If you believe you have been exposed to HIV and want help to judge your risk, would like advice about HIV testing, or have questions about the effectiveness of condoms or risks associated with specific sexual practices, this is the site for you.
RE: Swollen lymph nodes, first appeared 4 days after unprotected sex
I had unprotected sex with a guy, during sex he split his foreskin a bit and a bit of his blood went inside me. Four days later I have developed a small pea sized swollen lymph node under my armpit. A few days after the first one another pea sized lymph node has appeared top of my elbow. I am absolutely petrified I may have hiv though during the same weekend I had sex with the guy I had come into contact with someone who had glandular fever, I have a few questions:
1). Do all lymph nodes swell at once if contracted HIV?
2). Is 4 days too early too see signs of HIV? Did contact with blood increase the amount of virus that could of initially got into my system?
3). I have a test for HIV and other STI's in 2 days from now ( will be 12 days since unprotected sex), if I am already showing symptoms, could a test show up positive?
4) Could terrible anxiety and worry have caused an additional lymph node to swell?
Thanks for reading, please help me put my worries at ease for at least a little while
Thanks teak that is really reassuring to hear, I keep thinking that the lymph nodes would be the first sign that there was the virus in my body, then later the other symptoms of HIV will appear. There is really no chance then that this could be related to HIV? Even if in contact with blood which has a higher amount of HIV in it than semen?
The Content on this Site is presented in a summary fashion, and is intended to be used for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended to be and should not be interpreted as medical advice or a diagnosis of any health or fitness problem, condition or disease; or a recommendation for a specific test, doctor, care provider, procedure, treatment plan, product, or course of action. Med Help International, Inc. is not a medical or healthcare provider and your use of this Site does not create a doctor / patient relationship. We disclaim all responsibility for the professional qualifications and licensing of, and services provided by, any physician or other health providers posting on or otherwise referred to on this Site and/or any Third Party Site. Never disregard the medical advice of your physician or health professional, or delay in seeking such advice, because of something you read on this Site. We offer this Site AS IS and without any warranties. By using this Site you agree to the following Terms and Conditions. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your physician or 911 immediately.