Dear Dr. Hansfield and Dr. Hook
First I would like to thank you, for your great work and all the encouraging advices you provide.
I am a 42 year old male, married and have twins (2 years). In July 2006, while very drunk, I was involved in kissing, fingering, protected sex with an Asian csw.
The condom (latex?) was supplied by csw, and some lubricant (not sure if water or oil based) was also used on it.
However, with the same hand used for fingering, I put on the condom. This might have caused the vaginal secretions transferred to the penis shaft or may be even to the tip (circumscribed) as I cover the penis. I rubbed my protected penis against the vagina for about 3 minutes and had sex for about 4 minutes. My penis never touched the vagina directly, and the condom was intact. This is the only event of having sex with someone besides my wife in my whole life.
According to the postings in the forum, I thought I was safe, and did not perform any HIV test, and decided to put this out of mind
Now, after about a year, I become quite concerned for the following reasons
1) Lately, I am having some pain in the left of my groin, pin/needle and burning pain in the feet/hands that comes and goes, and also could feel some pea-size bilateral lymph node below the jaw and below right ear. Meanwhile I gained about 10 lbs, but I feel loss of muscle in the arms and buttocks. And also I observe easy bruising and infections of skin.
2) I was on treatment for sinusitis with erythromycin for about two months (200mg, 3/day, which I stopped last month) at that time. Is there any possibility that using antibiotic had put me in extra possibility for HIV infection?
3) I am worried that if I am infected, I might have infected my wife and also the children through saliva, sweat etc. Because during seroconversion, the viral load could be very high, and infants (8months) might have weaker immune system. Are these likely?
I would appreciate your expert advice or comments. Best regards.