Anonymous
I had sex with one of my friend's housemate 13 days ago, around 2-3 days after our sexual intercourse i felt less energetic and require early bad time (my usual sleeping duration maintains). I also have mild headache especially when i bend down and a small lymph node below the end of my jaw bone . Currently, after 10 days i feel much better in terms of much lesser headache but the lymph node persist and i felt that area around the lymph node seems to be slight swollen.
Just for your information, i do not have flu and cough. The lymph node is not visible and only detectable when i touch it. During the sexual intercourse, i used condoms.
Sorry for my bad English.
Thank you
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Anonymous
Hi there,

Thank you for reaching out to AIDS Vancouver, I'm happy to address your concerns.

It's great to hear that you used condoms during your exposure, as this is one of the most effective ways at preventing HIV transmission. Using condoms correctly means that you reduce your risk of acquiring HIV to no risk.

In regards to your symptoms, HIV symptoms are very similar to other infections such as the flu or cough. I would recommend consulting your local healthcare practitioner to diagnose your symptoms, as we here at AIDS Vancouver are a team of trained volunteers, but we are not qualified to diagnose.

The only way to know your true status is through testing. If you are having feelings of worry or fear about your current HIV status, we encourage you to seek testing.

For more information, please visit our website at

All the best,

Leila

AIDS Vancouver Helpline/Online

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