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Swollen Lymph Nodes After Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV

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Worried Sick (donation for answer)

Hi Doctor Francisco,I had protected receptive anal sex about 3 months ago with a person that claims to be HIV negative (which I believe for the most part). Unfortunately the condom broke. About 5-6 days latter I developed a flu-like illness that...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi,1.It would be unlikely. Usually symptoms associated with acute retroviral syndrome (ARS) take several weeks to become manifest.2.Again this would be unlikely. ARS symptoms generally hang around for a week or two; however, there is great... Read more »

Dr. Bob Please help me before I mutilate my body parts..............(PROPER CONDOM USE, 2009)

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The Well Project

What Is HIV? 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... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet


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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

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Broken Condom New HIV strain or What? WORRIED

Posted by ademalu, 1 Reply
...Well here is my situation had exposure in mid may 2009 with Commercial Sex Worker (CSW) condom broke ,had rapid test in June and August 2009 all came out negative. had Elisa (elecsys) test for HIV 1 and 2 endsept 2009 Read more »

Flipping out. Sick of reading about symptoms...

Posted by countingdays, 1 Reply
...vaginal. One of these was particularly dodgy. Since then, I have been a complete basket case. I've had a few symptoms: fatigue, swollen lymph nodes in my armpits, and a swollen tongue/sores in my mouth. In my more rational moments, I can... Read more »

A Little Worried

Posted by steve433
...her without the condom two times before I realized the condom came off, so I was in her for about 3 seconds. I got painful lymph nodes about three weeks after that lasted about a week. I also had wierd stomach noises for a few weeks. , I also... Read more »

Worried about HIV status

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...mild night sweat for 2-3 days. Four weeks after that, I developed fever, muscle aches, headache, a mild night sweat, and a swollen lymph node under my chin. At about 8 weeks, I got HIV tested and it was negative. Now, at 11 weeks, I have the... Read more »