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Protected sex(condom rash) and oral afterwards


Hi All,

5 weeks ago i went to a bar and met a girl. I had protected sex with her later that night. But the protected sex gave me a condom rash. Later she gave me oral with out condom for more than 10 min.

I have been suffering from sore throat from last three weeks. I having pain in both muscle and joints. I felt sharp pain near shoulders, armpits and neck. but i did not notice any swollen lymph nodes.

Today i gave p24 antigen test for hiv in nearest lab. I am feeling very scared.

how reliable in p24 antigen test after 5 weeks.

Jim Allen:

Receiving a blowjob is no HIV risk to you whatsoever. As for the intercourse, HIV can't transmit through an intact latex or polyurethane condom. If a condom fails during the act of intercourse it's obvious. There is no reason to be stressing about intercourse as long as this obvious issue did not happen.

Your symptoms are not HIV specific, please see your doctor and treat whatever is making you feel unwell instead of focusing on HIV and I hope you feel better soon.

--- Quote from: alonewolf on October 26, 2021, 03:29:19 am ---how reliable in p24 antigen test after 5 weeks.

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Unless you have had other sexual encounters not mentioned here there is no reason to be testing for HIV outside of the standard yearly routine.

Whenever you do test, standalone P24 antigen tests are not recommended for screening. Just get an antibodies test or a combination antibodies/antigen test.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about taking PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and, the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards


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