I have been suffering anxiety and fear of having hiv from an exposure.
I posted in related community they said it was not a risk. I did get tested at 1 month which came back negative but I cannot trust.
I have a very weird and scary symptom that made me worry.
1. After maybe few days or 10 days post exposure, my forehead always felt hot to touch and sometimes burning. but temperature was normal. Highest is 37.2
As time went by, my hot forehead worsen. My temple areas started to feel burning to touch as well. It feels like you have a fever but temperature was always under 37.4.
After getting 31 days negative results, my temp reached 37.5 for a few times.
I know that this temp is not really ars fever. But now my burning skin has worsened.
Now my forehead, eyes, temple, face, cheeks, neck, upper body and sometimes my legs always feel hot to touch while my body temp is normal. It is now 10 weeks after exposure already.
The strange things are that when my head feels hot touch, I actually dont feel hot and dont sweat. It is just burning to touch and I dont feel sick. Doctor told me it may be something infecting me. So will it be HIV?
Also, I found that it will not be hot to touch when I sleep , eat( especially drinking a hot soup) and take a shower. My skin will quickly cool down and it becomes cool to touch. Isn't it weird? I haven't felt like this before in my life so it is scaring me. However, I cant find an ars symptom like this. I do not fill ill when it feels hot to touch
2. After around 10 days post exposure, my lymph nodes under ear and behind are sometimes painful and tender to touch. My armpits lymph nodes are also painful and tender to touch but none of them were swollen, as checked by doctors. My armpits pain resolve within a week and ear pain as well. However, now( 10 weeks), my ear lymph nodes pain come again. It is more focused on left side. I wonder what went wrong with my lymph nodes. There should be something infecting me.
What happened to me? I actually do not dare to get tested again. I always think my status is going to change due to terrible symptoms.
The 1st symptom is the most terrible.
Could you advice me? Do you think I really need to retest?
I want to convince myself It is not due to HIV as this symptoms lasts for about 2 months till now.