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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, gonorrhea, HIV, and syphilis) for all sexually active individuals.


Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns.
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This answer was posted on February 21, 2019

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