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If you have hiv how soon if any symptoms will appear, when should you excpect symptoms if you think uve been exposed.
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366749 tn?1544695265
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Generally the symptoms if HIV infection Accute Retroviral Syndrome (ARS) appear after 2 weeks of exposure and last for another 1-2 weeks. However it is important to note that
these symptoms are often misleading because such symptoms can be experienced due to other reasons, and secondly, many actually infected persons never see any symptoms and remain asymptomatic.

Therefore it is better to get ourselves tested for HIV after a specified period, if we were exposed to a risk, This is the only way to know our status conclusively. The risks are only two, when we talk about sexual routes, Unprotected vaginal sex and Unprotected anal sex. If you were not exposed to any of these two, you do not need to worry about HIV
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Thanku, I had unprotected oral performing on my partner (male) and had open wound/cuts in mouth and am worried about posssible exposure. What do you think?
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366749 tn?1544695265
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You were never exposed to a risk of HIV. Oral sex is a no risk behavior
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Even w open wounds/cuts? Why are other professionals telling me it can be a risk if it was bleeding at the time mine wasn't but n hiv counselor told me u have to be literally punched in the mouth and be bleeding to have any possible risk. Why did they say that then? Pls explain, thank you.
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