im afraid that one of the syptom of aids is swollen neck gland..actually im having a swollen neck gland after when im got infected with chickenpox..is this the syptom of aids??? 6 months back i had an sexual intercourse with a prostitute.. i used condoms, to be very correct i used 2 condons at a time.. is there any chance that i may be infected with aids..please help me give me a correct answer..
Swollen neck glands can indicate a number of things, not just HIV. Since you did just have chickenpox, it could be from that. However, it is possible that you contracted any STD, including HIV, since you did have sex. The only way to be really sure of your status is to get tested.
Wearing two condoms is not a good idea. You actually weakend them that way because two latex condoms on top of eachtoher actually weaken the condoms, which makes them more likely to tear and break. When you use a condom you should only use one condom at a time. When used correctly, it reduces the chance of becoming infected by HIV by about 85% (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/about/organization/dmid/documents/condomreport.pdf) as well as drastically reducing the rates of infections from other diseases. Good luck, we wish you all the best!
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