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Doubt about HIV

HI,
I had unprotected semi (Half) sex with my girlfriend 4 months back. after one week i got flu fever which last for one week. After 3 months i got rashes on my body(area around thighs which are painful, two to three rash on my chest, and some on my hands). recently i noticed swollen lymph gland back of my ears and it sized about one centimeter. Can you please help me i am bit worried.
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First off I'd like to suggest that read the HIV medical expert forum, this will help relieve you of your worries. I had the same worry about having unprotected sex with a male, which I've had no signs or symptoms of any kind until recently because if my anxiety... I'm pretty sure that I am causing most of them...  lymph nodes are not considered to be enlarged until they each the 3cm mark, so 1cm is normal size.  Some are larger than others, so only a medical professional can determine whether they are enlarged ot not. I read a lot on the hiv virus,  and the one thing I found most interesting is that contracting the hiv virus through vaginal sex is very low, 1 in 1,000 to be exact. Several comments I read from the experts is that a person would actually have to continuously have sex with an infected heterosexual for months, some don't even contract the virus until about a year of exposure. Swollen lymph modes due to hiv will have a fever present and nodes will be inflamed all over your body, not painful and not isolated to one area.

Chances of you having the hiv virus is low, but i do suggest that you go get tested, as am I. Please do share your results when they come in.
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What do you mean by "SEMI" and "HALF" ?
If you penetrated her vagina/anus without a condom and are worried, now is a good time to get tested.
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We dint went deep into the sex. Either me or my girlfriend touched our private parts.
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If your private parts were JUST touching, you have no risk, and you don't need to get tested.
If you PENETRATED, you need to get tested
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Thanks for your suggestion. I went to the doctor yesterday about my lymph nodes. she saw and said its below 1 cm or 1. But today I am bit worried because I got little bit of cold i checked my body temperature, its shows 97.5, which is normal.  
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we are half naked. I am sure that we dint used our private parts.
Thanks for your reply
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After reading symptoms of HIV. I am sacred because after that night, approximate one week later i got flu. After three month I got rashes on my body and yesterday I saw small Bump back of ear, I went to doctor she said its lymph node but its very small. so I studied in most of the blogs that these are some of the symptoms of HIV, So i am bit worried.
Thanks  
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HIV symptoms are similar to those of many other illnesses, that's why only a test can determine a person's status.
Your symptoms have NOTHING to do with HIV. You had no risk, so stop worrying.
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