Hello, my situation is as follows, on Dec 2 2011 I had unprotected anal sex as the recipient of someone who was hiv positive, however he did not ejaculate. This has been my only exposure for a while. Around Jan 7 2012 I started to get swollen lymph nodes in my neck which spread to the rest of my body. about a week ago my testicles started to ache, I have a very mild sore throat, and random sporadic itchy skin. I would like to know if its possible that I'm exaggerating my symptoms or if there is something else causing them. I've done a lot of research on the internet the information varies drastically. However they all say flu like symptoms with a rash. Though this doesn't feel like a cold or flu to me. It would be much appreciated if someone could give me the probability of contracting hiv via unprotected anal sex, I know it's the riskiest act but a number may help put me at ease. Thanks.
Viral infections resulting in sorethroat, sinusitis, and other conditions occur when individuals come in direct contact with individuals with either a active or latent infection.
Hence since you recently had a sexual relation, it is possible that you may be having a viral pharyngitis. It could also be a presentation of your stress and feeling of guilt. You can take âââAdvil or Motrin, to reduce your âsymptoms which may be very helpful. â
HIV is transmitted only by having multiple sexual encounters with a HIV positive person, and not with a single sexual ââââencounter. The risk of HIV transmission by a single sexual (anal) intercourse is about 0.08%, which is very less.
Since you did have intercourse with a HIV positive person, it would be in your best interest, to get tested for HIV. This can be done with a ELISA for HIV Antibodies and P24 antigen assay after 4 weeks from the last date of âââexposure.
This might give you a proper diagnosis and clear all your doubts.
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