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Had Fever, Tonsils then Ulcer and now OK


I had protected sex with an escort but when I was taking my Penis out, I heard the noise and my condom broke. I was afraid and I asked her if she is clean and of course she said she is.

8-9 days after I had fever and swollen tonsils. Fever went away in 3 days but then had swollen tonsils and ulcer. Both are now almost ok (in next 4-5days). There was no fever during this time.

Can it be HIV? I am afraid..........
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replied June 13th, 2014
Welcome to e health forum.

Most likely your symptoms could most likely could be due to bacterial or viral pharyngitis, which are common due to close body contacts during new sexual encounters or due to contact with other infected people in the office, etc.

Chances of acquiring HIV after a single sexual encounter, is very less likely, especially when the partner is not a confirmed HIV infected person (even sex workers may be HIV negative, if they follow proper precautions).

The risk of HIV transmission by a single sexual intercourse is about 0.04% (Female to male), which is very low.

To relieve your anxiety and for a definitive diagnosis, you might consider getting screened with HIV test. This will help you get over the past exposure and move on ahead in your life.

I hope this helps.
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