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Old 12-06-2012, 09:44 PM   #1
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At first I was unconcerned... then :(

At first I was unconcerned....then...

Hi Guys

I had anal sex protected with a professional recently (top and very brief) only my 3rd time doing this. Anyway seeing as it was (to my knowledge) protected i didn't worry. But then something happened let me give you a timeline of events:

Day one: Possible exposure (condom worn & unbroken to my knowledge)

Day eight: Almost to the hour a sore throat develops as evening approaches a headache, aches, chills, night sweats etc.

Day Nine: Today symptoms peaked really tired, bed ridden, swollen neck glands (golf ball size) and a headache

Day Ten: Still feeling crap i went to the Dr who took one look at my throat and said "bad case of strep throat" and prescribed antibiotics. 5 hours after starting them throat improves and overall well being improves over next few days.

Day Tweleve: Feeling much better no sore throat but still waking with light night sweats on arms and legs only!? Still a bit fatigued but feel as though I'm on the mend.

Is this ARS? Is it to soon for ARS? Now before anyone starts calling this a 'no risk' situation (which I would have agreed with if I hadn't got sick), I have found several cases in the "Just diagnosed" section of another forum where people say they used condoms and still got HIV.. This is why I'm scared. I even saw a post from a guy saying a dr told him he had strep throat so he decided to test anyway and came out poz and thinks the strep was ars.

Do i really have nothing to worry about regarding this exposure? Could those symptoms suggest something untoward happened to the condom that i did not notice? Or is all this purely coincidental ?

Appreciate your thoughts, I'm really worried

 
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Re: At first I was unconcerned....then :(

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At first I was unconcerned....then...

Hi Guys

I had anal sex protected with a professional recently (top and very brief) only my 3rd time doing this. Anyway seeing as it was (to my knowledge) protected i didn't worry. But then something happened let me give you a timeline of events:

Day one: Possible exposure (condom worn & unbroken to my knowledge)

Day eight: Almost to the hour a sore throat develops as evening approaches a headache, aches, chills, night sweats etc.

Day Nine: Today symptoms peaked really tired, bed ridden, swollen neck glands (golf ball size) and a headache

Day Ten: Still feeling crap i went to the Dr who took one look at my throat and said "bad case of strep throat" and prescribed antibiotics. 5 hours after starting them throat improves and overall well being improves over next few days.

Day Tweleve: Feeling much better no sore throat but still waking with light night sweats on arms and legs only!? Still a bit fatigued but feel as though I'm on the mend.

Is this ARS? Is it to soon for ARS? Now before anyone starts calling this a 'no risk' situation (which I would have agreed with if I hadn't got sick), I have found several cases in the "Just diagnosed" section of another forum where people say they used condoms and still got HIV.. This is why I'm scared. I even saw a post from a guy saying a dr told him he had strep throat so he decided to test anyway and came out poz and thinks the strep was ars.

Do i really have nothing to worry about regarding this exposure? Could those symptoms suggest something untoward happened to the condom that i did not notice? Or is all this purely coincidental ?

Appreciate your thoughts, I'm really worried
You had protected sex, so NOTHING you say can be down to HIV mate.
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Old 12-06-2012, 10:42 PM   #3
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Re: At first I was unconcerned....then :(

Thanks apollo reassuring words for sure. I agree with you, it's just the symptoms threw me a curveball that started me second guessing myself. I guess I'll just have to test to shut my mind off completely.

 
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Thanks apollo reassuring words for sure. I agree with you, it's just the symptoms threw me a curveball that started me second guessing myself. I guess I'll just have to test to shut my mind off completely.
You would be better off seeing a doctor again, their is NO point testing, you were never at risk.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #5
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Re: At first I was unconcerned....then :(

Anyone can post anything on an internet forum, it doesn't mean it's true. Protected sex is not risk for HIV.

 
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Re: At first I was unconcerned....then :(

It's really easy to catch strep throat from someone because it's highly contagious. It's also very common. HIV on the other hand is very hard to catch from someone, and impossible to catch for someone like you who was never exposed to it in the first place. There are no curve balls here, it's as black and white as it gets. No exposure means no risk which means your problems have nothing to do with HIV.

 
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