Hello Doctor & Community,
About a month ago I had protected vaginal intercourse with a CSW in Toronto. (Something I so regret)
However towards the end of the session I realized that the condom had slipped inside her vagina when I pulled out. There was no *** as I had not climaxed but I was extremely worried as i wasn't sure if i was bareback for abit.
Later I asked the lady multiple times and she said she was clean.
Exactly, 3 and half weeks later
I was working on my house porch drilling into cement/brick wall. The same night I realised I had a developed a rash about size of a quarter on my neck (maculopapular).
It felt tender burning but not exactly itchy. 3 days later the rash has almost disappeared.
1> I am not sure whether the rash may have been irritation from cement or paint putty or if this is ARS. I have no other obvious ARS symptoms. No lymph node swelling, no fever at all, no sore throat nothing.
Only additional thing is I have a lil insect bite like mark on my collar which I just noticed.
and of course I do have anxiety due to fear of potentially acquiring HIV.
2> Do ARS rash disappear on their own this fast? Or is it probably just an irritation rash from may be cement or paint putty?
3> based on one of your previous post I read my understanding is that ARS rash always accompanied by fever.
In my case could this still be ARS or something else?
Regardless I am going for full blood / urine testing next week which would be 5 weeks since my potential exposure.
But I wanted to understand from your perspective where I stand.
Any advice is greatly appreciated.