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Scotsman needs advice

May 25, 2011

Greetings from Glasgow Dr Frascino,

I wonder if you could afford me some of your wisdom. I had anal sex with a positive guy a week ago - I was the bottom partner and we used condoms (even changing them frequently). I was a bit sore (im not often on the bottom bunk and had a tiny bit of bleeding as the sex went on for a while) so we swapped to oral sex. 4 days after this I developed a really sore throat, stiff neck and swollen glands - lasting maybe 3 or 4 days then disappearing.

My question is - does this sound worrisome for HIV? Are my symptoms a concern? My partner told me the condoms were intact - unless visual inspection missed something as we didnt put them through vigorous tests - this possibility has me worried.

I thought 4 days was a bit early but Dr Google has me worried as some sites say they can appear as early as two days. My partner is undetectable with no other STD's.

Any help would be great Dr!!


Response from Dr. Frascino

Hey, Cameron, Scotsman from Glasgow.

Protected sex is indeed protected, assuming the latex condoms were used properly and did not break. HIV cannot permeate intact latex. No way. No how.

Symptoms are notoriously unreliable in predicting who is and is not HIV infected. Consequently no, your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV.

"Dr. Google" tends to scare the hell out of folks when it comes to HIV symptoms and related matters.

Now that I've answered your question, how about answering a couple of questions for me? What do Scotsmen wear under those sexy kilts? And what does a Scotsman do if he gets a tilt in his kilt?

Dr. Bob

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