Anonymous
I WAS EXPOSE TO HIV BY INSERTING MY FINGERS IN THE VAGINA ON THE 22TH JUNE, 2014 AND BY AUGUST I HAD FATIGUE PAINS ON THE ARM. I TESTED AT THREE MONTHS, SIX MONTHS AND TEN MONTHS ALL NEGATIVE. AT THE MOMENT I HAVE NOISE IN MY EARS, STRONG HEART PULSE AND LINE ON MY FINGERNAILS. I AM CONFUSE OF ALL THESE SYMPTOMS. AM CONFUSE BECAUSE I HAVE A WIFE AND A SMALL BOY. PLEASE HELP ME. THANK YOU
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for contacting the Helpline for HIV related information. We are happy to assist you.

First of all, inserting fingers in the vagina is a Negligible risk: this means that there has never been a confirmed case of HIV from this activity

Second, symptoms can not be used to indicate HIV. The symptoms you feel in your arm and ears, etc., are not one that is related to HIV. When acute HIV symptoms do occur, they happen within 2-6 weeks and they go away in 8-10 days. They also look very similar to flu symptoms, and could be caused by many other things that are not related to HIV.

You can be assured that your negative test at 3 and 6 months are fully conclusive, as long as you have not had any risky activities in the 3 months before the test.

I hope we have answered your concerns. Feel free to contact us again if you have further questions.

Thanks


Sandra

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
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