|symptoms after 1 week
Sep 4, 2013
about one week after having unprotected sex(about 4 times) I got a really bad sore throat that became swollen and then it turned into more flu like symptoms such as a fever and throwing up and exhausted. am i infected?
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi It is quite possible that it is a symptom of a sexually transmitted infection, not just HIV. Having unprotected sex obviously puts you at risk for all of the STI's. Or you could just have developed a cold. My recommendation would be to have a full STI screening. For HIV testing the guidelines are to be tested initially 3 weeks post exposure and then again at 90 days and as long as there are no other exposures during this time the results are considered conclusive.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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