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Pain in legs after protected sex shooting pain immediately, swollen sides of legs diarrhea,dry mouth Dr. is is it HIV after three day of sex
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351246 tn?1379682132
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If you had protected sex, chances of HIV are less. However, if condoms were used, then they can leak or burst. Yes, acute HIV infection can start within three days. However, shooting pain and diarrhea can be due to viral or bacterial gastroenteritis or stomach flu as well.  I suggest, you get stool examined for infection. Take an OTC lactobacillus preparation (probiotics) and yoghurt with your meals, after giving the stool sample for examination Drink plenty of fluids (clear soups, water, ORS in water, lemonade). Eat light, do not stay hungry but eat simple things like toast, porridge, cereals, crackers, banana, rice, peeled apple, etc. Take over the counter antacid and antiemetic (this SOS for vomiting). Watch out for a day or two with this treatment. Get complete HIV testing done to ease your mind, and rule it out completely. Please consult your PCP. Take care!
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Thanks Dr for your insightful comments I have done a test RAPID TEST three months after exposure will it be conclusive an antibody or should i do another one in six months thanks

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