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I had unprotected vaginal sex with a sex worker almost 4month ago, and after this 3months I experience a frequent Low Grade Fever or Mild Fever that last 2 days specially in afternoon & evening is it sign or symptoms of HIV..
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replied May 13th, 2011
Hello, and thank you for your medical question on e Health Forum.

The symptoms described do not appear to be due to HIV.

Every act of unprotected sex - does not lead to HIV infection.

First, the chances that the concerned woman was indeed HIV positive is a point to be determined.

The need for HIV testing depends on how high risk does the person has for HIV infection. If the risk is very high, then testing for HIV is advisable.

The risk of HIV infection is high with unprotected intercourse with partner of unknown HIV status, risky sexual behavior, multiple sexual partners, IV drug use, and association with other STDs.

HIV is diagnosed based on the serological detection in the blood samples.

A person after exposure to HIV can get tested as early as 4 weeks to 12 weeks with the ELISA for HIV antibody test.

If a test is done at 12 weeks after exposure, and it is negative and there is no need to repeat the test again.

In your case, though the chances of infection might be very less, but getting tested to get over your anxiety will be helpful.

I hope this helps.





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replied February 19th, 2013
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Hi I too had the same systoms after having protected sex with a sex worked, could it be HIV,if afer medication the mild fever did't go..please advice
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replied February 26th, 2013
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HIV cannot be diagnoed through symptoms. Get tested post 90 days after exposure to get a conclusive result.
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