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Escort
      #17526 - 04/22/01 02:04 PM

I feel very badly. I had sex with an escort while I was drunk. The sex was protected and there were no breaks or rips. Should I worry about this? I was told I had no risk since I wore a condom. Do I have to get a test for hiv?



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Re: Escort new
      #17527 - 04/22/01 05:12 PM

I think you mean you feel "bad", not "badly",...If you feel badly that means there is something wrong with your sense of touch.



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Re: Escort new
      #17528 - 04/22/01 07:47 PM

Thanks for correcting me but that doesn't help my situation. I am looking for advice and information. I am not looking for sympathy or pity. I am very upset with myself and would like some help with this. I don't feel it is something for you to make fun of. If you think my exposure was none then say that. You don't have to make me feel worse than I do already. Sorry I asked.



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      #17531 - 04/22/01 11:22 PM

Disregard the previous poster. This board is quickly becoming infested with know-it-all pricks with smart answers.

If you wore a condom and this was your only potential risk then I would say you dont have anything to worry about. Usually the thought that "oh my god, what if I caught a disease" comes after people feel guilty or ashamed, which is why you have people posting here about "Hi, I stuck a candy bar up a prostitute's cunt and then ate it, should I get tested? It tasted nuttier than usual, is this a symptom of HIV?"

Take a look around, there are so many "worried well" posting here that sometimes a near-zero risk like you is scoffed at by people who are worried for good reason.

Good luck and God Bless.



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Re: Escort new
      #17556 - 04/23/01 09:07 PM

Listen. We could go hours and hours telling you about your low to non existant risk that I would do nothing. You will constantly keep saying "what if...what if..." So dont fool yourself, your risk is quite low, nevertheless test at 12 weeks and then go. Good luck.



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Re:Shouldn't Ridcule even if it is bizarre. new
      #17560 - 04/24/01 09:14 AM

I think some of the people on here are so worried and scared becaus ethey don't know how exactly risky their sitaution was because it is so bizarre. Life is not black and white all the time, and some peopel on here who post bizarre thinsg fall into the gray category. If they did something known as a vehicle of transmission, of course they should worry. But often, people are worried because they don't know if they should worry, especially if they may've conatced bodily fluids but ina bizarre way. Sorry, for sound a little bad, it's just that I can feel some of these peoples' fears and they aren't pleasant and riduculing them will only give them an intense sting in their heart after their soul has been shattered by what they did.



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VERY TRUE , BUT ..... new
      #17563 - 04/24/01 01:35 PM

First off, you're right! I think compassion on this site needs to be of key importance. But, remember, compassion and understanding work both ways. Some posters need to be sensitive to the fact that some people on this forum have had high risks with HIV+ people, and are VERY stressed during this waiting period. Therefore, it can be frustrating for these extremely stressed people to read posts from those that have tested negative at 9 months and are still stressed about touching a doorknob (despite all of the advice/evidence they've received which tells them that HIV is not possible). In these cases, I think these people should be ecouraged (not harrassed) to seek counseling. However, they should also be aware that there are legitamately concerned / worried people in the true window period. Those are just my thoughts ...



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Understandable but.... new
      #17567 - 04/24/01 03:22 PM

Sorry to upset you. My exposure was not from a doorknob it was intercourse with an escort. Yes it was protected and it is much smaller than some exposures. All I can say is that I became worried. Maybe guilt. I have also added to it by thinking since after the intercourse she had touched herself and removed the condom from me and gave me a handjob. Maybe she had fluid on her hands I don't know. Sounds crazy to you but it is real to me. If someone told me I didn't need testing I would be happy. This is why I made an appointment with a counselor. I'm sorry if I upset you I was just hoping for some support in what I should do.



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No Worries new
      #17569 - 04/24/01 03:57 PM

I wasn't upset at all. I simply responded to your post, and explained why some people may become frustrated by certain postings where there is no risk whatsoever. Actually, I'm not even justifying why people respond angrily, because it IS wrong. I just think (and this is just MY opinion) that some people are quite assurred that they have no risk, but need the constant reassurance (even after an episode of touching a doorknob). In these cases, maybe the posters should read other posts and read other facts/information on HIV before posting such repetitive questions. Again, you didn't offend me at all, and best of luck to you.



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