I had a very slight chill/loss of energy a few days after it appeared, but no real flu or anything like that.It doesnt feel tender or painful at the moment.
Yes it is underneath my jawbone, towards the side of my face.
It is about 3/3.5 cm across. I have nver had anything like it before.
You dont think it is an infection e.g. of a lymph gland?
Part of the reason for my concern about this lump is that about 6 weeks ago I had (protected) sex with a woman who later admitted she was HIV positive. Although we used a condom I wonder if there is still a risk of HIV infection. I have been meaning to go to a sexual health clinic as a double check.
This isn't a sign of HIV Charles. That's really a second question but I'll answer it for you. The risk of HIV with condoms is extremely low and really only there if the condom is worn improperly or has a tear or a hole in it. That said, and even though I think you're fine, you should get screened. Let me know how all of this goes and please remember to rate my service to you