I am from Bangladesh.
have some stupid mistakes in my life and I
am paying heavily for this Episode. #1
october 29,2014 I had protected vaginal sex
with a female csw.I also french kissed
her.Later found the girl HIV +.After 5 weeks I
experienced severe flue type illness.Swollen
lymph nodes under jaw and neck,loose
stool,hedeach,severe muscle and joint
pain,rash on both arm. I have tested after 3
months with 3rd generation rapid test,after 5
months with 3rd generation elisa, after 6.5
months with 3rd generation rapid test.All are
negative. 2# July
16 2017 I had protected oral and protected
vaginal sex with a female csw.Dont know
why? Vaginal part only lasted 10-15
seconds.The girl seemed a consistent
condom user.No real symptom aftee 1-4
weeks. Episode 3 # October 17 2017 I had
protected vaginal sex with a csw.She offered
me to have sex without a condom for extra
charge.But she assured me she gets tested
every month. Now you are thinking whats the
real problem.Actually Im experiencing the
symptom of overt aids.Lose of appetite,Loosing
weight,fatigue, dizziness ,swollen lymph
fungus,clubbing nail are
making my life hell.I have been loosing weight before my 2nd exposure.I haven't been tested for 2nd and 3rd exposure. I
dont know what to do? I cry and pray to
God.Ive ruined my life.In my country HIV stigma is very deep and like a death sentence.
Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the possibility of HIV transmission through protected vaginal sex, as you described had occurred twice in more recent years. From the information given, this scenario is determined to be of Low Risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities when certain conditions are met).
Condom use is one of the primary ways of protecting yourself against HIV transmission. Penetrative vaginal sex can be extremely effective if used properly, and without breakage. However, the use of condom's during penetrative vaginal intercourse is not 100% effective in preventing HIV transmission from occurring, due to the possibility of misuse and condom breakage.
In your case, you appear to have protected yourself by not engaging in condom less sex.
In regard to your symptoms, it is essential that you receive HIV testing as soon as possible in order to confirm your HIV status. Although some of the symptoms you have described above have been commonly linked to HIV seroconversion, there is no absolute way of proving that they are associated with HIV acquisition until you have received adequate HIV testing confirmation.
Recommendation: Please refer to a healthcare provider for more HIV testing for your most recent exposures.
All the best,
AIDS Vancouver Online/Helpline, Cody