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HIV symptoms?

Hi i recently have had a sore throat and runny nose for about 2 weeks , I was wondering could this be symptoms of hiv I am very sexual active but always use condoms the only risk that questions me is I had a small cut on my shaft and had sex with condom covering the very small cut is this a major risk for any HIV exposure??  And what would HIV symptoms be ???
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Your symptoms relate to numerous other issues. From reading various reports online, the main symptoms are a Fever, body rash and Flu like (not to be confused with a cold).

The scenario you mention doesnt sound like anything to be remotely worried about.

Here is a great link of info put together by one of the moderators here. Ultimately the only way to be sure is to test.


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HIV is never diagnosed by symptoms.  The symptoms people associate (or think are related) with HIV can be caused by lots of other things.  If you always use a condom, you should be free of worry.  The usage of a condom prevents HIV transmission during vaginal or anal sex.  Sharing IV drug needles is the only other way people get HIV. Oral sex is not a risk because saliva and air deactivate the virus. Hand jobs, touching fluids, etc. is not a risk.  So, essentially, it doesn't sound like you have risked HIV.  The small cut on shaft is not going to make a difference.  If you don't feel well, get checked out but it isn't HIV related based on what you've written here.
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