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Hello, visit a massage parlour back in 2017 and a week later I had burning throat low blood pressure,slow heart rate,and soon after I start to have red spots on chest and back non itchy,I have itchy buttocks for couple months burning sensation on the skin of the testicles for months,felt tired and luck of energy overall,I have first tes for hiv and other stds at 3 weeks and 6 weeks test for shyphilis and hiv at 3 months,now I still have a red spots coming and go but one on my nose won’t clear...
Hi, and thanks for your question. The window period (the time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV and for syphilis is 3 months. In fact, 95% of HIV tests are accurate after just 6 weeks but it can take up to 3 months for the final result. It sounds like you have tested several times after this 3... Read Full Answer
Is protected sex high risk? Are you aware of any case of HIV with an intact condom?
Hi, and thank you for your question. Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Even if a partner is HIV positive, with correct condom use the risk of acquiring HIV would be very low. The best way to check if you have an infection is to get tested. We always recommend routine testing for STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis, and... Read Full Answer
Can I get hiv even if I used condom in correct way in just 2 minute intercourse.
Hi, and thank you for your question. Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. Even if your partner was HIV positive, with correct condom use the risk of acquiring HIV would be very low. Of course the best way to determine if you have an infection is to get tested. We recommend routine testing for STIs including chlamydia, gonorrhea,... Read Full Answer
I had protected sex about 3 months ago but i dont know if the condom was latex or not. I am very worried if I have hiv. I have some sort of bumps on the inner part of my foreskin (uncircumcised) that do not hurt. I have also been getting increased acne and dry lips and sometimes a cough that reappears. Can hiv get through a condom and what might these symptoms indicate?
Hi, and thank you for your question Condoms, when used properly, can prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV. The symptoms you describe are not associated with an HIV infection. If you are concerned about any current symptoms or about STIs I would recommend seeing your doctor for assessment. And of course, we recommend routine testing for all STIs (including chlamydia,... Read Full Answer
I took my doxycycline for Chlamydia 7 days (twice a day 100mg as prescribed) around 10-12 hours apart and followed instructions to not drink, abstain from sex..etc. It is the first day after finishing the treatment however I still feel not completely back to normal. No discharge or pain but a little tingling is still present. Is this normal for the symptoms to not be completely gone or was the treatment ineffective? Just wondering whether I should still abstain from sex with my girlfriend to...
Hi,thanks for your questions. It sounds like you took the treatment as prescribed and so the chlamydia is considered treated. Its important that your girlfriend was also treated as a contact to you even if her test results were negative. It can be common for a urethral awareness to be present after a urethral infection and sometimes takes a couple weeks to clear completely. Unless you have been... Read Full Answer