In August I had a run in with an East African CSW (country has around 1% HIV).
I had indulged in a lot of sex earlier in the night (protected) so was a little raw down there. I picked up a girl and went back to my house where we proceeded to have unprotected oral sex (both ways).
Near the end of the night we had 2-3 minutes of unprotected vaginal whereby I finished outside of her. We had a discussion on her (and my!) HIV status and she claimed to be negative but due to the moment she didn't dwell on the question.
Now fast forward 10 days, I developed a retro-orbital headache and intermittent vertigo, this vertigo would become quite server when outside walking to the point that I would have to sit down. I had some moments of feeling flush but no major fever or flu symptoms. The headache and vertigo lasted 13 days then spontaneously cleared up.
I put this incident at the back of my mind and thought I would wait until my next annual screening to be tested for HIV and other STIs however in October I developed a severe burning mouth, mostly the tongue and hard palate. I started googling and all things pointed to Oral Thrush - UH OH red flag for HIV. This pain with no obvious change to the oral mucosa lasted for 4-5 weeks (I tried nystatin to no success) and the pain subsided with a change of toothpaste but never fully went away.
Earlier this month I developed Serb Derm on my scalp (dandruff is normal for me, but now its worse) and some itching of the eyebrows and forehead, and now since Christmas my burning tongue is back with vengeance! Obviously this triggers me to think of HIV - reoccurring 'Oral thrush' and Serb derm are often the first signs of an infection (post ARS), correct?
Do these symptoms (And i know symptoms don't usually mean anything) suggest the need to be tested before my annual screening (medical) in March?