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HIV or human immunodeficiency virus is a virus that is sexually transmitted and affects the body's ability to fight infections. It is a lifelong condition that progresses to a more severe form known as AIDS in the long run.

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I am having flu symptoms after sex. Am I at high risk of HIV?

Query: Hi doctor, I had sex before 20 days and the condom broke. This last week I have had mild flu-like symptoms such as a sore throat and today I have a mouth ulcer. Flu symptoms and mouth ulcers are symptoms of HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) at early stages. This is what I have understood from what ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to A possibility is there, not denied, but flu may be seasonal. The ulcer may be due to folic acid deficiency. Take tablet Azee (Azithromycin) 500 mg once per day for three to five days, tablet Montek (Montelukast) 10 mg once at night for five days. For ulcer, locally app...  Read Full »

I have a persistent rash and fatigue. Am I HIV positive?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25-year-old male, and I fingered someone with a superficial one-day-old cut on the finger. My complete STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) and Hepatitis panel test at 52 days was negative. At 42 days, the rapid immunochromatography test for (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) HIV 1 an...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You have gone through all the tests, which were negative, which means you do not require further tests. Your complaint of non-itching rashes that appeared two weeks after exposure and persisted till the eighth week can be due to allergy to any subject that you used for...  Read Full »

I am concerned about mouth ulcers and sore throat after having unprotected intercourse for ten seconds. Kindly help.

Query: Hello,I had unprotected sex 26 days ago with a spa girl and it lasted for 10 seconds because I pulled out and I noticed that I did not cum. For the past two days I am having a sore throat with extreme tiredness which made me scared about HIV then after I got tested for it after 16 days of unprotect...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unprotected sex can have a high risk of exposure to other sexually transmitted diseases. Sore tongue and throat may be due to climate change rather than sex. Internet generally leaves you with tension rather than a solution. I suggest you kindly consult a specialist,...  Read Full »

I have been having a sore throat and body pain after unprotected sex with a sex worker. Do I have HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex with a sex worker a few weeks ago and when I inserted my penis head into her vagina, it smelled very bad. I quickly took out my penis, it was inside for a minute or less. She was having yellow or greenish discharge but she had no clue about it. Now after 30 days, ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. You may have got STD (sexually transmitted disease) or HIV (Human immunodeficiency virus). I suggest you get an HIV and STD test done. Till then I suggest you take the following steps: Tablet of Azithromycin 500 milligrams (antibiotic), o...  Read Full »

After unprotected sex, I have a sore throat. Is it HIV?

Query: Hello, My girlfriend and I had unprotected sex about two months ago. After that day, I was worried about HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus). After one week of exposure, I got a burning sensation in my hand, leg, feet, and toe that radiated from one hand to another. After two weeks, I got a sore thro...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. You had a high-risk exposure, but tests after two months of exposure are negative. So, you do not have HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection. Your symptoms are associated with a deficiency of vitamins and anxiety. I...  Read Full »

What steps should be taken after potential HIV exposure concerns?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a medical history of fatigue, swollen lymph nodes, and intermittent joint pain.Recently, I experienced two potential exposures to HIV, three days apart. The first was a needle stick injury at work, where the patient tested negative for HIV. The second incident involved a toenail ...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Despite multiple potential exposures, your fourth-generation HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) tests returning negative results make it highly unlikely that HIV infection is the cause of your symptoms. However, to further investigate ...  Read Full »

Do mouth and penis rashes indicate HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old male who recently had unprotected sex with a commercial sex worker during a business trip. I have been experiencing symptoms like rashes in my mouth and itching with a rash on my penis. I am concerned that these could be signs of HIV. Can you please provide informati...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. It seems like you are describing a situation involving a very high-risk exposure. I would suggest you do the following: For local application in the mouth, use Zytee lotion (choline salicylate and benzalkonium ...  Read Full »

I had sex with a menstruating woman. Can I get HIV?

Query: Hello doctor, I recently had vaginal intercourse. After a minute, I noticed she was having periods, so I left her and cleaned up. Despite wearing a condom, I found some blood on my shaft when I was cleaning up. She gave me only oral sex after I showered and got dressed. I did not give it any though...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I just read your query. I can understand your concern. You are in contact with menstruation blood because you had unprotected sexual contact with a woman who is menstruating, and you were talking about this. You might have caught an infection resulting in a common col...  Read Full »

My CMIA test is negative. Do I have AIDS?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 24 years old male. I have done a fourth generation CMIA (chemiluminescent magnetic microparticle immunoassay) test which came negativeafter 10 years of post-exposure. I have also done RT- PCR (Reverse Transcriptase - Polymerase Chain Reaction) for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV1 a...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The fourth GenerationCMIA (chemiluminescent microparticle immunoassay)kit test is 99.9 % correct. But symptoms are present. (Cluster of Differentiation) CD4 count is also not that high, but till results are negative. No one can say HIV positive. Go to any government h...  Read Full »

I fear contracting HIV after a doctor's visit. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I had a wound on my feet and visited a doctor's clinic for a check-up. I was barefoot in the clinic. I fear if there was any HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) blood or fluid that I might have stepped on. If the blood or fluid might have come in contact with my wound, which was touchin...  Read Full »

Dr. Shah Sushma Kant

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have read the query, and I can understand your concern. Your possibility may be untrue. If the virus is present, it will be inactive in dry blood with no HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) infection survives. So, there is no such possibility of transmission. It is...  Read Full »

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