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Hii i m 19 year old i had an un protected sex one month ago
i m afraid i m suffering from testiculer pain, lower abdominal pain and burning sensation in my penis can You please help i m very afraid


Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for your HIV/AIDS related health information. It seems you're concerned about some symptoms you're experiencing. We're happy to answer your question for you.

Unprotected sex, as you might've already read elsewhere on this site, is considered a high risk activity. High risk means that of the HIV transmissions that have occurred, most have occurred due to activities such as these. It does not mean that a transmission occurred in your case. To see the risks associated with various activities, we encourage you to check out our risk assessment page for more information.

Unfortunately at the AIDS Vancouver Helpline we are only volunteers, not trained healthcare providers. For this reason, we are not in a position to evaluate the symptoms you are currently experiencing. What we can say though is that HIV infections are never diagnosed based on symptoms alone, simply because the symptoms of an HIV infection are so common to many other medical conditions. The only way to diagnose an HIV infection is through testing. We really encourage you to speak with a healthcare provider about your symptoms.

Considering this was a high risk encounter, we'd encourage you to seek help from a clinic in your area. A simple google search will likely present results. If you have any questions about where to find a clinic, we encourage you to submit another question. Unfortunately HIV tests are not usually considered conclusive until at least 3 months post exposure, so you'll likely need to wait this long for conclusive results. Hopefully the healthcare provider you see will have more information.

Lastly, we'd like to provide you with some information on the use of condoms from one of our favourite resources at SmartSex. Condoms not only prevent the transmission of HIV, but many other STIs as well. We encourage you to use a condom for your future encounters.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question. We hope it has provided you with a bit of direction on what to do from here.


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