Had Protected Sex_Now Sore throat_Is it HIV?
Aug 14, 2014
Hi Dr. I had a protected sex with a sex worker on Sunday 10 Aug. I sucked her breasts. Now, since Monday, 11 Aug, I have a sore throat. This is the first time I have sore throat without actually getting cold - No running nose, No cough. Today, Aug 14, the sore throat is worse. Have fever too. Went to Dr. on Aug 12, and he gave me an injection. but I suppose, it's not working. I am taking antibiotics also. Gargling 3-4 times a day. Nothing works. I am not sure if condom busted, I did not check it after sex. Now I am concerned, is it the symptoms of HIV infection? Now, it's more that 72 hours, I cannot even start PEP. And I read somewhere that to get a HIV test, you should wait for at least 3-4 weeks. I am scared, what to do? I read a few more threads on this "Sore throat" but none of them actually posted the HIV results. Please help.
Response from Mr. Cordova
Thanks for writing in. This was not a high-risk situation. Your symptoms are not HIV-related. I do not think testing for HIV is warranted, but if you like, go in for one at 28 days and a final one at 90. I am confident the results will be negative.
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