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Reged: 05/04/09
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Loc: Johannesburg, South Africa
Re: Flipping out. Sick of reading about symptoms...
      05/05/09 07:12 PM

Hey Countingdays,

Oral sex does not carry risk of HIV transmission so don't worry about that. Saliva doesn't make for good transmission at all and no cases have ever been reported of HIV transmission that way.

As for your protected vaginal sex, if it was completely protected and nothing went wrong with the condom then that's also OK and you don't need to worry either even if one was "particularly dodgy" as you put it.

The problem with you now is that your anxiety has taken over and you start looking for symptoms. Believe me, in your state you will find them whether they are real or not, Probably all caused by stress and anxiety. Amazing how the human body actually does that.

Doing the PCR DNA will not help because when you get the results whatever they may be, you will still be wondering if they are correct or not and your anxiety will just multiply.

Take a deep breath, relax and don't worry. If you want to be 100% sure, get tested at 6 weeks and if you really want to also at 3 months. I am sure your results will be negative on both tests.

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