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Glad to finally ask share my story. Here is my concern.
Context : soft domination with an escort. No penetration, just masturbation with a condom.
She cut me intentionnally with her nails. A little bleeding but no emergency needed. No bandaid needed. The day after I had some scab and it went away in a few days. May be some fluids from her vaginal caresses in her nails or blood from previous men ? Wounds on her nails ?
I even offered her 70degrees medical alcohol before the intercourse to make it safer.
Symptoms... coincidence ? : 3 weeks later my doc diagnosed me a severe pharyngitis with white fluid, fever, lymph nodes and aches everywhere.
Mononucleosis test negative. CBC normal except hyperleukocytosis with high count of neutrophils (9000 mm3 and max lab values at 7000) and low count of lymphocytes (600 mm3 with minimal lab value at 1500). He prescribed me amoxicillin and corticoids. It resolved after in 2-3 days after treatment so 5 days of symptoms in total.
1. From the context point of view : what are my risks for hiv ?
2. From the symptoms : do you think Ars orbacterial infection ?
3. From a general point of view : is the test necessary ?
From your description I don not think there is any possibility of you acquiring HIV from this encounter. This was all a low risk event - I understand your point about the scratching but regard it as no consequence.
With respect to the symptoms, the event itself was relatively innocent. Consequently I do not think this represents ARS.
No, I do not believe that you need to test for HIV.
Do you mind if we conclude with those 2 questions :
Concerning what you call a low risk event, does it mean there is a small risk ? Like oral sex for example.
Are my high neutrophils and the quick response ton antiobitics in 2 days more specific to bacterial infection or we can say nothing about that ?
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