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Can I have symptoms of HIV after 12 days?

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Can I have symptoms of HIV after 12 days?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, you can.tell me about your exposure?
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I had unprotected oral sex on the 16th April. Only oral sex was unprotected. I travelled from Nigeria to the UK the next day. I've had a cold ever since I've been here. I just started to have a fever yesterday. Today when I came back I felt weak. I've taken some paracetamol now, and feel better. But what is the cause of my symptoms?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Are you there?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I took some paracetamol, and I seem to be getting better. The fever has been off and on for the past 2/3 days. It's a light fever. I just felt it was a bit worse today. I saw a doctor who told me she didn't find any worrying signs. But I want to get a second opinion.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
The risk is very very low with this type of exposureit is probably just a cold
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So you think it's just a coincidence?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ive taken another dose of the paracetamol. I don't feel sick anymore, but my body still heats up when I lay down.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
It is cold most likely
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What if it comes back?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
You need to get tested
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have red spots on my tongue. Why?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it something called circumvallate papillae?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Need a pic
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is it something I should worry about?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
nope
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So it's normal to have those in the back of your tongue?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Should I be worried about this?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
no
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
When I scratch myself the area turns red. Is this a problem? I'm light skinned but I never noticed it before.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm assuming when u have symptoms, your supposed to know it's something serious right. The symptoms are meant to be very noticeable?