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Here is my issue. I had sex with a stripper around 12 weeks

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Here is my issue. I had sex with a stripper around 12 weeks ago. We used protection but realised for around 30 seconds that the condom slipped off. I didn't really think much about it at the time as was drunk. I'd never ever done anything like this. A few weeks later I got a mild sore throat and had the occasional night sweats. Then on holiday 6 weeks later I got a mild rash on my chest which came and went - especially following hot showers or exercise. Most of the time it wasn't present. Once back from holiday - and given the 8 hour time difference - I was tired and sleeping irregularly. Also my anxiety was high. After 8 weeks I had an episode where I got a severe measles like rash which came and went after a few hours. Since then I have had rashes - which look like hives - coming and going regularly - especially when stressed or following exercise. I also got diarreah which has come and gone. I took a home antibody HIV test after 8 weeks which came back negative (I know this isn't reliable) and now plan to get a full HIV test this weekend which will be the 12 week point. I'm so scared and anxious - but also confused. My symptoms don't seem consistent - but things such as the rash seem to point to an issue. I had a full blood test at 8 weeks which was fine too. Can you help? Do I have a genuine HIV concern?


I understand your concern.

Thanks for coming to the site.

I will help you with this.

Your risk is less than 1%.

Minimal, if any concern.

Get your test for peace of mind, then go on with your life.

Good luck.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. I've attached some pictures of the rash if this is helpful. My anxiety is so high currently. Would you agree that the symptoms seem odd and not typical?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Sorry added one more
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Did you any further thoughts?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The rash when it comes itches

Typical acne or contact irritation rash.

Nothing to do with HIV.

The last one is broken capillaries, which are normal.

Everyone gets some.

Good luck.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thanks. I really hope you are right. Never been so worried. Literally my face - especially forehead keeps going red and blotchy. Doesn't look like acne. So worried but just want to know for sure now

Not HIV symptoms.