Anonymous
Hi,
13 days ago I had a sexual intercourse (vaginal) with a sex worker lady. She sat on on my penis about 5-10 second and penetrated 2-3 times. Then I immediately pulled out myself and used a condom. 36-hours later I started to feel something like influenza type of symptoms (cough, sneeze, fever etc.). 3-4 days later I also started to feel some numbness on the right side of my body (hand, arm, leg). And finally in last 1 week I have been feeling some surfing & hopping pains at my joints. Based on this given explaination how would you evaluate the risk of being infected with HIV for me? Can these symptoms be the probable signs of HIV at my body? Thanks for your time & support in advance. Regards.
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Anonymous
Hello,

Thank you for your inquiry. From what we gather from the question, you were asking about the risk of being infected with HIV after having unprotected sexual intercourse.
From the information given, this scenario is determined to be High Risk (Evidence of transmission through these activities and is the majority of cases of transmission).

Transmission equation: The scenario mentioned above does meet the three components of the transmission equation as it does involve the exchange of bodily fluids, high risk activity(unprotected vaginal intercourse) and direct access to the bloodstream(vagina).

Symptoms: HIV symptoms can mirror other viral infections(flu etc) or can be due or explained by other things, therefore testing is the only way to know.

Recommendation: Refer to Physician for HIV test.

Regards,
AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online, (Vardah)

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