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please reply anxious
Jun 28, 2001

I had an exposure (oral sex with condom /mutual masturbation) and after about a few weeks i had flu like symtons,and rash ,the doctor said its chicken pox . is it a possiblilty that i may have been infected and hence had got chicken pox.please reply . is there a possibility that chicken pox may be a signal for possible hiv infection

Response from Mr. Kull

There is no connection between chicken pox and HIV infection. It is highly unlikely that you would have been infected with HIV in the encounter you describe. However, it is possible that you got chicken pox from your sexual partner. Chickenpox is much easier to contract than HIV, since transmission can occur through physical contact with an infected person. The virus that causes chickenpox, varicella-zoster, can also be airborne.

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