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Sorry for my English, I'm from one of the third world. Africa,Ethiopia. May be in the HIV hotspot region.
I'm so glad to find MedHelp and be a member.
Ok here is my case. I had sex with a lady (not a prostitute actually) and had some deep kissing. (I had a bleeding gum but not bleeding at that time).
after I ejaculate I removed the condom and put a new one on almost immediately then continue.
My worry is that I may have contaminated the inside of the new condom from vaginal fluid that touch my fingers while removing the previous condom. And the fluid which got from my finger to the inside of the condom may have rubbed against my penis during the act.
I have a got a standard antibody test. negative result, but its just after a week.
And waiting for three more months is been pure torture to me.
Its been 5 Weeks since the incidence now and no symptoms til now (no sore throat, or flu like).
My question is:
1. What is my risk of getting HIV or anything from this exposure?
2. Does the absence of symptoms entail something safe?
Please reply, I'm dying of worries and sometimes night mares.
I never had a sex before, may be that's why worried to much. Thank you.
HIV is unable to reproduce outside its living host (unlike many bacteria or fungi, which may do so under suitable conditions), except under laboratory conditions; therefore, it does not spread or maintain infectiousness outside its host.
HIV is transmitted by;
Unprotected penetrative anal and/or vaginal sex
Sharing works with other IV drug abusers
Mother to child
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