Oct 15, 2002
Dear Dr Ryan,
I was foolish enough to enagage with a Malaysian Sex Worker. I sort of rubbed my genital around her genitals without protection but subsequently wore a condom and had sex with her. There might be a chance that during the rubbing some vaginal secretions came in contact with my genitals.
About five days later, i developed a slight flu and also a bout of rashes on my lower back. Are these symtons that I might have contracted HIV? I am at my wits ends...
Response from Mr. Kull
In order for HIV to be sexual transmitted, HIV infected fluids (such as vaginal secretions) need to come into direct contact with your mucous membranes (the lining of the urethra). This typically happens during penile-vaginal intercourse without a condom, and not through "rubbing" genitals against each other.
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