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Is this the truth..
      #7492 - 07/22/00 08:26 PM

If this is true it may help my anxiety and worry, a lot.Is it truely that hard for a hetero male to get the virus, i have read articles which say that it is sometimes even rare (U.S.), then i read articles which make it sound very easy to contract. Personally I have only had one sexual partner which was with a hetero woman, it was unprotected at some times at the beginning of sex, then usually putting a condom on after a minute or so,sometimes the whole time was unprotected, i regret it now, after i found websites with info that scares me. I feel like i ruined myself and feel stupid. That has been my only sexual experience ever. Can anyone please clear things up for me, i never had any of the symptoms they talk about though, like swollen lymph nodes, etc..........Thank you, if u reply.

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      #7502 - 07/22/00 10:09 PM

It is relatively hard for a heterosexual make to get infected with HIV through a single act of insertive intercourse. However, your risk increases with multiple exposures.

You have to realize that no matter how hard it is to get infected, the warnings will still be there, and people still should get tested if they have been at risk. That's because HIV infection is truly a horrible disease. Even small risk is pretty scary in this context. If you think you've been at risk, I think you should get tested. Chances are that you are OK though!

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