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If i had protected vaginal sex with a prostitute, but had unprotected blow job, or kissing, can HIV be contracted?

for past 6 years I've had mouth ulcers, if I did have mouth ulcers at the time of encounter and we kissed, can HIV be contracted?

I've constantly have had mouth ulcers/sores, joint pain, sweating at night, general feeling of being run down and tired. eye soreness and a dry cough for past 6 months.

The other question, is that if I've got a cut on my penis from blow job, can that lead to HIV?? If subsequent to cut, if you have cut and while wearing condom, your own semen is enters your blood stream, can you get HIV?

Lastly, I had strepthroat 3 months ago, but still have a cough (had cough prior to step throat as well). I got tested again, no longer have step throat, but still have Cough, with other symptoms described above, is there a chance that I have HIV???
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replied April 13th, 2011
Hello and thank you for posting your medical question on E health forum.

PLEASE NOTE that HIV is transmitted by any activity where body fluids are exchanged, such as:

• Unprotected vaginal, anal and oral sex
• Unhygienic Intravenous drug use
• Poorly sterilized dental and medical equipment
• Unhygienic tattooing
• Unhygienic acupuncture
• Poorly screened blood transfusions
• HIV infected mother to child transmission

HIV transmission via open cuts, sores, open wounds can occur when such wounds come in direct contact with bodily fluids and blood of a infected individual.

HIV can be transmitted by unprotected oral sex (Any forms) - especially when you have open cuts and ulcers, sores , either in the oral cavity or the genitalia.

Transmission by kissing alone has not been documented.

You cannot get infected by your own semen.

In your case, the symptoms described here are very nonspecific, and do not indicate HIV infection. The cough appears to be due to post infectious cough and can be treated by cough lozenges and OTC medications like robitussin DM .

HIV is diagnosed based on the serological detection in the blood samples. A person after exposure to HIV can get tested as early as 4 weeks to 12 weeks with the ELISA for HIV antibody test. 90% of normal individuals who have HIV exposure, will seroconvert within 4-6 weeks. The sensitivity of the ELISA test is 99.9%.

For people who think they may have been exposed to HIV, having a test and receiving a negative result (which means they are not infected with HIV), can put their mind at rest. To relieve yoru anxiety and for a definitive diagnosis, you might consider getting screened with HIV test. This will help you get over the past exposure and move on ahead in your life.

I hope this helps.

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