Possible Symptoms Of HIV After 1 Month Of Risky Relationship?
Can I consult tonight … I was 17 on January 4, 2019 I had sex with unprotected sex, after a few days my white tongue never went away until now, February 3, and my arms / arms felt sore never disappearing until now … are those symptoms in the window period … Thank you
Hello Sadat, Thank you for the question.
Have you done voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) about HIV? Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is an infection that is still a global health problem because until now no treatment has been found to cure this infection. HIV attacks the human immune system so that sufferers cannot fight infections or diseases that enter the body. HIV is transmitted in the following ways:
sexual relations with HIV patients without a condom receiving blood transfusions or other blood products that are contaminated with HIV sharing needles such as injecting drug users from mothers suffering from HIV to their children during pregnancy, childbirth, or breastfeeding A person infected with HIV does not necessarily experience symptoms specific one. Symptoms usually appear 1-2 months after exposure. In early infections, symptoms experienced by sufferers resemble flu symptoms that can disappear. Symptoms experienced by patients also vary in severity which can include fever, the appearance of skin rashes, headaches, joint or muscle pain, sore throat, mouth sores, and fatigue. After the acute stage, sufferers will experience a latent stage in which the virus continues to destroy the immune system but, most sufferers do not experience any symptoms. If this latent stage is not treated immediately, the patient will enter the final stage of infection namely AIDS, where the patient's body is no longer able to fight infection or disease so that the patient is susceptible to infections and other diseases.
White tongue can be caused by poor oral hygiene, fungal infections, dry mouth, dehydration, smoking habits, or the habit of consuming alcoholic beverages. While the aching feeling in the arms can be caused by pain / muscle injury, arthritis, viral infections, and others. Further investigation is needed to find out the cause of your complaint. Therefore, you should consult with your doctor about this complaint so that the doctor can do an examination on you and then determine the next treatment.
You should also undergo VCT so you can get clearer information about HIV then your doctor can do a blood test to detect whether you have HIV infection or not. There is no other way to confirm this other than a blood test.
In the future, please avoid the risky actions mentioned above, including unprotected sex. Apart from HIV, these actions can also cause sexually transmitted infections and other infections such as hepatitis B. You can maintain oral hygiene by brushing your teeth regularly and using antiseptic mouthwash if necessary. Also make sure you maintain your body's fluid intake to avoid dehydration.
Hopefully this information helps.