Hello, everyone! Thanks for taking the time to entertain my post. I hope someone would help me assess my risk. I am a 24-year-old bisexual man and have had sexual encounters with both men and women. However, with men, I only limit my encounters to mutual masturbation or at most, oral sex. The only time I've had anal intercourse with men was with a man I have been dating for a year and I always ask him to wear protection when we do it. When I have been with women, I always wear protection as well. By the way, I am a healthcare professional which is why i'm always cautious when it comes to sexual encounters. However, I am not an expert on HIV (despite knowing a few basic facts about the disease, diagnosis, time frame of disease and transmission). So, here's my situation. I have had a sexual encounter with another man last Sunday (February 26, 2017). This encounter was casual and the only things we did were:
1.) Oral sex (i am the insertive partner; he gave me oral sex) WITH PROTECTION
2.) He also stimulated my nipples with his tongue. There was gentle biting but I didn't notice any blood from his mouth nor did I notice cuts on my nipples.
3.) He also tried to put a finger inside my anus but I told him it felt uncomfortable for me so he only stimulated the outside with his finger. This was a bit rough.
4.) There was also rubbing of our penises together and he was stimulating the head of my penis with his finger (playing with the pre-seminal fluid coming out of the urethra)
5.) Kissing, although not as deep as french kissing but also not as shallow as social kissing
So many of you may say that there was no risk or very minimal risk at all but after about 2 days, I felt ill. At first, I got a very bad cold (a bit runny and my sinuses were congested) then I developed cough with no phlegm for at least the first few days; right now, I can feel that there is phlegm but this might be due to the cold) and yesterday, I felt like I had a flu. I felt tired, my body felt heavy and my head felt light, although I felt better after a good night's sleep. I also tried to feel my lymph nodes on the neck but I don't think they're swollen because i tried to feel my brother's neck and it felt quite the same. I also did not develop any rash on my body.
My questions are:
1.) Could this be ARS? or could it probably be very bad coincidence?
2.) Do you think this warrants testing at the 3-month mark?
3.) Should I get a CBC to see if this is a bacterial or viral infection? I'm afraid that if it turns out to be viral, it might be ARS
thanks a lot to everyone