Welcome to our Forum. Your risk from the exposures you describe is low. Your partner sounds to be quite low risk for HIV, particularly since she has been tested in the recent past (yes, typically donated blood is routinely tested for HIV). I suspect your sore throat is a coincidence and nothing more. It is normal for lymph nodes present in the neck to swell with a sore throat. Further, since your only symptoms were fever, sore throat and swollen tonsils and neck lymph nodes, these symptoms are not the ARS which has other symptoms as part of it, including rash, muscle aches and diarrhea. I would not worry.
If you choose to get tested, at 4 weeks you can get a combination HIV antibody/HIV p24 antigen test which will provide definitive evidence of your assessment status. I anticipate that when you get tested, the test will be negative, providing that you do not have HIV.
Finally, a comment on your condom use. Placing a condom on AFTER starting to have sex but before you ejaculate will not prevent STDs or keep your girlfriend from getting pregnant. Please use condoms correctly, putting them on before and keeping them on throughout intercourse.
I hope these comments help. Take care. EWH
Even if your girlfriend was HIV infected at the time you had sex with her the chances of you getting it from her a very little. Only a 3 month test will be conclusive (if you are talking about a Rapid Antibody test) if you have HIV, But a 4 week test will give a good idea of what the 3 month test will be but it will not be conclusive. According to doctors on this website, about 80%-85% of the people who are infected with HIV will start showing antibodies in their system by 4-5 weeks after the sexual act.
I hope this helps! Don't worry, it will not change anything! :-)
Hello, thank you for the answer, I appreciate it. Just wanted to mention that my fever is gone now, it was only for like 24 hours, but now I had a diarhhea one time, but the doctor already warned me it might happen from the antibiotics that he perscribed to me, but there is really no way to know if it's from that. The feeling of not knowing what exactly is going on and not being able to test for some time is really stressing. Anyway, thank you!
Glad to help. Take care. EWH
Hi again! I didn't do the p24 test, but I tested with normal test on 52th day after last exposure. It was negative, but the physician told me I should test again at 90th day. Was that testing utterly useless, or is it some kind of indicator of my status? Thank you!
Your physician is being ultra consevative. My advice is to consider this result conclusive. I am confident that further testing, whenever you pursue it, will be negative. EWH