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Swollen Glands After Oral Sex Worried I Have HIV

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Performed Oral Sex - Swollen Lymph Glands after 1 week

Hello, I will try to keep this as organized as possible and free of my freaking out.9 days ago - (extremely intoxicated, and extremely stupid of me..) I gave unprotected oral sex to a male whose HIV and STD status I am not aware of. However, he...
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

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Hi there,Nothing you've described sounds HIV related. Oral sex is a low-risk activity. Certain STD's can be transmitted via oral sex. Your symptoms do not sound STD related, but if they continue then I would suggest a visit to your doctor... Read more »

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Swollen Glands?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hello everyone!
I'm going to be blunt here: I had a very low risk experience (recieved oral sex) but now I am seriously worried. About two days after the incident, the glands in my throat became swollen and I felt nauseus for about five days. It is... Read more »

Very worried. Swollen glands.......

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Hi everyone, Can anyone help me figure out what to do....
I had about 5 unprotected vaginal intercourse exposures a year ago. Since then I have had the following issues which may be related or may not be to the exposure:
1-2 weeks later poison ivy/oak... Read more »

How can I identify a swollen gland (armpit)?!!!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I had an exposure 1.5 months ago with a guy that knew he was HIV + but didnt tell me anything until yesterday... I did not use a condom... I think I may have a little swelling in my armpits... Does anybody know how to identify if this is happening?... Read more »

Swollen Gland in Neck

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I have been incredibly nervous and afraid since an anal sex encounter that was unprotected (I inserted/was on top). I was wondering if you know of anyone who became infected after a one time unprotected anal sex as a top. Also, I have one swollen... Read more »