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1) In light of the symptoms I had, what do you reckon my risk of having contracted HIV are? I was not worried about the encounter until I got the symptoms.
I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY CHANCE AT ALL OF YOU HAVING HIV FROM THIS ENCOUNTER. EVERYTHING THAT YOU DESCRIBE IS LOW OR ZERO RISK.
2) How much of a risk is the rimming, considering she is a prostitute who probably has anal sex more than once a day, which could cause blood in her rectum?
GOLLY - THATS A BIT OF AN ASSUMPTION. I DON'T THINK THERE IS ANY RISK OF HIV FROM THE RIMMING UNLESS OF COURSE THERE WAS CONSIDERABLE AMOUNTS OF BLOOD. YOU WILL REALISE THAT THE RECTUM/ANUS HAS LOTS OF BACTERIA AND THAT CONTAMINATION WITH THESE MAY LEAD TO INFECTION IN YOUR THROAT. FURTHER, IF SHE HAD CHLAMYDIA OR GONORRHOEA IN HER RECTUM THEN IT MIGHT BE POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO ACQUIRE THOSE CAUSING YOUR SYMPTOMS.
3) Would a fourth generation combined test at 6 weeks be appropriate to put this to rest..?
IT WOULD BE APPROPRIATE TO PUT THE ISSUE OF HIV TO REST, YES.
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