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HIV Prevention and Testing => Do I Have HIV? => Topic started by: escargot123 on February 09, 2020, 08:11:00 am

Title: Some advice would be appreciated!
Post by: escargot123 on February 09, 2020, 08:11:00 am
Hello to everyone viewing this post.

I'm a 24 year old male and I've recently (around 3 and a half week ago) had protected vaginal intercourse with a sex worker. I believe I was quite drunk at the time, but I still remember that I put my condom on and it stayed on till the end. Lasted around an hour maybe?

However, the problem is that she and I made out deep quite a bit, and she performed oral fellatio on my penis. I never figured out her number nor did I find out whether she was HIV positive. When I woke up, I had a swollen lower lip that went away in less than 9 hours.

Assuming she was, can anyone give me a general assessment to how much risk I am of getting infected?
I've googled stuff on my own, and while I know that's generally a bad choice, I feel very anxious. I would very much appreciate it if someone experienced here can give me some general assessment.

Currently, as mentioned above it's been 3 weeks and half, and while there were no fever or any sort, I did get some questionable joint aches on my knees and feet.

Thanks in advance to anyone who decides to offer me some advice, as well as advance apologies for second language English.
Title: Re: Some advice would be appreciated!
Post by: Jim Allen on February 09, 2020, 08:40:33 am

Read your post three times, nothing you mentioned warrants concern. Move on with your life!

Continue to use condoms for any intercourse and test at least yearly out of standard routine for HIV and STI's

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 starting PrEP going forward as an additional layer of protection against HIV

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as safe in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other easier to transmit STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all 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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