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Please assess my risk

Question: 

Hi

I made a mistake of having sex with a call girl. She put condom on my penis and gave me oral and then we had 3-4 min vaginal sex. Then I started feeling guilty and said no more. she had fingered herself a bit to make me enter her easily. then she asked me that she will me a handjob without condom. she then gave me a handjob without condom. I am super tensed of the whole situation. For the alst week, I have been having diarrohea, very itchy skin, lost my appetite and some rashes. also i feel a bit of higher than normal temperature. i completed 2 weeks today and I am dying here with tension. i can't even do my office work.. i have been asked to wait for a week or 2 to get tested. Please help me.

Answer: 

Hi there and thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver with your questions! We're happy to help.

Since you have described multiple activities, I am going to break them down one by one in terms of risk level:

1) Receiving oral sex is considered a negligible risk activity. This means that while it is theoretically possible to acquire HIV in this scenario, there has never been a confirmed report.

2) Protected vaginal sex is considered a low risk activity. This means that there have been a few reports of infection attributed to this activity, but usually under certain identifiable conditions (i.e. the condom breaking).

3) Receiving a hand job, which is known as "non-insertive masturbation", is considered a no risk activity.

Thus, out of the three things that you described, your activities vary from no risk to low risk. That being said, the correct use of a condom greatly reduces this risk as it acts as a barrier against the transmission of bodily fluids, which is how HIV is transmitted from person to person.

In terms of your symptoms: there are no specific symptoms of HIV. In fact, certain individuals may never develop symptoms, and for those who do, most symptoms will go away after a few days, or at most, a couple of weeks. This is why the only way to diagnose HIV is to get tested. Because HIV symptoms mirror so many other viral infections or can be explained by other things, we do not go by symptoms here at AIDS Vancouver.

Whether or not you want to get tested is your decision, and there are a variety of HIV tests available worldwide. The 4th Generation HIV test, also known as the "Combo" test or the "Duo" test, is an effective and reliable option. It is known as the "Duo" test because not only does it test for the presence of HIV antigens in your body, but it also tests for your body's production of HIV antibodies; hence its effectiveness. It would be a good idea to consult with your local health care practitioner if you want to consider HIV testing. However, keep in mind that your risk level is low, and that the correct use of an unbroken condom greatly lowers that risk.

If you’re interested, here are some great resources i

Avert and CATIE are two fantastic and reliable website concerning HIV transmission and testing, and I highly encourage you to take a read through if you have any further questions.

I hope I was able to answer your question, and feel free to contact us with any further concerns.

Regards,

Sierra, Helpline Volunteer

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online
helpline.aidsvancouver.org