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Last month i have sex with uzbekistan prostitute i am from india age 23, during intercource i realized that the condom was broken then i removed the condom and put a new one i dont know how much time my penis was exposed to her vagina (may be 5 seconds to 5 minutes) , after that with 3 hours i went to doctor he prescribe me Pep treatment within 5 hours i take first medicine of pep treatment , and 2 days ago i recently finish my cource of 1 month with no problem (physical or on rash or anything on penis) but today after almost more than 1 month after i see that behind the penis head there is one small red swollen rash like i am getting anxious that i have caught hiv please help me in this situation , after exposure my doctor recoment me some test including Std all come negative but i think or i am getting anxious that i might caught hiv and my life was ruin .
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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 the possibility of HIV transmitting during an encounter. We're happy to answer your question for you.

It's great you were proactive and went to seek out PEP, as if the condom breaks during sex it is considered high risk. This means that of the transmissions that have occurred, most have occurred during activities such as these. This does not mean that it occurred in your case.

You unfortunately can't know your status conclusively until 3 months (or 12 weeks) after finishing your PEP treatment. We encourage you to seek out a clinic for testing at that time.

As for the symptoms you are experiencing, we at AIDS Vancouver are not healthcare providers, so cannot comment on them. However, HIV infections are never diagnosed based on symptoms alone, simply because the symptoms of an HIV infection are quite common to many other common medical conditions. Testing is the only way to diagnose an HIV infection. If you're concerned about any symptoms you're experiencing, we'd encourage you to see a healthcare provider.

Also know that an HIV infection does not have to impact one's life as much as you think. HIV positive people are able to live happy, full, and long lives with the appropriate medication. There really is no need to fear having HIV.

Thanks a lot for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question, we hope it has been answered fully.

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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