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Please i need suggestions and advice. Am a guy of 22yrs, i had protected sex twice with a strange girl i just met of unknown hiv status. And few days later i started having some symptoms on me, like rashe around my abdomen, chest, ties and hands that i not flaky. And a mild fever, bloody diarrhea, muscle cramps, tonslitis,weightlost and night sweats. I got very confused, read some journals on Hiv and i like i had all the symptoms stated. I went to my docter 8 to 9 weeks later, had am Hiv test and waz negative. And nw that is almost 1year and months later am having the same symptoms again. And am afraid. My question 1-is could it be that i have Hiv? 2- can i get Hiv through careful and consist use of latex condoms? 3- are all these symptoms of mine that of early Hiv infection? 4-how long does it take for Hiv to be detected in the blond after infection? 5-pls help me i need answers.

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  • Dr. Chris August 17, 2011

    The answers to your questions are as follows :

    1. Yes, it is possible that you are HIV positive and need to speak to your doctor about the appropriate testing to confirm or exclude this.
    2. Yes, you can become infected with HIV even with the use of condoms. The risk is reduced with condom use but not entirely. It is greater if the condom burst. Remember that HIV can be acquired through other sexual practices and not specifically vaginal intercourse.
    3. Yes, these symptoms could be HIV related as explained in this article –
    However there are other possible causes, including other sexually transmitted infections that may be responsible for these symptoms. Refer to the article mentioned above. Your doctor will be able to advise you further.
    4. It depends on the test and it is possible that you may have been in the “window period” upon conducting the first test. With modern testing methods, it can be detected within 3 to 6 weeks after infection. Once again, your doctor will be able to advise you further on the best testing method. You can read more in this article –


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