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i had muscles swollen on my neck and above my waist bone after one month of having a protected vaginal and oral sex(double condom). i went to the doctor and he said that they are not swollen glands, they are just muscles swollen because of tightening the body and i also showed a sore under my tongue which the dr confirmed as aspthous ulcer and said nothing to worry. i have also given a hiv test, after one month of having sex and im expecting my test results shortly. is there any possibility that i will get infected. im sure that there were not much friction to make my condom break... please reply me as soon as possible... can i be infected only if the fluids pass in through my pee hole?
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Anonymous
Hello and thank-you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline.
Protected vaginal sex with a condom is a low risk activity for HIV transmission. HIV can be transmitted through the exchange of bodily fluids with direct access for the virus to enter the bloodstream. This is very unlikely to occur when using a condom.
We do not recommend that anyone use two condoms at the same time (double condom). Condoms are designed to protect when using only one. Using two condoms at a time can cause friction that may damage the condoms and make them less effective.
There are no clinically defined symptoms of HIV. Your swollen glands, mouth sores, and other symptoms that you have described are not related to HIV.
It is great that you are getting tested. At AIDS Vancouver, we recommend that all sexually active individuals be tested regularly. All HIV tests are conclusive at 12 weeks post exposure. So I would recommend that you get tested again at 12 weeks post-exposure. However, many HIV tests are considered to be 95% accurate after 1 month. So, if this test comes back negative, your results are very unlikely to change, and you should continue to test as HIV negative.
I hope that I have addressed your concerns. Please feel free to contact us again should you have any further questions.
All the best,
Natalie
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