a week before the 4th of july i had protected sex with this woman but the condom slipped off. I stayed in here for about 25 seconds until i notice the condom was off. i pulled out. A month after the 4th of july i had a stiff neck. then a couple of days later my right tonsil was swollen. i went to the doctor they diagnosed me with pharyngitis but i knew that was a misdiagnosis because i took amoxicillin and the sweeling didnt go down. ive been nausea here and there and i have hard swollen lymph node in my neck, my lower back is in pain, shortness of breath,tickle in my throat. then my girlfriend told me she had shortness of breath for one night. im very stressed out and people say a hiv test is very accurate at 6 months but i cant wait that long. TO STRESS! HELP!!
Your risk is probably much lower than you think. Between 99.9% and 99.99% of women in the US do NOT have HIV, and the rate of transmission for vaginal sex is around 0.1% if the partner is infected. This means that your risk is minuscule. You should test as advised since you still have a risk, however slight, but don't lose sleep over it.
As you have already been advised you can test now and get a very accurate result. Almost all HIV infections are detected between two to six weeks after an infection and it is unheard of for a negative six week test to change with a confirmation test at 12 weeks.
The “I’m too afraid to test” routine does not work here. Having an HIV test DOES NOT give you HIV, it gives you the power to move on. It is down to you to man up and take control of this situation, rather allow it to take control of you. Calm down and get checked out.
It is unlikely, given your extremely brief exposure, that you will test positive.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 08-21-2012 at 04:29 PM.