[Question #7714] Hiv question

1 months ago
Hello doctors 

Unprotected vaginal sex once for 15 min. No oral no  anal With female sex worker was my exposure. Super nervous of what I did.  I’m uncircumcised.  I have some symptoms but idk if they could be related, I can’t sleep at all and wake up daily 3 times a night and just think about my Situation.


1st question. I took pep for 5 days only, I didn’t finish it. Does 5 days affect the window period for testing ? 

2nd. I have a red throat but no soreness or pain at all, joints hurt in my elbows out of no where and pain come and goes.   Dizziness and lightheaded for several weeks! And diarrhea that comes and goes   These started around 2 weeks after and  have been going for 4 -5 weeks.  I have no fever or swollen lymph nodes or rash.  Could those be early hiv symptoms ?

3. I’m uncircumcised and have read that that it’s more likely to catch hiv that way ? Is that true ?  



4. She was a sex worker from a strip club in Mexico and I don’t know if she had and std or anything but I came out negative for gonorrhea chlamydia at 2 weeks is that a good sign that maybe she doesn’t have any std at all ? 

 5. I see that they say that heterosexual men are less likely to get hiv, but what about in parts in Africa that they say that most of hiv + people are hetro males ?


Thank you so much doctors!

H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
H. Hunter Handsfield, MD
1 months ago
This asks no questions not already addressed in your discussion with Dr. Hook, and that thread is still open for follow-up comments or questions. We prefer not to serve the same questioners at the same time and there is no need. Dr. Hook's and my knowledge, opinions, and advice are identical. You can be sure I would agree with all he has advised or will, and he would agree with anything I would say.

Please post this or other questions you may have as a follow-up comment in your other thread. I'm closing this thread and will ask the forum administrator to reimburse your card for this question, which should happen Monday.

HHH, MD
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