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Apr 23, 2013

Hi doctor,

I had protected sex twice in night. both were with new condoms (one not sure with date of expiry). Post sex the condoms were tested with water. neither shown leak. I also know during sex the condom did not slip.

There was also some fingering and light kissing (no deep kissing).

Am I at risk even though I took all possible precautions?

8-9 days post exposure i got few mouth ulcers which got self healed in week's time.

After 3 weeks i have started getting ARS symptoms of dry cough. The cough usually comes in night or after speaking length of time.

I also had a sore throat which was removed within 48 hrs after taking 1500 mg of azithromycin. The sore throat caused temperature of 100.5 for the day.

Apart from these symptoms, i do not notice any other things 4.5 weeks post exposure.

Please advise.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there,

You effectively managed your risk by taking all of the necessary precautions i.e. using a new condom for each act of penetrative sex.

Your symptoms have nothing to do with HIV. You do not need to be tested for this incident in particular.

In health,

Richard



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