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Is this a symptom?

Got a 6 week test that came up negative.  About 2 weeks ago I started getting little acne around the upper neck area, where stubble usually grows in.

Is facial/neck acne a symptom of HIV?  Does acne have any relation?  Also have a small swollen lymph node under right side of jaw.
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No, no.. What was your exposure?
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Have had protected sex and unprotected oral sex with a couple sex workers.  Last encounter the girl was on her period and I pulled the condom off and left (don't know if the blood on my upper thighs could infect me or not).

Next day had stinging and burring during urination but no discharge, dr. Perscriped cipro for 2 weeks and it all went away.  Always had protected insertion sex, no condom breaks, but unprotected oral.

Noticed lots of pimples 2 weeks ago (23 days after my 6 week test). Read somewhere acne can be related and I started to panic.  I've always had acne, but it seems more prevalent now, ESP cuz lymph node seems swollen for 4 weeks now
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Avatar m tn
You never had an exposure.
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Thanks so much, appreciate the quick response.

Just read everything that acne can be a symptom, but you say no.
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just concerned acne outbreak on neck can be a symptom of seroconversion
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You think all teenagers walking around that has acne has HIV?
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no i just read online that acne could be a symptom, i just wasn't sure if i was just paying attention to it more or my nervousess was trying to connect the two...so there is no connection then, so I can put this to rest?
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186166 tn?1385262982
as teak told you...you never had an exposure

kindly move on...
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