Anonymous
I have vaginal sex with sex worker 43 days before. now I have all symptoms like pimples like bumps on body(coming and going). mussle pain ,joint pain. mouth sore,tongue round peeling skin.after 32 days I have done all test and all negative. I was in too tension. Please help me to get out from this hell.
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Anonymous
Hi there, and thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline for you HIV/AIDS related health information.

It sounds like you are concerned about your risk of HIV transmission after having sex with a Commercial Sex Trade Worker.

First of all, Commercial Sex Trade Workers are no more likely than any one else to be HIV positive. For this reason, on this forum we focus on the activities performed and not the individuals involved in the activities.

You say that you had vaginal sex. For this answer, I will assume that you used a condom.

Protected vaginal and anal sex is considered a Low Risk activity. This means that they present a potential for HIV transmission because they involve an exchange of body fluids. There have been a few reports of infection attributed to these activities (usually under certain identifiable conditions).


HIV presents itself differently in different people, therefore we cannot comment on the symptoms that you have been experiencing. HIV is not diagnosed based on symptoms. I would, however, recommend that you contact your health care provider to discuss your symptoms and develop a treatment plan. Symptoms can be indicative of other viral infections.


Here at AIDS Vancouver we encourage everyone to make HIV testing a part of their regular health care maintenance routine. The only way to know your status is to be tested.


You say that you had an HIV test 32 days post possibly exposure. All HIV tests are considered conclusive 3 months post exposure. If you feel that after the information provided here you would like to have another HIV test, have a test done at 3 months post exposure. This is when your results will be considered conclusive.


I would encourage you to check out the following resources about HIV:

  • HIV Basics


  • Smart Sex Resource


  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

    Hilary


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