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Did i contract HIV virus?
« on: February 08, 2020, 10:09:05 pm »

7 days ago, i had sex with female sex worker. I wore a condom during sex.But during the process condom broke, after pulling my penis out from her vagina, I saw sperm leaking from condom. Its been 7 days after that encounter and now i am having continous muscle aches, joint aches, sore lower back and last evening i had head ache, heavy nausea and fatigue. I am freaking out because of the symptoms that i might have contracted HIV as i can see in google that most of my symptoms related to HIV.

2 days ago I texted that girl to know her HIV status but she never replied back.So i assume she is HIV Positive.Because a negative person would always reply back.

(And i used latex free, polyisoprene condoms which later i came to know are not that effective)

Do you think i am HIV + ?

« Last Edit: February 08, 2020, 10:24:17 pm by hulin »

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Re: Did i contract HIV virus?
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 10:25:52 pm »

Relax, your symptoms are not HIV specific or related to HIV from this incident. Do see your doctor though and treat whatever is making you feel unwell instead of stressing about it and I hope you feel better soon. Also, stop googling nonsense, it's just feeding your fears. 

Regarding the HIV risk from the broken condom incident, it is an HIV risk although the good news is that until the condom broke it would have been protecting you, also as you were the insertive partner it would be less risky than being the receiving partner as an example.

As it was a risk though you could test at 6 weeks post-incident with a blood-drawn HIV antibodies test and a negative result at that time will rarely ever change although if you wish you can confirm these result at 3 months post-encounter.

In the meantime, stop focusing on HIV and live your life as normal

2 days ago I texted that girl to know her HIV status but she never replied back.So i assume she is HIV Positive.Because a negative person would always reply back.

Perhaps she is just smart and simply doesn't like answering totally irrelevant questions as she knows the answer to this question is also utterly pointless ... ;)

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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