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I AM WORRIED SICK
      #10403 - 10/02/00 05:47 PM

about a month ago i had a sort of risky situation where a man rimmed me. i really scared me because he was not practicing safe sex and wanted to have unprotected anal sex. i said no way! about five days after that i started to feel a headache come on and i never get headaches!!! my sinuses were giving me trouble at time too. it increasingly got worse and came and went every day for a whole month!!! I also had a stiff neck, puffiness around the eyes, watery ichey eyes, and sensitivity to light. i took my temperature and it was normal. i didn't have any body aches anywhere else and no rash or other symptoms. i am scared to death and i can't stop thinking about it. do i have hiv????



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Re: I AM WORRIED SICK new
      #10405 - 10/02/00 06:28 PM

We can't really tell you if you have HIV unless you take an antibody test. If you had protected anal sex using a latex condom, your chances of being infected are very low or close to nil. The worst thing you can do is to constantly check yourself for symptoms. If it will help you in any way, go get tested. Good luck!



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Re: I AM WORRIED SICK new
      #10406 - 10/02/00 07:43 PM

if all you got was a rim job and that is the truth,
(please do not take exception to that it is hard for people to come out with their whole exposure sometimes)
then you have nothing to worry about. hiv is not transmitted that way. i am putting a post from ryan kull the bodies hiv transmission expert below please read it.
....mc Hi. Thank you for your question. Let me review with you about the risks from oral-anal sex (also known as "rimming"). As you will see, the risk for HIV depends on the specific circumstances. But the health risks are actually higher for infections other than HIV.
If you are on the receiving end from someone rimming you (oral-anal sex), you are only being exposed to saliva, and nobody has ever been infected with HIV through saliva. This activity is very low risk for HIV.

If you are rimming another person (giving them oral-anal sex with potential exposure to feces), normally you would also be at low risk for HIV. There would only be a risk for HIV if you were directly exposed to visible blood (which is usually not the case during rimming). The only time a person may be exposed to blood, would be if rimming took place after anally fingering them, after anal intercourse, or after fisting them. Other than this, a person would usually not be exposed to blood, and the risk for HIV would normally be low.





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GaryNPA
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      #10430 - 10/03/00 08:30 AM

You had no real risk in the exposure (if you have given us the whole story). Your symptoms sound like allergies and possibly a sinus infection to me... not hiv.



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