I think at some point you end up just feeding your anxiety. You didn't have a risk. You didn't need to test ever. But you did and it was obviously negative and now you contemplate testing again. Why? That's just feeding anxiety. If you are nervous, work on that, being nervous and anxiety. As hiv is not at play here.
You guys helped me a lot last time.
I was forgetting about HIV and went again to the Doc bc of my still Nodes all over my body.
He seemed comcerned and said we should do another hiv test & again at 3 months..
My test at 8.5 weeks was Combo duo neg
I know you say/ a lot others Oral sex is safe sex. But some sites say it is a risk and also my Doc. Is a lil concerned and wanna rule everything out.
The other StD‘s all neg.
I am sorry bothering you again, I am alone with my fear now bc I don‘t want that my family/ friends will worry about me.
Is the risk higher if I did some deepthroat? Not a lot, maybe 3,4 times down/ up..
Thank you a lot & again I am sorry
Lana1989, I am sorry you are so anxious. We all knew your test and any hiv test you ever take for your episode would be negative. Since you had no risk. Hopefully this has given you final resolution to your anxiety and you can move on. If not, time to discuss anxiety with a health care provider. We knew you were negative from the no risk for HIV activity of oral sex and hope you now finally believe this as well.
You were never at risk since protected sex is safe to conclude, condoms are sufficient barrier to HIV transmission and oral is not a risk.
Your own assessment of your lymph glands being swollen is void for us, only a doctor can diagnose swollen glands. I urge you to see a doctor for your discomfort, irrespective of it, even if it is diagnosed as swollen, it will not be related to HIV since you were never at risk. Testing was not necessary.
A lot of people worry about oral sex but the data doesn't support this fear. No one has ever gotten HIV in a proven, documented case in the history of HIV. The ways that adults get HIV is from having unprotected vaginal or anal penetrating sex or sharing IV drug needles. Good job using a condom! That protected you in terms of HIV. Saliva inactivates the virus as does air.
Lymph nodes reacting is your immune response. Lots of things can set that off. And it could have been a good while ago that you were fighting something. Doctors do not diagnose HIV based on a lymph node swelling.
You don't need to retest based on what experts in HIV say. You never needed to test to begin with as you had no risk. Are you freaked out in the office of your doctor so they suggest that just to give you 'something' to try to calm you? Your negative test you already had was enough to do that, I'd think along with the knowledge that you can't get HIV from this type of encounter.
What do you do to combat your anxiety? Do you do any therapy?