Patient :Hello Doctor.
4 weeks ago i had sex with my BF and the condom broke. Last week (thursay) i had a sore throat for 2 days and a 37.5°c fever that comes back in the afternoon. Now i have an itchy feeling in my thoat and a very mild cough. I know its soon but i got tested for hiv and came out negative. Today body feels heavy but i woke up ok. Could it be that im thinkingtoo much about it. My joints also feel stiff but ive had that before. Also last night i woke up sweating but it wasnt a dreching sweat. Im really nervous and tend to be very anxoius. I did a home hiv test on my bf when the condom broke and he was negative, but im scared because i started feeling sick 3 weeks after the incident
Thanks for your advice.
Thanks for the query to ATD for an opinion,
As your bf was found negative for HIV lately,so there is no chance of him transferring it to you. Secondly as the throat symptoms started 3 weeks post intercourse they were not due to hiv simply because HIV manifestation shall take a long time to manifest until the viral load increases to 1000 copies and cd4+ counts decrease less than 500.
So these throat symptoms are isolated and possibly due to streptococcal infection, so please get a throat swab culture test done and if you want to be really sure about it then you may get a HIV RNA PCR test done which is earliest done 12 days post exposure and if negative then conclusively rules out HIV.
I hope i have answered your query in detail,
Wishing you good health,
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