Anonymous
Thanks for your good selfless works and saving lives. I will be brief and precise. I had sex with three CSW same night with condoms. However, on each occasion, i realized that the condom had partially slipped off when I withdraw. It slips off up to the middle of my penis and in one occasion almost 60% off, but never slipped off completely.

Also, one of the CSW gave me brief oral without condom for like 3 minutes.

Now, 5 days after the act, I have high fever (37.9 deg F, sore throat, runny nose, cough)

I have few questions:
.


1.Did I put my self at risk on any of these acts above. I know CSW are not necessarily higher risk than anyone else.
2. Can these be ARS symptoms? Can the symptoms come so early?
3. Do I need to test specifically for this act. I recently did HIV testing as required for my job annually..

Thanks a lot for your help. Dying of fear.
Quote
Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline with your question.

It seems you are concerned about contracting HIV because the condoms partially slipped. We are glad to provide some information.

From your explanation you provided the risk of contracting HIV is considered Negligible. As the condoms did not fully come off the part that is most at risk of being breached by the HIV was covered which is the foreskin and the urethra. Negligible risk means that although body fluids were involved there has never been a confirmed case of transmission that way.

Receiving oral sex is also considered a Negligible Risk activity. We do not determine the HIV status of an individual using symptoms. The only way one can know their status is by being tested. In any case ARS do not show in five days. It is always recommended to speak to your doctor about both the symptoms and an HIV test. If the symptoms persist we would encourage you to follow the recommendations and speak to your doctor.

Additional information on risks can be obtained on the AIDS Vancouver website which has a Risk Assessment Chart. Our online forum has postings related to your question that you can read. If you have additional questions do contact us again.


Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org

Private & Confidential
Quote

ABOUT THE HELPLINE | SUPPORT OUR WORK | RISK ASSESSMENT CHART | ANONYMOUS TESTING | DISCLAIMER | CONTACT

Charitable Registration #
10668 9896 RR0001


© 2019 helpline.aidsvancouver.org
Privacy Policy
Disclaimer

OUR ADDRESS

1101 Seymour Street
Suite 235, 2nd Floor
Vancouver, BC V6B 0R1
Canada


GET IN TOUCH

Main Phone: 604-893-2201
Fax: 604-893-2205
Email: contact@aidsvancouver.org