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Hi, I'm an 18 year old male who has just recently become sexually active with my girlfriend. I used protection every time for vaginal intercourse, however oral was not protected at all. We had vaginal intercourse(protected) for the 2nd time on Dec. 11th, 2013. The condom did not appear to have been broken when I took it off, however I have not experienced a condom breakage so I'm not entirely sure. The condom was pretty dry and wrinkled looking though. I really wish that i would've inspected it more thoroughly. I then went home from college for Christmas Break.

1 week after the exposure I got swollen lymph nodes in my neck.

2 weeks after I got headaches(3 days) after waking up in the morning(not using my normal pillow) but the headaches disappeared after buying a new pillow.

And 3 weeks after the exposure I got a severe sore throat with white at the back(3 days), night sweats(2 nights), and fever around 100.5. The swollen lymph nodes lasted for about 2 weeks but probably because I poked them often to check if they were still enlarged.

I got tested for strep and it came back negative but I was placed on Amoxcillin anyways. The sore throat was pretty much completely gone the day after i started Amoxcillin. Not sure if it was a coincidence or not? I did not get any noticeable rash during these other symptoms. I was extremely dumb and googled my symptoms out of curiousity and HIV kept popping up.... After spending hours reading symptoms i became very depressed and stressed and developed other symptoms(probably due to anxiety). I would find 1 hive/ bug bite looking bump on my body each day but just one would appear at a time, as well as muscle shakes, fatigue, and skin sensitivity. I also started having nightmares that someone injected me with an infected needle/syringe or something while i slept.

So my questions are,
Could the condom have broken without being obvious? small holes? even to a person new to sexual intercourse?
Could I have gotten it from receiving unprotected oral?
Do these symptoms sound like ARS?
I know these dreams are irrational but would it even be possible to not wake up if i was injected?
I just passed the 10 week mark and am nervous about getting tested, can i expect a negative result?
Teak, Lizzie, Nursegirl?
Thanks in advance everyone

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You never had an exposure. When a condom fails, it fails catastrophically.
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You never had an exposure. When a condom fails, it fails catastrophically.
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Ok so I should have absolutely no worry about getting tested? Because I am currently very fearful of what my result might be. I understand that you do not believe I need a test in the first place but I feel that it is the only way to calm my nerves. Thanks for the prompt response.
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Can I please get some other opinions on my situation?  Just scared because I got what seems to be every ARS symptom 2-3 weeks after intercourse.
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You never had an exposure and you are not having ARS.
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Ok thanks I guess the timing is just freaking me out especially since I'm new to sexual intercourse. Do you think my nightmares about being injected with an infected syringe while sleeping are completely irrational?
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Very irrational.
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Thank you very much for your time Teak. Even though you believe I had no risk, I plan on getting an oral swab test done at 3 months(in 2 weeks) just to finally put my mind at rest.
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