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« on: March 20, 2014, 07:15:26 AM »
Iam aged 25 yrs. I met a local prostitute on one month back. We had vaginal sex for 5 min using a condom. As of my knowledge my condom was intact (I donít know whether it was latex or other and I donít know it has micro holes.). No oral sex. After sex I had cleaned my penis with water. I have asked the lady whether she had hiv. She told no. and I told she has two kids also. She told her test before three months negative. But I donít trust her since she may be lieng. My problem is after 9 days of exposure I had developed throat infection, and 12 days after I developed swollen glands on my neck which are painful. I was having difficulty in swallowing. And I am having loose stool for 15 days from the day of exposure.  I am having low fever 99.6 to 100 F which is going and coming daily. Iam feeling internal hotness in body, fatigue and muscle pains. From last three days (after 27 days of exposure I am feeling sweat , hotness, and pain in armpits and groin but there is no significant swelling found (still my neck lymphnodes are swollen). I had gone for hiv tridot test and dna pcr test at 23 rd days of exposure, both came negative. Doctor prescribed me antibiotics iam using from fifteen days, still there is no use of them. Please tell me the reason why iam having all the symptoms after protected sex, what is the accuracy of my tests. I was so much worried all these days. please reply me..

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 07:31:52 AM »
You had protected vaginal sex and that was not a risk so you need not worry about being exposed to HIV, there was no exposure . Condoms are designed in a way that when they fail you know it without a doubt . Condoms do not get micro holes so an intact condom means no HIV .

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

It really is safe to move on and put this fear behind you . If you are sick go see your doctor because iif this is your only concern HIV is not whats causing you to be unwell . 

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 08:09:46 AM »
thank you very much for your kind reply. i have few questions please ans..
1. what is the accuracy of dna pcr test and hiv antibody test at 23 days after exposure.
2. is my symptoms are related to any other std than hiv
3. if my symptoms are related to ars , how long it will stay before they disappear. its been one month for me suffering from symptoms.
4. if my test result (im going to take for some peace of mind) after 6 weeks can be conclusive or i have to wait up to 3 months .
5. are my symptoms due to over anxiety which iam feeling now.
plz plz reply me, im in so much depression. i will never do any mistake in future if i got one more chance to live a good life.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 08:23:15 AM »
You did not have a risk so it would be a shame to waste money on an expensive dna pcr test that has to be confirmed at 3 months any way, especially given the fact that there was no risk to test for and its for peace of mind any way .  .

You are not having ARS symptoms . What ever is making you sick has nothing to do with HIV . We do not discuss symptoms because to do so would be to guess whats wrong and the fact is that your symptoms are in no way specific to HIV . If you are sick go see your doctor, we can not diagnose you over the internet .

If you wish to test for peace of mind you can do so 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at three months to confirm it . There are no shortcuts to HIV testing .

Although you did not have a risk and do not need to test for this specific incident , anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 10:54:42 AM »
thank u so much for ur information. i know i do not have risk. but my mind is always controlling me. i was out of control , crying always. its a good lesson to my life. your answer is so much convincing me that i can keep my anxiety down. . thank u so much for your reply.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2014, 10:59:03 AM »
I wish we could but sadly we cant help you with your anxiety, all we can do is give you the facts about HIV transmission and testing .

I suggest that it may benefit you to talk to your doctor about your anxiety ... your doctor is better suited to help you deal with that than we are .


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