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I had swollen lymph nodes at my neck and two of the doctors said that it wasnt swollen lymphs it was just the muscle which is swollen. I had protected sex(double condom) before one month with a sex worker in England and i didn't smooch her. My penis was just in her for 2 to 3 minutes and i took it out soon before I came. Is there any possibility for me to get infected by HIV if the partner is been infected?

Got candidiasis from a sex worker!

My erection always dies out whenever i put on condom... It was a sex worker... first she gave me a hard and rash blowjob... i tried to do it with condom but i failed three times... out of frustration, i got on top of her without condom and rubbed my penis on to her vagina for at least 10 minutes... then suddenly i realized that my penis got into her... the moment i realized that i pulled it out... you can say it stayed inside her for at least 2-3 second... ...4-5 days after that encounter i spotted red spots on tip of my penis... i was getting worse every day... i went to a doctor... he diagnosed it as candidiasis(yeast infection)... and also suggested me to take HIV test after 4 weeks from the encounter and repeat it after 12 weeks... my candidiasis got OK after few days and i took 4 week hiv test it came back negative... but im still worried about my next test... suppose that sex worker has HIV what are the chances that my next test will come negative... and when should i take it again... now its my 5th week after the exposure... please help!!

unprotected oral and rubbing.


Its great to see you guys are helping out the community.

Couple of days ago, I went to the sauna and met 2 guys.
First guy, i gave him unprotected oral sex. No taste of pre-cum. He was pretty dry. I dont think I have any injury in my mouth. Then he rubbed his penis against my anus very hard, unprotected, but couldnt penetrate because I am very tight and he was big.Then we stopped.

Second guy, we had protected anal sex and he was the receiver.I checked the condom afterwards and it was not broken.

What are the risk involved here?

Pls kindly help as it is freaking me out specially what happened with the first guys.

Thank u heaps : )

ARS symptoms, seroconversion and psychological issues

Hello there!

On the 22nd of October I had a sexual encounter with a female sex worker. As I found out she was a forced sex worker. I am worried about her health status because it seems to be obvious she is not examined for STDs regularly. I was highly nervous because I never went to a sex worker before. So I can't tell anymore if I was careful enough during the change of condoms. We had unproetected oral sex where I was the receiving part and had protected anal/vaginal sex. Although I wrote we had protected anal/vaginal sex I am so worried that the condom might have failed or I was in contact with her fluids somehow.

I did a HIV PCR test 15 days after exposure and a DUO test with p24 antigen five weeks after the exposure. Both tests came back negative. Unfortunately I experienced massive ARS symptoms except fever. I am mostly worried about my tender lymph nodes which where swollen first near my groin. Then I experienced the same with my lymph nodes under my arms and behind my knees. The lymph nodes behind my knees are still tender and very hard like a pea. I am barely able to stand longer than 10 minutes. Even sitting is painful due to massive pain in the back of my legs. Diagnostically I was able to rule out everything - except a conclusive HIV result. It is not an active herpes infection like EBV and every syphilis test came back negative as well. I was tested for other STDs as well which came back negative as well altough I experienced some white discharge. So the doctor gave some antibiotics. My bloodtest for inflammatory proteins came back normal as well. Altough I received two negative results for HIV so far I am still worried about an infection because everything else is ruled out and I have persistent swollen lymph nodes :(

So I have to ask:
1. Was my HIV PCR test too early?
2. When will the seroconversion take place after an infection? If it is taking place for example on week 8 after exposure all my current HIV tests were negative cause the viral load might not be high enough or there were not enough antibodies yet. From what I have read even p24 antigen is only detectable 5 days before seroconversion takes place. So I am slightly confused about these diagnostic windows.
3. When is a syphilis test conclusive?
4. Have you ever heard from all these symptoms especially swollen lymph nodes due to mental stress. I have seen myself already with a positive test which made me cry over and over again. I feel completly helpless and can't deal with the situation any longer. It is like a Trauma although all tests came back negative so far. Do you have any advice how to deal with this situation avoiding to become sick by worrying?

Thanks in advance for your reply!

HIV and STD infection exposure

Last night i had sex with a sex worker. I do not know whether she is HIV infected or having any STD or not. We had intercourse three times that night. I had used condom every time.The first two times when i pulled out after ejaculation, the condom was completely covering my penis. I am a bit concerned about the third time because when i pulled out of her vagina, the condom was half way down, the condom had slipped some distance. i mean to say that the condom was covering 60% of my penis (with the head of penis being covered). Am i at a risk of being exposed to HIV or other STD? is there any chance that during the intercourse the condom might have come off completely out of my penis and the head of my penis made contact with her vagina and the condom again got inserted halfway into my penis during the intercourse? i also checked the breakage of the three used condoms by putting water in it but there was no squirting of water. Could you please help me with this? As this is the first time i had sex and i have become very much scared after this.

Condom question

So I had protected oral and vaginal sex with a woman. Used same condom for both acts.
Upon withdrawal I noticed the tip was hanging off as if it slipped off a little.
There didn't seem to be a breakage as there was ejaculate in the tip.
Is this still considered safe sex? Should I get tested?

Need to test again?


I'm from the UK and I recently had a low risk encounter (protected insertive sex with a female csw and giving & receiving unprotected oral).

I tested with the HIV ab/ag duo at 5 weeks or 36-37 days post possible exposure and it came back negative.

I was told by the clinic and GP that in England with the HIV duo the test is 99.89% accurate and more testing is not needed.

I am considered HIV negative and testing at 12 weeks is not needed.

Why is the window period different on this site and others?

I've also tested at home twice with a home rapid blood test at 8 weeks and those two came back negative.

Can I move on from this?

I've since gotten a cold but only mild....I'm thinking it's due to stress and I've been around people with a cold aswell.

regarding the swollen lymph glands

i had a fever with the swollen lymph glands at the neck, and the swelling has come down with a couple of days, but i have cracks on my lips which look pale white and there is a sore under my tongue(the sore is not much painfull). this is happening after one month when i had sexual intercourse(complete protected sex), but still im worried that it would be some Sexually transmitted disease. is anything possible if there where some mis-happenings(condom breakage).as far as i know the condom didnt break. i dont know whether my partner(female) was infected. please reply as soon as possible .. your reply will help me a lot.

regarding condoms

i used double condoms for having vaginal sex and it just took few minutes for me. Is there any possibility for the condom to break and me to get infected if she has hiv?

Please help me

Hi every one!
Sorry for my poor English,i'm from asia. i had sex with a sexworker and used condom. i was fingering her vagina by right hand.my finger had no cut at that time and there was vagina fluid on it.but after we finished i just cleaned my hand by paper not water and it was dry.On the left hand i had a small wound but it was not bleeding ,and i used my right hand which was dry to touch on that wound many times.i'm worried that virus hiv was still on my right hand and it could transmit hiv into my blood via the wound.i'm so tense now.could i get hiv infected? Should i use PEP in this case?


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