Anonymous
I had a protected sex with a unknown girl for the first time ...after a month i saw rash in my body is that a symptom of HIV
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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 as well as some symptoms you have been experiencing.

Protected vaginal or anal sex are considered Low Risk activities. 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).

Remember, a condom acts as a barrier to transmission. This is good!

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. When you visit your health care provider you can ask for an HIV test and know your status.

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

  • Smart Sex Resource


  • Risk Assessment Chart


  • HIV Basics


  • Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

    Hilary


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