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Author Topic: Symptoms of acute infection...  (Read 1107 times)

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Symptoms of acute infection...
« on: July 31, 2013, 02:03:25 PM »
In the past month, I've had three sexual encounters that had varying degrees of risk associated with them, and now I'm feeling a little ill and I'm worried about being infected with HIV.

The first time, 3 weeks ago, I topped and bottomed with a guy. We used condoms and I don't think it was very risky.

A couple days later, I went down on a guy and got some of his precum in my mouth. I had a small sore under my tongue but I don't think any of his precum came into contact with it.

Last Wednesday, I had unprotected sex as a bottom with a guy whose HIV status I can't be sure of.

On Sunday evening of this week, I got into a huge fight with a family member and I was yelling a lot and was very angry. It was probably the angriest I've ever really been, and my blood pressure must have been like 1000/800. The next day I ended up getting a sore throat, a fever, and a really bad headache.

I can't decide if the sore throat, fever, and headache, however, are just the result of having gone way overboard in getting angry, or if they are symptoms of acute HIV transmission. I feel like the earlier two sexual encounters were very low risk for HIV transmission, and even though the last encounter was very high risk, I don't know whether symptoms would show up less than a week later, and I feel like I can trust that the guy I had sex with was HIV-.

How much should I be concerned that the symptoms I'm experiencing are HIV symptoms?

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Re: Symptoms of acute infection...
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2013, 02:53:41 PM »
The only way to know your HIV status is to test , you simply cannot guess if a symptom is causing an infection .

You had a risk and will need to test at 6 weeks past the unprotected sex where you bottomed and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

You should be consistently and correctly using condoms every time you have vaginal or anal sex , if you do this you will avoid HIV .

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

 


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