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HIV Rash?

I've had the worst time of my life ever. I had sex with a stripper girl by about 5 weeks ago, losing my virginity at the same time, and during the sexual act she felt that the condom broke, which made me pull my penis off immediately. I was in panic and couldn’t really tell if the condom was broke. We also kissed. I started to get really bad symptoms after 3 weeks, like strong nausea which made me to almost puke, also high fever and high temperature. The next day, same symptoms but also I developed one bump of that specific rash that you get when you get the virus during the ARS period. Next day I got diagnosed Typhoid Fever after a blood test and I started taking antibiotics again(last time I was taking the same antibiotic was during the Christmas holidays, ranging from the 22nd to the 28th or something) And my nausea seemed to decrease, but my lack of appetite was remaining still. Its been a week since I started with the medication and I still suffer from light headaches and muscle pains, and some stomach issues. The bump of rash hasn’t gone away yet and I fear this is due because of HIV more than because of Typhoid Fever, and I havent fully recovered from the so called “Typhoid Fever” that I got diagnosed 1 week ago. My question is: Am I really going through the ARS period and not really suffering from the Typhoid Fever? I have that same rash that people develop during the ARS., but only one bump, I don’t really know if this is related to Typhoid Fever, but I know is more related to ARS, that’s why Im really petrified. I also have muscular aches still to this day.
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563773 tn?1374250139
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Hello,
From the symptoms the rash looks like typhoid fever and not HIV because skin rashes in ARS do not present so early. But to confirm the diagnosis investigations are needed. Many people do not develop symptoms after they first get infected with HIV. Others have a flu-like illness within several days to weeks after exposure to the virus. confirmation is only done by specific tests for HIV like western blot,PCR and ELISA.These tests may show accuracy after 6 weeks to 6 months as HIV antibodies take time to develop in the body.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.

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Dear Dr!

I would like to ask you stg. On the next day after unprotected sex with my new boyfriend two red spots appeared on my wrists ( 1-1 on each one, cca 1cm big ) . athey disapeared within one hour.  On the second day 2 bigger oval red spots appear cca 10 cm above from the spots from the first day. These were lil bit itchy, cca 5x1.5 cm big and 2 small rash were on them. These spots also disapeared within 1-2 hours.
I am on 5th week after that day, i did not have high temperature, fever, no any "strange" rashes.


I would like to ask you, can that my rashes on the 1st and 2nd day after the risk to be ARS rashes? Maybe the ars rashes appeared at me soooo early?

From the third day I felt lil pain my wrists and ome musclepain in my arms. Could be causes from my extremly anxiety from illnesses?


On googlepics I saw some similar pics about ars hiv rash ( red spots ) even much more than it was on my hands. I am confused... Everywhere is written that the rashes appears usually on 2-4th week and usually after some fever, but what that rases or spots was in my arms is not ars?symptomes?

Thank you in advance for your help. Wish you all the best
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