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I have had unprotected sex with one of them about 6-8 weeks

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I have had unprotected sex with one of them about 6-8 weeks ago including anal sex. I havent experienced any symptoms up untill now but i had a sore throat And cold symptoms that started on friday before The sexual contact. Ive been smoking cigarettes alot of which i don't usually do And drinking And partying alot The last month or so. What worries me is The lump under left armpit , for which i have read is The First sign of infection. Please help. I have also been sweating alot while sleeping.....but maybe thats from My drinking every night
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

One lump is not specific for HIV.

In fact this is likely due to the viral infection --cold virus.

Also smoking can make you pone for cold virus infection.

The time frame is still too early for HIV manifest like this.

Only if your symptoms tend to worsen beyond 2 weeks then you may have some reasons to worry.

But still that does not suggest HIV in most cases.

You can get 4th generation HIV antibody testing now.

A negative test will essentially rule out HIV.
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