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I had sex with a sex worker (i didn't know this at the time!!!) on tuesday last week, - i used a condom and i got a blow job. I got a minor sore throat on the thursday and had GUM tests on friday which came back today with mouth strep in my ureathra (and anerobes). At the tests on friday, i was given ciprofloxacin to take that day and saturday and then anthyomyacin on the sunday 4 tabs in one go - as a precaution against chlamydia and gonnorhea. My sore throat went sat and sunday and most of monday but has come back tuesday and i still have it. It is not showing signs of bacterial infection and i have no signs of flu like headaches or sneezing or anything. I fear the condom may have split but i didn't think so, i want to know my hiv risk and whether my symptoms could suggest this or do i just have something else.
Hello, there is very low HIV risk with this
a condom gives sufficient precaution against HIV
in medical science nothing is absolute so no one would come out and say there is zero risk with a condom
but in general it can be said that there is practically no risk of HIV with condom
similarly there is practically no risk with oral sex
I know there is no guarantees, but what if there was a hole or a small tear.
though theoretically there is still said to be some risk
and what about my symptoms
but this is for the recepient, as for the receiver of oral sex there is no practical risk
if there was a hole or a tear big enough then risks increase of course
but there is no reason to assume this
your symptoms are not at all those of HIV
in most cases HIV would not cause such symptoms
they are more likely to be chlamydia
or it could be a simple throat infection
ive had testing for that and its all negative
they found strep in my ureathra
strep in the urethrea is from the oral sex and not a cause for worry
can that lead to a sore throat as my body is trying to fight it...also i am on metronidazole, i hear that isn't good enough but the guy who treated me gave it to me for 10 days
i will get a hiv test, but im worried as a lot of hiv and aids websites say you can get flu like symptoms 7 days after exposure, what are they meaning by this?
no sore throat wouldnt be caused by strep in your urethra
conversion reaction can cause flu likesymptoms
but dont go by websites which are needlessly alarming
go for the HIV test and i am sure it will be negative as you have followed proper precautions
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why would they say such things?
also, what is causing my sore throat now?
i dont know
i mean, i dont know why they say such things
please ask medical questions only
sore throat is due to a throat infection, continue with your antibiotics and you will get relief
is metronidazole suitable for strep in the ureathra in your opinion?
there are no visible signs of bacterial infection, it looks viral
yes, thats the appropriate antibiotic for this and will give you relief
which gets me worried
no way to distinguish between bacterial and viral by just lookin
so dont worry about that
i am very anxious...
its just red no signs of white puss cells etc
why should there be pus cells visible?
no way to tell whether it is bacterial or viral
and the flu like signs of conversion reaction in HIV would not cause any redness at all
the redness is a sign that it is an infection, bacterial or viral
when does conversion happen then?
in conversion reaction, the symptoms would be systemic and there would not be any rednes
conversion can happen at any time between three days to 6 weeks
why no redness?
because HIV does not infect the throat
3 days after exposure...
im so confused
the flu like symptoms are due to feverish feeling in the blood
ive spoken to several people now and i get different answers
and throat pain due to enlarged nodes
well we are going through the same cycle now
my nodes arent up
you are asking questions even without waiting for my answers
thats a good sign, it shows that it isnt HIV
any further questions?
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just one, my GUM dr says conversion takes 10 weeks or so, another dr says 3-4 weeks and you say 3 days starting??? im just confused by all of that but glad about the redness thing.