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Hiv Symptoms

HIV symptoms are not specific and can mimic a common cold or the flu. Some of the early symptoms include fever, tiredness, headache, thrush, lymph nodes enlargement, muscular and joint pain, night sweats, diarrhea, genital ulcers, and sore throat. As the disease progresses, people get other opportunistic infections.

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I had intercourse with someone on pre-exposure prophylaxis. What is the chance of me getting HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had sex with two strangers, and both times condoms were worn. Both were extremely healthy-looking, and one said they did all tests just a day before, while the other said he is on PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) too. What is the possibility of me getting HIV? I am very scared and wo...  Read Full »

Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav

Answer: Hi, We welcome you to icliniq family. I appreciate the confidence you place in me for your healthcare consultation. I understand your concern. Please answer the questions for details. Are there any lesions? Is there any rash? Do you have itchy genitals? Is there a burning sensation during urinati...  Read Full »

Negative rapid and fourth-gen tests after protected sex. Retest needed?

Query: Hello doctor, Eleven weeks ago, I had protected intercourse with two female prostitutes. I do not doubt the condom, as I remember taking it off (we used two different condoms for oral and vaginal sex). Still, in the second encounter, I clearly remember the partner placing the condom on me, but I rem...  Read Full »

Dr. Kiran Anaparthi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The combination of HIV 4th generation test is a test to detect acute HIV infection, and reduced time from 45 to 90 days to as early as 15 to 45 days, because it uses p24 antigen and it appears in the blood after ten days of exposure if you ...  Read Full »

I have swollen testicles after a condom broke. What is it?

Query: Hello doctor,I had sex with a sex worker a week ago, we used a condom but it broke, twice. The first time I felt it and immediately pulled out, the second time I did not notice when it broke but the worker said that she noticed and so she pulled my penis out. Then we stopped the sexual act after tha...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. Testicle swelling has a lot of causes such as tight-fitting undergarments, an unknown injury that might not be noticed, and driving a bike or car for a long time. So go to a general surgeon to consult the part of ...  Read Full »

Can HIV be present in inguinal nodes and not get detected?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a high-risk exposure with a CSW ( Commercial sex worker)167 days back. Did the following PCRs (Polymerase chain reaction), ID NAT (Individual donor nucleic acid testing) for HIV (Human deficiency virus)1 and 2 at 19 days and repeated the same at 67 days. Then nearly ten fourth gener...  Read Full »

Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. After a negative nucleic acid test (NAT) at 67 days and ten negative ten fourth generation tests at 158 days, I can rule out HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). Also, I would like to state that female-to-male transmission of HIV through vaginal ...  Read Full »

I have a sore throat and red rashes after sex. Is it HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I am concerned about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) exposure. I have a slight rash on my chest, neck, and face mainly red and with no raised bumps and no itching noted. I had a sore throat for a day yesterday and have been feeling very weak for the past two days. I had stomach or bell...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The chances of transmission of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) by single unprotected intercourse is low .The chances of transmission of HIV by protected intercourse is almost nil if condom is used in a proper manner. The symptoms are non specific and need not be due...  Read Full »

Why do I have black spots on my back?

Query: Hi doctor, I had four sexual encounters eight years ago, all of which were protected. This year, I tested myself at home with a 4th generation dual quick test kit (7 kits), and the result was negative. Two days ago, I tested myself with the Abbott Bioline 1/2 3.0 antibody test kit, and the results c...  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Firstly, there is no need to order 30 boxes of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) test kits. A control line appears when the buffer solution is added, indicating that the test strip is functioning properly. Do not worry your lymphocytes, neut...  Read Full »

Is the red rash on my thighs and hands a sign of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, What is the CMIA (Chemiluminescent Microparticle Immuno Assay) test? I checked ELISA (Enzyme Linked Immunosorbent Assay) test for me, and my partner at 62 days is negative, and I have done p24 antigen and antibody negative at 53 days, and my PCR qualitative was negative 21 days. Suppose m...  Read Full »

Dr. Basti Bharatesh Devendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The chances of HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests coming positive later is almost nil with given test results, provided there is no further risk exposure. But it is better to go for an HIV antibodies test after 90 days of exposure to re...  Read Full »

I had a negative HIV test post-sex. Do I need to retest?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex 2.5 months ago, and after one month, I had a fever and cold. I had undergone an anti-HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) test at 40 and 65 days, and both were negative. The red blood cell count is high in my CBC (CompleteBlood Count) report. After two months, I had...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The test results (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity) are negative, meaning you do not have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). There is no solution to decrease the count. No need for further tests for HIV. I sugget you go for a blood test to rule ...  Read Full »

Do symptoms remain after negative test results of HIV exposure?

Query: Hello doctor, I was exposed to HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) some 15 weeks ago and I have gone for a fourth generation test at two weeks, four weeks, seven weeks, nine weeks, 11 weeks, and 14 weeks and a rapid test at 15 weeks and all came back negative. But I have some symptoms that are not go...  Read Full »

Dr. Sidharth Sonthalia

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you calm down and do not panic. And while there are certain gaps in the information provided by you, allow me to first make and establish certain axiomatic deductions about your situation: Presuming that your exposure to HIV (human immune virus) was non-occup...  Read Full »

Can HIV results vary for an exposure I had nine months ago?

Query: Hello doctor, My HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) antigen and antibody test came negative after nine months. Can it turn positive again as I had some issues like neck swelling and mouth ulcers? Also, I have pain in my armpits. Please help. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Rajesh Deshwal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to No, it cannot come positive for the exposure which you have had before nine months. Your mouth ulcers and pain in your armpits are not related to the exposure. You can consult your nearby doctor, who would advise you appropriately after taking a full history and examin...  Read Full »

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