Many viruses cause rash, which in this setting does not suggest HIV. And I agree with your self-analysis! Of course if the rash or other symptoms persist and you remain concerned, see your doctor -- but you can be sure HIV isn't the cause.
Welcome to the forum. It is by chance I am answering; Dr. Hook and I take questions randomly, without regard tonreques tsmfor one of us or the other.
I'm sorry you have had trouble accepting and believing the advice you had on the community forum. Teak and Lizzie Lou were exactly right: you are not at risk formHIV from the exposure described.
You describe a partner who was exceedingly unlikely to have HIV, which remains rare (in industrialized countries) in heterosexual men who are not injection drug users. And he proved to you he doesn't have HIV, with his recently negative test. Equally important, as you were told on the community forum, HIV is not tranamitted by fingering, even with fingers that have sexual fluidsmon them. HIV is much harsder to transmit than that. Here is EVERYTHING you need to know aboutnsecuL transmission of HIV: if a bare penis (no condom) doesnt get inside another person's vagina, rectum or (very rarely) mouth, there is no chance of transmission.
Finally, your symtoms do NOT suggest HIV. Acute HIV infections do not cause "scratchy throat" or nasal congestion (mentioned on the community forum, but not here). And of course common colds are hindreds of times more common than HIV. You have a cold, nothing more.
So no testing is necessary and you should not be the least worried about HIV. You were not at risk and idon't have it.
I hope this helps. Best wishes-- HHH, MD
Thank u so much for your reassurance. Just one last question please.
So my rash is nothing to be concerned about?
I greatly appreciate the time u have taken to answer my question.
So really I guess I need to try to get a control on this obsession. I will work on accepting the fact that I really have nothing to worry about.
Thanks again for your advise!
See above; I don't know why some of my comments are being posted out of sequence.
Thank you so much for your reply and thank you for all you do on this forum. God bless you. Now I need to work on my acceptance.