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Terrified about HIV

May 12, 2014

Hello, on April 4th I had protected sex with a man of unknown status, however, when he pulled out we found out that the condom had broke. I am unsure if he ejaculated inside of me or he ejaculated when he pulled out. He told me to immediately use the rest room. I was so freaked out after the incident I asked him if he has been tested recently, and when was the last time he had sex. He told me he recently got tested last month as he works for a factory. He was more worried about me getting pregnant than him having something. Fast forward to 4 weeks, I have had a temp of 99.4, my temp is normally 97.9, I have had a sore throat for about a week, no swollen glands, rash, or night sweats but had loose stools for 4 days only in the morning. I have IBS-D but since giving up gluten my stomach has been ok so I don't know if the diarrhea is from my IBS or being infected. I also live in the mid west and temperatures have been going from 40 degrees and rainy to 80 degrees in sunny randomly. I need help please! What are my chances that I am positive? I will be going in to get tested next week but am so terrified I can not even function at home or work.

Response from Mr. Cordova

Hi there,

If your partner said he was recently tested, it's likely true. Also, the risk from a one-time incident is fairly low. Test at 90 days to be certain. I am confident the result will be negative.

In health,


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