Swollen Glands After Having Sex During Period Worried I Have HIV

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The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands, muscle aches, or rash. Some people do not notice the symptoms because the symptoms are mild, or people think they have a cold or the flu. The only way to know for sure if you are infected is to take an...
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very worried

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...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
...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 Read more »

worried about high risk for HIV

yes i am a current worry well. I've written in several times (and even donated - hoping that it not only helps others but provides me with a bit of good karma). I had sex (vaginal)for the first time over a week ago. Didn't use protection. Right...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,"Is the risk for HIV enhanced when you're having sex for the first time?" No, the risk is exactly the same each time. For unprotected insertive vaginal Read more »

Another worried well, worried well, please post

PLEASE POST !!!!!I would like to help others that are in the same boat as I was in. It started on June 8, 2003. Met this girl at a bar, had oral sex with her, no penetration, fellatio as well as cunninlus. After that I stimulate her with my finger,...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...advise, "Just do the three-month test, no other tests are needed!" However, you yourself had:1.PCR negative at 19 days.2.ELISA HIV-1/2 negative at nine weeks.3.ELISA HIV-1/2 negative at 11 weeks.4.ELISA HIV-1/2 negative at 22 weeks.Let's hope the... Read more »

Stomach upset or Hiv

Dr, In your expirece with Acute viral Syndrome, does my symptoms sound like it. 4 days after protected vaginal intercoarse with a girl I came down with stomach pains that caused me to throw up, only time I was feverish was after I vommited, a slight...
Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Response from Mark Holodniy, M.D., F.A.C.P., C.I.C.

Stanford University, School of Medicine
I agree with them and your symptoms alone are not enough.MH Read more »
The Well Project

Oral Sex: What's the Real Risk for HIV?

...sex as safe as possible. If you would like to discuss theseissues, see a sex educator or health care provider at your local AIDS serviceorganization or treatment center. Read more »
The Well Project

HIV and Safer Sex

...Sex Thinking it Through Sexual Harm Reduction Most people know that serious, even life-threatening, infections like HIV, hepatitis and other sexually-transmitted diseases (STDs) can be passed from one person to another through sex. One... Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part Two

... Read Part One of this blog entry, posted on Sept. 3, 2010. Panic Attack: AIDS Anxiety in HIVers -- "The Worried-Sicks" Recently I received the following post from "Apollo." It graphically demonstrates an Read more »
The Body

High Anxiety: AIDS Anxiety in the Worried-Wells and Worried-Sicks, Part One

...illness that you begin believing God is sending you bad omens in the form of bird poop ... SIGNS FROM HEAVEN (BIRD TURDS AS HIV SIGN FROM HEAVEN, 2009) Nov 11, 2009 or via commercials and advertisements ... C'mon Bob..No more... Read more »
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Sex with HIV positive

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...early january and now my body is stessing out waiting for the results of another HIV Antibody test and a PCR test. I have no swollen glands or fever and no sore throat, just body weakness and stomach cramps, and extreme stress. I should have the... Read more »


Posted by elmarto, 1 Reply
...the HIV1 / 2 WHICH gave me negative. But in recent weeks (since june) has emerged a very annoying rash on my chest and arms , swollen glands and the dentist told me that I have leukoplasia caused by an infection that went down my defenses. i... Read more »

How Long Do Acute Symptoms Last?

Posted by une_fille, 2 Replies
...after that i developed a sore throat, night sweats and one swollen gland on my neck. a few days ago i developed a cough, two swollen glands on my groin and two additional swollen glands on the back of my neck. i always feel the worst in the... Read more »

Really worried. Help!

Posted by Anonymous, 6 Replies
...not infected. I'm also getting some strange symptoms, muscles aches and numbness in my fingers. Is this a symptom of early HIV infection? I don't know how I'm going to survive for the next 4 months while I wait to be tested. Read more »
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