Anonymous
Hi, I'm HIV positive and a few weeks ago, my girlfriend gave me a blowjob without a condom. I'm pretty worried now because a few weeks after that she began to have a headache and now her stomach hurts, she's throwing up and she also has diarrhea. So far, from what I hear its pretty intense. I don't know all the symptoms of getting HIV, from what I googled it seems kind of scary. She's all the way in Kelowna so I can't check up on her, but I don't know what to do. Could she have HIV?
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Anonymous
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.

Giving oral sex (even if you are HIV positive) is considered a low risk activity, meaning that while transmissions are possible, they require specific circumstances to occur (like her having had recent major dental surgery, for example). To see the risk levels of various activities, we encourage you to check out our [risk assessment page](http://helpline.aidsvancouver.org/question/risk-assessment-chart).

As for the symptoms she is 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 she's experiencing, we'd encourage her to see a healthcare provider.

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

Trevor

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

helpline.aidsvancouver.org
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