21 days ago, I had sex with a prostitute at massage place. We used a latex condom, and it did NOT break, tear, or leak. Total sex time was between 30 and 45 seconds. No other sexual contact. Questions:
1. I realized after that she used Lubriderm hand lotion to lube the condom. I now know that lotion with "oil" should not be used with latex condoms. Considering that my condom did not break, tear, or leak (during this 30 - 45 second tryst), was I still protected? There seems to be SO MUCH conflicting information on the internet. My understanding is that: Oil causes a chemical reaction, weaking latex, and thus, eventually increasing the possibility of breakage. I have heard from my doctor & HIV hotline that the issue is not that of microscopic leaks (or permeablity or porousness), but that oil weakens latex, increasing chance that it will fall apart. How do you opine? Did I lose protection?
2. Urethritis: About 4 to 6 hours after this incident, I began to actually urinate frequently: 10 times per hour for the next 8 to 10 hours. I also had a one-time green discharge. These symptoms lasted only 10 hours (MAX). There was NO pain during urination. Seven days after the incident, I had a NEGATIVE gonnorhea & chlymidia DNA PCR (Labcorp).
Also, 14 days after the sexual incident, I returned to the doctor, because I was experiencing pelvic heaviness. (Also, a tendon in the pelvis was tender). The doctor took a urine sample for prostatis (and white blood cells), and another urine sample to try to "culture" bateria. Everything came out negative. Do you have any opinion as to what could have caused this? The only thing that I can think of is that after sex, I took a shower, and I washed my penis with COPIOUS amounts of HEAVILY fragrant shampoo/body wash. Perhaps allergy? Perhaps latex allergy?
3. Possible ARS symptoms or not?
**7 days after this incident, I began to have on-and-off NOTHING CONSTANT) armpit shooting pain for 7 days. I also felt tenderness behind the knees for about 4 days (ALSO on-and-off ).
**Stuffy nose for for 3 days. Was "on and off."
**14 days after the incident, pelvic heaviness with a tender tendon.
**Now at Day 20 that spot is no longer tender, but another spot is. In addition, my hip joints have been a little uncomfortable (on-and-off). This has been going from Day 14 to now (day 21).
No other symptoms. I have been experiencing EXTREME anxiety & stress over this incident. Thus, I experience "off and on" feeling of disorientation.
My doctor has advised me that none of these symptoms are suggestive of ARS, & that ARS does not show up as "on and off" symptoms.
How do you opine?
Also, is it true that the lymph nodes in the pelvis (not groin) are not palpable?
Would I know if my lymph nodes in my groin were swollen?
Would I know difference between a tendon & lymph nodes in the pelvis?
And is it true that pain from lypmh node are constant, not "off and on