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      03/01/04 08:28 AM

I engaged in receptive oral with a few men thru a website while in a different city from where i live. I always ask everyone if they are "poz" before we meet, as I think this "knowing" term will get them to be more likely to be honest with me. I do not receive anal intercourse, and don't give either, although I have given a couple times using a condom. I was with a gay man (partnered but cheating) who said he was neg. I did get a good amt. of ejaculate in my mouth, and, since the bathroom was not close, I had to hold it for 15 seconds before i could spit and rinse it out. I didnt swallow, though a tiny bit could have touched the back of my throat. I was using poppers, as well, which may irritate the back of the throat (?) It did not feel irritated. I had no known cuts in the mouth, and no chips were consumed that day. I always almost don't even brush the teeth before meeting someone. He told me he was negative, and I just went on his word. 10-14 days after the meeting, I felt a fatigued feeling, then went to bed, followed by a gaseous feeling in the morning, whcih turned into a slight fever, and mainly stomach-based problems with higher temperatures -- NEVER had night sweats, though. While the glands under the jaw did enlarge, i never felt the ones in the pits or groin enlarge. I continued to have a large amt.. of gas and changed bowels for about a week. I did go thru a bout with Salmonella last year, though, and i think someone told me that if you've had salmonella once, it is easy to get again. And I traced back 2 or 3 possible foods that could have provided me with that again, but not raw meat per se'. I may have gotten a bacteria in the stomach from rimming a guy the day before, too.
The slight fever subsided in 3 days or so, while the stomach and intestines took a good while to gradually get back to normal. about 2 1/2 weeks after the oral ejaculate incident, and 1 week after the initial illness, I unprotectedly ejaculated internally with my girlfriend. Now (12 to 14 days after the sex with her) she is experiencing nausea. I am very worried I may be in that small percentage of guys that contract hiv thru oral contact with semen. Here's another factor i think about:
some herbs and vitamin supplements in liquid form are designed to be taken sublingually --held under the tongue so it absorbs into the system. If this is possible, is it likely that HIV could enter the system if semen is under the tongue for
several seconds?
The other thing that got me worried about that one guy was that as I used the bathroom, I saw a tube on the countertop of a Doctor-prescribed topical ointment which turned out to be for Candidiasis (it was Nystatin Triclonolone) after I Googled it later that day. He may have been poz and just lies to get action. I know the man liked to engage in receiving anal sex, although he and I did not do that.
I want to get tested, and now it is 3 -to-4 weeks after my feared exposure, and I wan to use the Home Access kit, the antibody test. I wonder if I'd get a negative result that could turn into a positive a couple months down the road coz' I didnt wait long enough?
Sorry, so many questions. Hope some of you can help.
Thanks very much.

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