Fever After Intercourse, Do I Have HIV?
Doctor..will I finish doing it with people who might be infected with HIV?
Good afternoon, thank you for asking at HealthReplies.com. HIV is a contagious disease that is transmitted through bodily fluids such as blood, sperm, vaginal fluid and breast milk. So that anything that involves the transfer of fluid from the patient's body to the body of a non-sufferer, can cause someone to be infected with the HIV virus. Among the activities that can be transmitted are sexual intercourse with patients, blood transfusions, sharing needles and from mother to child when breastfeeding.
Therefore in your case, if the person who has sexual relations with you is an HIV sufferer, it is not impossible that you will be infected with HIV and must take medication for life to control the disease.
But regarding your question, HIV symptoms don't appear that fast. Many people who have free sex and then immediately feel certain symptoms appear usually it is more because of concerns that are manifested in the form of physical complaints, or decreased immunity which is more due to stress and not direct HIV.
Apart from that, the only way to diagnose HIV is to do an HIV test. Because even though your symptoms are very similar to HIV, if the test results are negative, you are still not diagnosed with HIV and vice versa, even though you may not feel any symptoms, if the test results are positive, then you are still diagnosed with HIV.
Therefore, we recommend that you do an HIV test, at the 4th and 12th week after a risk relationship at the nearest health care center that has VCT facilities. You can find out by looking on the internet, or asking the hospitals and primary health centers. Meanwhile, keep your immune system with adequate rest, avoid smoking, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, exercise regularly, and avoid these behaviors regardless of the results of the test. So, hopefully answering your question.