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hi guys, heres my problem. 9 weeks ago i had protected sex with a sex worker. I also preformed cunninglus on her. I know must people say zero risk but i think im loosing my mind. 3 weeks after the exposure i developed a sore throat that is still slightly sore. The last few days i feel my legs and arms are spasming a lot but ialso keep finding lymph nodes all over my body. Ive been testd but wont know result till next week .. Not sure i can hold it together.
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1163575 tn?1339478617
dont worry..it will come out as negative
oral sex and protected sex carries no risk..
you can expect a negative result..
186166 tn?1385259382
There is no debate (among experts) about the HIV risks associated with oral sex.  The risk is so low that almost nobody who cares for HIV infected patients has ever had a patient believed to have been infected that way.  Among experts, it's a semantic issue about using terms like "no risk" and "very low risk".  There is no difference between my or Dr. Hook's use of "low risk" and other experts' "no risk".
DR. HANSFIELD

"And oral sex is basically safe sex -- completely safe with respect to HIV and although not zero risk for other STDs, the chance of infection is far lower than for unprotected vaginal or anal sex.  Please educate yourself about the real risks.  If you stick with oral sex and condom-protected vaginal or anal sex, you have no HIV worries and very little worry about other STDs. "   DR HANSFIELD

"I am sure you can find lots of people who belive that HIV is transmitted by oral sex, but you will not find scientific data to support this unrealistic concern..."   DR HOOK

"HIV is not spread by touching, masturbation, oral sex or condom protected sex."- DR. HOOK

in the public HIV Prevention forum of MedHelp, TEAK and the other moderators maintain that oral sex in all forms is a zero risk activity. Would you agree with this assessment?  
I TOTALLY AGREE / DR GARCIA
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guys thanks a million i hope ur right. I know im totally freakin out and i cant stop thinking about hiv 24-7. I have a fantastic wife and 3 beautiful kids, im sure what im feeling is guilt and stress
186166 tn?1385259382
EXXXXXXXXXXXACTLY
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thks lizzie, ive been a silent viewer of this site the past 9 weeks and you guys are fantastic , ye all have kept me going through this, just freaked out last few days x
186166 tn?1385259382
FEAR IS NOT FACT
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i totally know that, and as uve said on previous post , the mind is a powerful things and can play tricks on you
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hi guys, just 1 more question. Wat size should lymph nodes be? Im findin loads around my body and im freaked a bit, i just cant relax at all and my body aches all over
186166 tn?1385259382
of course you're finding them all over your body...we have them all over our bodies ! !  keep prodding at them...you'll finally get them to swell.

you DONT have swollen lymph nodes due to infection...YOU HAD NO RISK
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thanks lizzie for ur prompt reply, sorry if im askin silly questions i just cant relax
186166 tn?1385259382
guilt will kill ya
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tell me bout it, will tell wife everythin when i get test results
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ok . Now im totally freaked. Ive just found a swelling about 2 inchs long , its flat as opposed to round and u wouldnt notice it without touching , just on line between my groin and stomach, doesnt hurt but my hole body is twitching . Cant cope
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stay strong
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im tryin, just cant take tis anymore
938921 tn?1257296256
If you think that this swelling is a lymph node relax, HIV related swelling of lymph nodes is usually in more than one place. as said before, you had no risk. your "symptoms" are from anxiety, it can do crazy things with the body. so just relax, or you will die from a heart attack before taking the test, a test that u dont even need to take... only for reassurance maybe.
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thks i know , im tryin to relax and i know i need to cos my heart is racing. Had a 9 week test done but will be next week before i get result. Of course having felt tis swelling in stomach i think all my nodes are swollen
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938921 tn?1257296256
it is very hard to feel your abdominal lymph nodes, you would likely have to have advanced lymphoma and even then its rare to feel them. the most common places where you can feel your nodes are in the arm pits, neck,and groin.
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im sorry teak. Suppose i just wanted some re assurance as to what my groin swelling could be , i wont post again apologies
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See a doctor it is unrelated to HIV.
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thks teak, again my apologies,
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hi guys, got my 8.5 week test result , neg for all stds. However, my doc wants to test at 12 weeks even though i had small risk. Any thoughts?
186166 tn?1385259382
of course it was negative.

kindly move on...
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