Possible Exposure To HIV After Unprotected Intercourse?
Hello! I have 2 questions: 1. I am a 25 year old male, I have had unprotected sex with the same person 3 times. Finally, the relationship was around 1.5 years ago. I am pretty sure that he has never had a relationship before, let alone change partners because I know the person well. How big is my risk of being exposed to HIV? 2. Already 1 week I feel unwell. My body has a low fever, cough, runny nose (sometimes it can’t smell), my tongue has white spots, appears sprue but it’s cured, my stomach feels good. Is this a symptom of HIV or not? In addition I have a history of gastric disease and my immune system is relatively weak, as a child I had experienced a condition of the tongue with white patches and mouth sores all over my mouth. Thank you in advance.
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Basically HIV is an infectious disease that will only be transmitted if you are exposed to bodily fluids (such as blood, vaginal fluid, anal fluid, semen, prejaculatory fluid) from people who suffer from HIV. This exposure most often occurs through sexual intercourse and the use of shared needles. In more rare conditions, HIV can be transmitted through mother to baby during labor and breastfeeding, accidentally pierced by sharp objects contaminated with bodily fluids of people who have HIV, and more rarely, HIV can be transmitted through blood transfusions or organ transplants, bitten by HIV sufferers, open wound contact with bodily fluids of HIV sufferers.
If you have only ever had sexual relations with only one person and do not have other risky behaviors (sharing needles and syringes, for example), and you are very confident that the person does not have HIV (there has been an examination and the person does not have HIV) , then you will not get HIV.
The symptoms that you feel can arise due to many possibilities, for example bacterial or viral infections in any organ (if there is a cold cough then the possibility of infection is in the respiratory tract), autoimmune diseases, allergies, lack of sleep and rest, side effects of drugs, and so forth. Symptoms such as cold cough, mild fever, body weakness in HIV will usually occur in acute infections (people newly infected with HIV), while in people who have had an infection for a long time (already suffering from AIDS - the final stage of HIV), symptoms symptoms that appear will be much more severe, for example, rapid weight loss, recurring fever or fever that does not heal, excessive fatigue and weakness, enlarged lymph nodes, long-lasting diarrhea, severe lung infections, severe mouth sores , genital, or anal, etc.
If indeed you doubt whether you have HIV or not, you can already have an HIV check to confirm it. Consult your doctor about the symptoms that you are experiencing, and ask for an HIV check with your doctor if you are still in doubt, so you can find out more precisely the cause of your symptoms.
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