Aug 31, 2011
Hi Doctor, I am a 38 year old indian living in Bangkok, recently i met a woman on a networking site( she is 34 yrs old thai lady, a mother of two kids)..i had protected sex with her once, that too when she was in her third day of menstrual cycle... though she appears to be a mainstream girl and claims to be free from sexual diseases, what is disturbing is that the day i met her i got a small cut on my hand ( between left hand thumb and index finger) with out my knowledge, i noticed it only when we were about to leave... i asked her and she casually said that she is not aware of.... but ever since that day... i am really scared, its 5 weeks now and i had fever, upper respiratory tract infection and today( on the 38th day) i have noticed few rashes on my back... please advice
| Response from Dr. McGowan
One of the ways HIV gets around is that it can infect anyone. You cannot tell by looking whether or not a person may have HIV. I have many patients who have had one sexual partner only. Everyone should have an HIV test regardless or "perceived" risk.
I do not think that your symptoms are from recent HIV infection (respiratory infection would not be a typical symptom). But I do think you should get tested for HIV.
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