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Feb 3, 2014

hi i had a sex with sex worker about 2.5 months back i used condom but now im having sore throat since 4weaks and i have a round skin rash on my under arm do i get hiv i dont have fever or no weight loss no swallon glands i went to the doctor he told my sorethroat is due to bacterial infection but iam scared about this want to know if this are symptoms for hiv i went 10 to 20 times to sexworkers but used condom all the plz give me the suggestion thank you

Response from Ms. Southall

Hi Condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used correctly and do not break or slip off. Also if lubricant is used it must be water based. Because you use condoms every time you are actively preventing transmission. But....you are having sex with multiple partners which increase your risk of not just HIV but all of the other sexually transmitted infections out there. If your symptoms continue I would follow up with your health care provider and talk with them about getting a full STI screening to include HIV testing. But most likely it is a sore throat from an infection, cold, etc. Because you are using condoms you are decreasing your risk of transmission.

Be well and stay safe, Shannon



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