Hello I had unprotected sex with a female 13 days ago that I didn't know. Yesterday I was out drinking with some friends and woke up in the middle of the night sweating and felt like I had a fever. I only slept a few hours and the fever went away after an hour or so and I vomited once. I felt fine for a bit then my legs started feeling weak. I have been breaking out with blotchy spots on my shoulders, chest, neck but they seem to decrease or go away after 30mins to an hour over and over. My throat has never got sore but it feels like its harder to swallow and my legs are still feeling weak. I have done nothing but read about HIV since I work up with the fever and I've very stressed out and have worried 24/7. I'm so scared I contracted HIV. Does this sound like typical HIV symptoms?
Hiya, well i can see why your concerned and thats down to you not feeling well. Well its a little to soon to be HIV and more so if a rash comes and goes then your rash is certainly not HIV but does sound stress realted.That said symptoms have and will never tell you your status only testing, period.
You can test at 6 weeks and that test is a very good indication of your status and a follow up at 3 months will be 100% conclusive.
Its very unlikley she has HIV and its very unlikley to get HIV from a one time exposure, so you stop stressing now mate because your risk isnt that high although your tests will confirm your status in due course.
Hope that helps
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As Apollo advised, your risk is very low and it is extremely unlikely you will have contacted HIV from this. Your ailments cannot be comments on, on any HIV forums. If they are of concern please see a doctor. Guessing what they are online is of no benefit to you.
Please do yourself a huge favour, stop reading up about HIV online and stop thinking about it 24/7. I can guarantee you as in absolutely guarantee you will find more than enough stuff on line to totally freak you out. I can also guarantee you that it will count for zero. No amount of reading online, no amount of self-examination and cross referencing it to HIV symptoms online and no amount of worrying will have the slightest impact on the result of an HIV test.
HIV is only ever diagnosed by an HIV test, there is no other way. As advised you should test at 6 weeks and follow this up at 12 weeks. It is very unlikely you have contracted HIV here. There risk here is small but you should take it seriously and get tested.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 04-23-2012 at 05:07 PM.
There is a slight risk of HIV but STDs (e.g. chlamydia, gonorrhea) are much, much more likely in this situation. Six weeks would also be a good time to get a full STD panel done. Planned Parenthood or your county health department would be good places to get tested.