Hi, i'm on my first week of PEP after an incident in Thailand. The clinic gave me Truvada and Edurant, I take one of each at lunch everyday.
The incident was with a CSW at a massage parkour in BKK. Body to body contact, unprotected oral sex and protected vaginal sex. BUT then i noticed the condom was on the wrong way, i proceeded to just flip it (stupid of me). Now all the vaginal fluid have been isolated and rubbed against my penis and maybe came inside the hole. I later noticed a lot of blood, apparently it was her first day of period. I then stopped and panicked after 15-25 sec. So i had an intercourse with a flipped condom in less than 30 sec.
Maybe there were some blood in the condom when i flipped it, i don't know for sure because it was really dark.
additional info is that i've shaved my pubes 3-5 hours prior to the intercourse. She also said that they all get tested every three months, and that every customers uses condom. (under my visit she had a condom ready)
Can vaginal fluid and menstrual blood transit HIV virus? I've read that the virus instantly becomes inactive when in contact with air. And that the virus cannot replicate itself outside the host. This info has been very different everywhere.
I asked someone that has an it knowledge and he said that i had a very low risk incident, is this true? I said that PEP was over the top in my situation.
The doctor who gave me PEP says that the virus can survive in large amount of fluid outside of the host.
How big of a risk was my incident?
When should i get tested for HIV after PEP? I would like to get tested right away after PEP, which method should i then use?
I'm experiencing the expected side effects of PEP, but i've also developed lower back pain and a cold after a week of the exposure. Can HIV show early symptoms?