Originally Posted by SayJane
In September I got two bumps on my arms that looked almost like flea bites or a spider bite. They itched and when I scratched them they got red alittle. They went away after 2 days. But then a week later I just kept getting more some looking like a flea bite others like look hives. They stopped around December and January but came back again. And now my boyfriend gets them. But his are not as bad as mine. I get them everyday maybe 3 at a time. He gets them once and awhile and just one. Im worried this can because of a std or hiv.
We havent had sex in over 4 years but I gave him oral sex last July.
The reason were worried it can be hiv or std related is because he got a tattoo done 2 years ago that wasnt at a shop. Were worried it wasn't completely sterile.
So hearing all this can these hives be because of a atd or hiv. I feel like it's to many what ifs but the reason I never went and got my hives looked at is because Im scared out my mind it's going to be a std.
Oh also in August he went and got checked he had no std's but he didnt get checked for hiv.
What you describe doesn't sound related to HIV.
First of the hiv rash isn't itchy that sounds more like an allergy. Not to mention the rash comes up during the acute phase. Considering this is your only symptom, and the only thing you're worried about is the tattoo parlor tools not being properly sanitized.
You haven't had sex in 4 years and you're still with the person thats a bit of a head scratcher.. which even futher reduces the likelyhood... since oral is a very very low risk and requries cuts or bleeding **** or some other exposed area.
I understand since both of you are getting these bumps it seems a bit more odd than usual but the reality is red bumps and allergys are pretty common, alone their of little meaning.