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HIV RISK: Protected Anal Sex Con't


This is a con't of my question that was answered below. I know that WHO and AIDS Vancouver don't think of symptoms. However, is muscle ache in my upper right arm a sign of HIV? Or the lymph node that appears to be a little swollen up in the upper front ear lobe of my left ear? It's not really noticeable but, there it is.

Also, I was at the E.R at the 7 day Post Exposure mark (Sunday 18 Oct) and they did a 4th generation test, which I am likely to get the results of today. They said if they call that means I am positive, but that if they don't call me that means I am good.

I guess my question is, are ARS/Seroconversion symptoms known to appear this early?

As for my question, as I said, he didn't ejaculate, because I stopped the intercourse myself, and the condoms used weren't broken. Doesn't that in itself diminishes the chances of transmission to basically null? I am guessing that since my mother and brother for example have been sick, that this has also affected me since we live in the same household.

I am paranoid of my health as it is, and I need to know if I'll be fine. I have already scheduled an appointment with my primary health doctor for the 3 week and 1 day post exposure mark, to get tested for HIV via a 4th generation test since the Window period for such test would be at it's strongest then. Considering that's within it's within period, a negative result would be conclusive, but as usual, I will also test at the 3 month mark to make sure.



I initiated a sex intercourse with another male (male to male sex). I was the bottom in this case and we used TWO condom.

We didn't conduct any oral sex activities. During sex we replaced the condom with a another because we both wanted to feel more pleasure, or at least try. Long story short, we didn't finish the sex, and he never ejaculated and he left per my request.

I tested both condoms with water to see if there would be any leakage and there was none.

What are the risks into me getting HIV? Am I completely fine and don't need to worry? This happened today 10/11/2015, so I still have time to run to the E.R or my doctor and get PREP if needed.



Hi there! Thanks for contacting us with your HIV related questions/concerns. We're happy to help!

Anal protected sex is considered a low-risk activity. What this means is that although there have been a few reports of infection in this manner, they're usualyl under certain identifiable conditions. In this case, a condition would be a broken condom. Your condom didn't break, which greatly diminishes the risk. In theory, it would be no risk since condoms prevent the exchange of bodily fluids, but we say low risk to account for human error and breaking.

I would say you don't need to get tested or get PEP for this encounter, since the risk level was basically none.

I hope this helped!

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Penis Rubbing To Vagina With Vagina Fluid Can Cause HIV

A Few days ago , I had sex with a SexWorker(Most probably She is from Philippine ) in Bharian . Only for one time and after that I am in fear of HIV.
First of all I don't know if that girl has HIV or not . I kissed her and also fingering then I try to put my penis without condom , but it's not happened as it was not as hard that will go smoothly then I try to make it hard with my hand and touches the vagina Lips with penis (foreskin pull back) where vagina fluid present, and within few mnts I ejected in top of vagina with rubbing my penis without insertion in fact not get time to insert . Her vaginal fluid touches my penis top my Urethra ..

I am still in a trauma. I rubbed my penis on the lips of a vagina . Vaginal fluid touches my penis top means urethra WITHOUT PENETRATION .

Is that any chances to get HIV+. Please help me out , I am very scared. What should I do now.

I did several test,
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 33 days Its showing only one line in C (with fingertip blood)
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 40 days Its showing only one line in C (with fingertip blood)
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 42 days Its showing only one line in C with fingertip
Rapid HIV 1/2/O Antibody Only after 45 days Its showing only one line in C with fingertip
Then on 49 days : HIV 1/2 & P24 Combo(CMIA) from LALPathLab : 0.23 Non-Reactive.
Then Day 52 : HBsAg SeRUM (CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : Non-Reactive
Then Day 52 : HCV SeRUM (CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : 0.07 Non-Reactive
Then Day 52 : HIV 1 RNA QUANTITIVE (Real Time PCR) from LALPathLab INDIA : Target not detected Copies/ml
Then Day 56 : HIV 1/2 & P24 Combo(CMIA) from LALPathLab INDIA : 0.24 Non-Reactive.

As I work in GCC region so after 84 days I can only able to take rapid home test at 84 days ,should I go for that or my above test are conclusive ?

Please suggest ... I can't Sleep,can't work .
Please help me out to understand the result accuracy % and risk.
Should I continue sex with my wife without protection ? Am I free from HIV 1/2 ??


