. A test then will be very unlikley to change and then take a test at 3 months for a conclusive result. You should also test for all std's as they are far more common and easier to catch and you can test for those now, just to rule anything out.

It may be worth getting your rash checked out if it continues.

I hope this helps mate?
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Re: How at risk am I

Thanks apollo

 
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Re: How at risk am I

Just an update on my rash:

As I said in my opening post it appeared and worsened yesterday. This morning it had improved some and improved even more this evening, though it's not gone yet.
I'm guessing that's a good sign and has lessened my anxiety.

 
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Re: How at risk am I

The chance she actually had HIV (extremely low) and the chance you caught it from 2 encounters with her if she actually was infected ( 1 in 1000-2000 exposures to a known positive person) addd up to be a miniscule risk, but nonetheless still there. Google "handsfield risk perspective" to calm yourself even more. He is an STD "expert".

Symptoms mean squat, and are almost always attributable to one of 10,000 everyday things. I have been here nearly 2 years, and I have seen countelss people come here with "every symptom in the book" and not seen one turn out positive.

Go for a 6 week test, that will be in the area of 99%+ accurate, meaning over 99% of people would have tested positive for antibodies had they actually been infected. Combine a negative test with the other 2 chances I listed above, and a 3 month test is a formality at that point .

 
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:52 PM   #8
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Re: How at risk am I

Thanks SOTM.
I'm trying very hard not to freak out and mostly succeeding. I tend not to be a hypochondriac. As a matter of fact I'm that jerk who's ready to drive a friend to the doctor because they coughed but would fight going myself even if I have a bullet hole in me... Well that may be an exaggeration but you get the idea.
I plan on having a six week test for sure.

Thanks again for responding.

 
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