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Title: boyfriend got raped when he was a kid
Post by: meatballmeat on May 18, 2016, 02:50:08 am
hello everyone! my boyfriend said he was raped when he was very young, at age of 7. And then now he is 24, only the symptoms of hiv appear. Is this case possible ? It is already more than 15 years.
Title: Re: boyfriend got raped when he was a kid
Post by: Jim Allen on May 18, 2016, 03:21:50 am
Hi

If I understand correctly he has not tested or been diagnosed but is simply ill at the moment.  We don't discuss symptoms here, if you are concerned about your status go and test at 13 weeks past any possible exposure to confirm your HIV status.

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. As you are sexually active, it is highly recommended that you get a full sexual health check-up / screening at least annually including but not limited to hiv testing.

Remember that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's. So please do get fully tested regularly for all STI's including HIV and 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.

Finally use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, to avoid sexually transmitted hiv.

Kind regards

Jim

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