Mar 1, 2000
I recently had protected sex with a promiscuous women.
I soon after (within 1 month) developed the following symptoms - swollen glands in neck, next to ear and armpits. I also had a fever and severe nightsweats. There were no other symptoms. The symptoms subsided within about 4-5 days. I have never experienced symptoms like these prior to this time.
I had a blood test at the time, there was no HIV test performed. They commented that my red blood cell count was unusual (cant remember whether high or low) and my infection was probably viral. I have not had a second test (as recommended) as I am too scared.
What should I do - do my symptoms suggest I am infected.
Response from Dr. Feinberg
You should get an HIV test as soon as possible, and if it's negative, get follow-up tests at the recommended intervals-- it is important that you abstain or only practice safe sex until your last HIV test (at 6 months post-exposure) is negative. To avoid this worry in the future, you should ONLY practice safe sex, period.
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