Signs Of HIV Symptoms After Oral Sex?
I had oral sex 6 weeks ago and then I had a small lump on Adam’s apple. 1 week early my body felt soothing just all over the body that’s all. Please give other symptoms and when do they appear?
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Transmission of HIV infection can occur through several ways, including:
Sexual contact, both heterosexual and homosexual, through the mucosa (mucous membrane) genitals
Blood, blood products, tissue / organ transplants (transplants), syringes
Vertically from mother to fetus / baby through infection during labor, birth, or breast milk
Lumps in the neck due to enlarged lymph nodes can be experienced by patients infected with HIV in the initial phase of the disease, precisely during the primary infection phase. Other symptoms in the acute phase include fever, muscle aches, weakness, sore throat, night sweats, enlarged lymph nodes, gastrointestinal disorders, patches / rashes on the skin, and headaches. The acute phase usually appears around 1-4 weeks after exposure to the source of transmission of HIV infection and generally lasts for 7-10 days.
However, a lump in the neck is not a specific symptom that is only found in cases of HIV infection. Some other possibilities that can cause symptoms of a lump in the neck include:
Enlarged lymph nodes, examples of causes: viral (including HIV) or bacterial infections, gland tuberculosis, lymph node tumors, or spread of cancer from other organs
Thyroid enlargement (thyroid), example causes: thyroid nodules with decreased or increased thyroid hormone levels, thyroid gland malignancy
Salivary gland enlargement (parotid), examples of causes: salivary gland infection (parotitis) or parotid tumor
So that the cause of the symptoms of a lump in the neck can be properly identified and given the necessary treatment, you are advised to check directly with a doctor, ENT specialist, or specialist in internal medicine. In addition to the history and physical examination, the doctor may plan a supplementary examination if there are indications, for example: blood tests and biopsy. As a suggestion, you should get enough rest, drink plenty of water, consume balanced nutritious food regularly, avoid risky sexual activities or exposure to other sources of HIV infection.
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