Thanks in advance. My situation may seem unlikely for leading to HIV, but I am an incredibly anxious person with a lot to lose. Please, if you can answer my questions related to symptoms, I would greatly appreciate it. I have been sick with fear for weeks now.
On Sept. 28 I went to a strip club. I remember pieces of the night, but not a thing after finally getting a lap dance. I remember going into the back with the girl, sitting down, and that’s it. All else I could remember was a piece of a thought involving a condom, and I can’t even process if that was reality or not. I know this doesn’t sound like much, but I have a history of doing very stupid things when I get that drunk and don’t learn about them until days later. I am happily married and have been horrified about what I may have done with one of the strippers after I blacked out. Since then I have seen numerous HIV symptoms, which are the source of my fear.
It all started with my mouth: At 9/10 days, a white sore on my top gums by my molars and a tiny ulcer on my tongue; at 17 days (and most days since), small white marks/bumps on my inner cheek that don’t hurt and I can almost move with my tongue (thrush??); at 21 days, small ulcers on the inside of front lip.
At 21 days I got diarrhea that lasted for two days. The other night (23 days in) I got a sore throat. The next day I woke up congested with thick yellow mucus and dark red marks/clusters of spots in the back of my mouth. The last two nights (24/25 days in) I noticed that the skin on the back part of both upper arms was a blotchy pinkish/purple-ish in color with small red dots at a closer look that was rough to the touch (rash??).
1. Are these symptoms of ARS/HIV (mouth sores/ulcers/white marks; sore throat/diarrhea, rash)?
2. Can it be that random that they would all happen in the window period?
3. I’m 2 days shy of 4 weeks. Is it too early to get tested? I am dying with fear and need closure.
Thank you, doctors.