what is my risk? pls help
May 14, 2011
Hi sir, I wrote once to you before but there was no reply. so I'm writing another 1.
I'm a foreigner from Malaysia. Had sex with a prostitute back in Feb. It was protected vaginal sex and unprotected oral sex (giving)but after 2 weeks I got chlamydia. Was it through unprotected oral sex? Went to for a checkup and took doxycycline. The doctor told me has not encountered a patient who gets HIV through protected sex.
Knowing this. I had sex another time with a prostitute in April, it was protected sex and unprotected oral sex (receiving). Now I'm having a bit of sore throat, mild pain while swallowing my saliva and my chest and back have this red dots spreading all over. this red dots look like mosquitoes bites. And also my whole body itches. not intense itchiness.
is this signs of early HIV symptoms cause I'm starting to get worried.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Foreigner from Malaysia,
Yes, it's theoretically possible to contract chlamydia via unprotected oral sex, although I'm not aware of any reliable clinical study that has been conducted that measured the actual risk of oral transmission. Chlamydia has been isolated from throat cultures.
Regarding the risk of HIV transmission from oral sex, see link below.
Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. If you have placed yourself at risk for acquiring HIV, symptoms or no symptoms, you should get an HIV-antibody test at the three-month mark.
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