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1642275 tn?1300809433
Does this sound like Acute Retroviral Syndrome?
Friends:

Last month I had a protected sex with a woman who I had no idea if she is HIV positive or not. I forgot whether the condom had been broken or not, but I hadn't seen my pennis.

  After 38 days, I found there were some measles on my breast and back, and they itched. After 40 days I had  throat sore and headache. I don't know if it has sth to do with the bad whether, there is a high temperature in my city and wet. During these days I had no fever.

So please tell me does this sound like acute retroviral syndrome?
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186166 tn?1385262982
NO

you would have known if the condom failed.   you had no risk for contracting hiv from what you have described.
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1642275 tn?1300809433
I think I will add some points:

1) NO fever = No ARS?

2) It's said that ARS will occur whin 2-4 weeks, but in some data it is 2-6 weeks. Now that I'm in my 5th week, am I in high probability to get ARS?

3) Can ARS bring headache or actually it's a fever but I can't feel it?

Thanks
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186166 tn?1385262982
you are NOT experiencing ars...you had NO risk
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You had no HIV risk. Protected sex is safe sex. The symptoms you had are not ARS.

Always be safe protect yourself and others. Use condoms.
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1642275 tn?1300809433
thanks a lot
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