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Rash on the neck


I had an unprotected vaginal sex two weeks ago and I've developed some rash on both side of my neck two weeks after the exposure. The rash looks like: http://www.hivrashes.org/hiv-rashes-on-face.

However, from what I read, the HIV rash is supposed to generally spread. I only got some rashes (not too much) on my neck. I also have sore throat and slight diaherra, but no fever.

I am wondering whether this picture in the blog looks like typical ARS rash? I also read somewhere saying that fever is always accompanies with rash or sore throat, is it correct?

I know symptoms are meaningless, but please forgive the upset heart.


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Just test at 6 weeks and again at 3 months when you will receive a conclusive result.In future play it safe and use protection.All the best.
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I had almost the same situation with you. No fever, but rash on the neck. I also have sore throat and slight diaherra (diarrhea).
But my exposure is oral sex and mutal masturbation, which I got my partner's sperm on my penis.
I am very worried as you are.
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I understand the importance of the test. But I want to know more about my symptoms. Could somebody shed some light?

Could Teak and Lizzie help?

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I,ll shed some light.Symptoms aren,t going to tell you anything about your Hiv status only an Hiv test at 3 months post-exposure will do that and you have already been told this.
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Thanks, appreciate your kindness. That's my fault to repeat the question.

However, may I ask another one?

I am wondering the correlation between Hiv and foreskin. Usually I always use condoms (except the one I mentioned). I'm sure the condom does not break. But I am uncircumcised and my foreskin is long. I always pull back the foreskin before putting on the condom. Sometimes during the sex, I lost my erection a little bit (penis softer, but not all erection loss), and the condom slipped down a little bit (not off).

Is there any risk for that kind of situation?

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