Anonymous
hello
i am male i had a protected sex with sex worker four weeks ago an during the sex i have noticed that their was a very tiny hole in the condom on the top of red skin after watching that i got in tension but after i saw to many posts that HIV is not an easy virus to transmit.
but after 4 weeks now i am feeling chills, fatigue and very acute pain in the center of my neck i don't know it is sore throat or anything else. these symptoms are disappearing slowly slowly in 4 days but i saw so many post on internet about the early HIV symptoms so i am totally believe that i have HIV. I went to the test they told my the result will be out in 2 weeks .
but i am so scared that i got HIV so please tell me what are my chances of getting HIV through that tiny hole as after noticing the condom doesn't break more but i am still worrying so please tell me the chances of getting infected with HIV or is it just anxiety.
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Anonymous
Hello and thanks for reaching out to the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

It seems that you are concerned about contracting HIV after having protected sex with individual of unknown status. We are glad to provide some information.

Engaging in protected vaginal sex is regarded as a Low Risk activity as a few reports of HIV infection from this activity have been confirmed. You mentioned that the condom was damaged. This increases the risk of HIV infection. It is encouraging that you have already been tested. Since your results will come after a two weeks you could consider a rapid test if it is available in your area. This will provide results in a few minutes. However for conclusive results you need to be tested after 12 weeks or 3 months despite which test is performed initially.

The Aids Vancouver Helpline Online forum has postings that are related to your question that you can read for additional information. If you have any further questions feel free to contact us again.

Thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.

In health

Lawrence

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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