I am aware that it is useless relying on symtoms as a way of diagnosing hiv and I do intend to get tested, however it is too soon to be tested, so in the meantime I would like some clarification and advise on the symptoms I am experiencing.
24 days ago I had one episode of vaginal unprotected sex with a white straight male, I have since been for std checks all of which have come back negative, however, I have been having symptoms since day 2 prior to this encounter.
Day 2- runny nose & scratcy throat- this continued for 2 weeks
Day 5-dry cough-continued for ten days
day 20- Constant cough (much worse at night) coughing up maninly clear phlegm, but did notice some yellow phelgm in small quantity.
Day 21-stiff neck and tender neck (this could be lymph nodes?)- the cough and phelgm still continue
today day 24- still have the hacking cough with clear phelgm and tender around the neck area ( I dont think I have swolen glands but I really couldnt be sure)
I cant find any info on the web that puts coughing and runny nose as ars symptoms but it is definately clear that the sore throat and stiff neck are symtoms of ars, but diferent sites say different things, the yellow phelgm worries me as I read on one web site that this is a sign of an immune system response, also what is the most common symtom of Ars?? and is the timeframe of my symtoms consistent with that of ars.
Thank you for taking the time to read my concerns.