HIV cmia(SRL lab) repeatedly reactive more than 30 months elfa(SRL lab) chemiluminescence (quest lab)negative w.blot recently showed pol 66 positive (quest lab)no pcr done.Interpretation negative.please suggest.

Provisionally non reactive

My husband was tested 3 different ways as per NACO guidelines and his hiv 1&2 abs & p24 is reactive where as immuno chromotagraphy and immuno dot assay for antibodies is non reactive. However final result interpretation shows he is provisionally non reactive. Does this mean he has HIV?

Needle poke with no blood drawn

Can you get HIV if you come in contact with an HIV+ needle without it causing you to bleed? I got scratched by a needle from a guy that was HIV+. It barely scratched the surface of my skin and didn't ever bleed. I washed my hands immediately. Can i still get HIV from this?

How to know the "immunodeficiency diseases"?

Hi guys, I have read many your answers about the delayed HIV window period. To your knowledge, there are only 4 situations that may affect the window period of an HIV test. They are: (1) Antiviral treatment for Hepatitis C (HCV), (2) Treatment for cancer (chemotherapy), (3) P.E.P. treatment for HIV, (4) Other immunodeficiency diseases.
What I concerned is that, how can I know whether I have immunodeficiency diseases or not? At the present, I am in a normal health and I am rarely in sickness.
Thank you so much.


Hi, i took an immunochromatographic rapid hiv test 81 day after the possible exposure.it came non reactive. Is the result dependable or ill have to take another test?

HIV status negative but concerned abt other STD..

hello sir...
much tnxx to you for assisting us....
as my hiv status came negative after 6 month....but I am concerned about other sexual transmitted diseases (STD)...as I heard there are other sexual transmitted disease which are dangerous same as hiv...is it fact....
2ndly...Let me know all sexual transmitted diseases that I will be able to do test.....and tell me categorically among thrm which std diseases are curable and non curable ....tnxxx

ever, fatigue or malaise, joint pain, headache, loss of appetite, rash, night sweats, myalgias, nausea or diarrhea, and/or pharyngitis.

I am sorry i am asking this for the time but i am so lost and have up the anxiety now. my symptoms don't stop and are bothering me for 2 years. my doctor is unable to help as he says whether you have 1000s of ARS symptoms but when HIV test are cleared. its not HIV.. but i want you to read my post thoroughly, you will find out how hard my life has been so far.

Two years ago I had an high risk activity , it was unprotected vaginal sex which lasted for 20 mints. after 3 weeks, i got stomach problems and diagnosed gastritis. i had the worst fatigue ever and got a sore throat. i had the headaches which latest for 2 weeks. then i developed 5 small red rashes at my 5 weeks which are still there.
i had the continuous diarrhea because of gastritis for latest for almost 4 months.

on my 11 month, i diagnosed with sinusitis ,
did have sinusitis surgery twice on my 19 month but didn't work out.

on my 12 month i got parotiod gland problem they stab all the time and also cheek burning irritation and they are still with me for 1 year now. MRI diagnosed as parotiod gland problem.

on 14 month i got measelse/chicken pox again at the age of 28.

on 15 month i got a high fever of 102 centigrade which lasted for 22 days.

on my 18 i started to have this sensation of burning and stabbing at the back of my neck..

i tested at 3 month, 6 month, 9 month, 12 month, 15 month via Eclia 4th generation from here in Pakistan. every time i came out negative.

I have lost 5 KG and have horrible keen pain ever. my condition is getting worst, the parotid gland, cheek burning sensation and at the back of neck burning are disturbing me so much. it has been 2 years to my exposure now.

whats going on here. please help. i am very depressed now. when i search for my symptoms on all the internet, all these symptoms do match to my condition.

I am thinking to go for test once again, taking fourth generation and PCR at the same time.
I am losing my mind, i worry for my daughter and wife alot. my daughter is only of 8 months..

HIV fear

I did a sex with prostitute using two condoms which can be dangerous. The inner one was as it is but the outer one was slipped 25% condoms didn't break either. But after 2 days I had burning on penis doctor prescribed me cefixime 200 then after 10 days I developed non itchy rash on both palm of hands which come & go now from last 2 days I have had abdominal pain & semi diarrhea simultaneously I am developing sore throat as well.. Do these all due to HIV ? Which test I can go for after 20 days please help me I am too much nervous...


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