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Risk of Infection?
      #185818 - 04/11/06 12:42 PM


I am really worried about stuff.

A few months ago I had sex with a prostitute (I used a condom) and about thirty days later I had some symptoms.

These were profuse runny nose, sore throat, phlegmy cough and fatigue. I also had a mouth ulcer.

Most of the symptoms lasted about five days, although the cough lingered a little, and the ulcer took a few days longer to clear up as well. The symptoms happened mid-February, around the 16th - 20th.

No obvious rash - no obvious swellings - albeit an itchy jawline.

What is my risk of being infected with HIV? Should I be tested?

Please answer - since then I have been really stressed and afraid.

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      #185820 - 04/11/06 12:49 PM

Sorry about those symptoms. Colds and allergies can be a real pain, but they don't have a thing to do with HIV.

You used a condom. That's exactly what you are supposed to do, so I'm really not sure why you now think you have a problem. Testing after having sex with a condom isn't needed.

Now it doesn't hurt to test once a year for ALL STD's if you are sexually active.

Just remember, getting a cold after having PROTECTED sex with someone doesn't not equal HIV infection.

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      #185844 - 04/11/06 02:03 PM

What is my risk (I used a condom) of being infected with HIV? Safe sex is just that SAFE.
Should I be tested? Maybe for piece of mind, but you did have safe sex.

And why dose everyone think just because a woman is a prostitute she has HIV, I really think that is kind of dumb.

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      #185849 - 04/11/06 02:14 PM


regards from india

if the condom did not fail, i do not see any reason for you to worry or test for HIV.


Take Care

God Bless you

Stay Well

Love Ravi

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