Basically I would recommend that you need to see a doctor with this symptom. However I would not worry much about HIV, since even with UNPROTECTED sex, the chance of becoming infected after a single exposure to an HIV-INFECTED person is relatively low and this is based on a study of heterosexual couples in the Rakai district of Uganda discordant for HIV infection (one partner was infected and the other was initially uninfected) where it was found out that the overall risk of HIV transmission rate was 0.12% per coital act in the absence of antiretroviral therapy.
So to summarize the chance of becoming infected after a single exposure to an HIV-INFECTED person is relatively low. This is an extremely low risk. Hence no need to worry.
One of the the earliest symptom of HIV infection is persistent generalized lymphadenopathy
(swollen/enlarged lymph nodes). Other symptoms that can be seen are fever, chills, weakness, fatigue, and sore throat. The rash that you are having is not the specific symptoms of HIV, however it requires to be evaluated by your doctor to find out the cause, which could be due to many other conditions.
Also HIV is definitely diagnosed only by the tests and not by the symptoms, since every symptom can have a number of possible causes. Hence the chances of these symptoms to be due to HIV are very very low, therefore you need to stop worrying and just get the tests done as well consult your doctor about your present symptoms.
Most of the HIV tests are antibody
tests that measure the antibodies your body makes against HIV. The immune system can take some time to produce enough antibodies for the antibody test to detect, and this time period can vary from person to person, and is commonly referred to as the “window period.” Majority will develop detectable antibodies within 2 to 8 weeks (the average is 25 days).
Also The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC
) recommends that all persons aged 13 to 64 be tested for HIV at least once. Therefore with a negative test you need not worry about HIV infection. The antibody test is a pretty accurate test, and the sensitivity of this test is more than 99% after first 2– 4 months of infection, and specificity is 99%.
Rashes may occur throughout the course of HIV infection, and during the acute phase, a generalized rash is more commonly seen. A localised type of rash can be associated with many different infections, allergies, etc. Therefore please consult your doctor to diagnose the exact cause of your rash.
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