Worried

  • helion26

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    Sep 23, 2011 5:53 AM GMT
    It seems like there's a bunch of guys here who are worried from their experiences and I'm glad there's a forum like this where we can share our stories and support each other.

    It's been over a year since I've experimented with guys. Over a month ago I met this guy on Craigslist and he was freaky. He tried to BB me, but I said no, but being the idiot that I am, I decided to top him BB and he was okay with that. I just found it very odd that he wasn't being more precautious, but I thought I wouldn't really get infected. I didn't cum inside him, but did top him for a moderate amount of time. He also replied to my email with this in the subject: +) As I keep looking at it, I get more worried. If anyone knows what this means, please let me know. I hope it doesn't mean what I think it means. I did ask him if he was clean and he did say yes, but I just don't feel comfortable about it.

    I know what I have to do...get tested. The thing that kills me is that I have to wait for the window period, meaning I have to wait two more months or so. I'm thinking about getting a home test kit. Should I use those or see a doctor?

    I've definitely learned not to use Craigslist anymore and to use protection no matter what.

    Your comments are appreciated!
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    Sep 23, 2011 3:30 PM GMT
    Jprichva is pretty dead on about the risk of contracting the virus being low. That being said, Dont Take The Risk! Years back, there were a couple times I was less than careful, didn't wear a rubber, and even though I knew the risk was lower for a top, it's still a risk. Afterwards, I drove myself f$ckin crazy! I was lucky, but still. Seriously. I kinda liken barebacking to drunk driving or three barrel Russian roulette; MAYBE you can get away with a time or two, but eventually you'll end up in some shit.
    Take Care of Yo Self!
  • helion26

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    Oct 03, 2011 6:26 AM GMT
    thanks guys for replying. makes me feel a little bit more assured. got test for chlamydia and gono and they came out negative...whew. just need to wait to test for aids and stop going on CL.
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    Oct 04, 2011 4:50 AM GMT
    http://www.thebody.com/content/art13461.html

    Go down to Table 1. The average chance of you topping someone BB is 3/10,000 so the odds are on your side. Using condoms would have cut down the risk by 95-something percent, which is why people use them icon_neutral.gif they work as a very effective physical barrier for the virus, you know?

    Good luck on the testing. The odds are on your side, and meanwhile, no more BB, please.
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    Oct 23, 2011 12:44 AM GMT
    helion26 saidthanks guys for replying. makes me feel a little bit more assured. got test for chlamydia and gono and they came out negative...whew. just need to wait to test for aids and stop going on CL.


    Test for AIDS?
    I love society, and it's ignorance.
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:50 PM GMT
    go get tested!!!!
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    Oct 24, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    you get tested for HIV dear, just saying.
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    Oct 25, 2011 5:38 AM GMT
    jpBITCHva saidThe risk to the top is many times smaller than to the bottom. That's not to say that there is no risk, but far less and here's why:

    The virus travels in the bloodstream or through semen. When you BB, it is your semen (or blood) that is emitted, and according to you that's uninfected. You would have to receive fluids from the bottom in order for transmission to take place. How does this happen? Typically either from small cuts on the penis or in the groin area, or open sores.

    So....if you have no cuts or sores, it's unlikely your body received his fluids, even if he is infected (which he didn't say anyway).

    Get tested for peace of mind, but really, it's very unlikely that anything happened.

    And no more barebacking, really. Really.


    Actually there is research showing that you can contract HIV from the mucus in the rectum. I'll try to find a link.