Anonymous
DEAR DOCTOR,
First of all I am thankful for reading my question. Please reply me as soon as possible. I am 25 years old male. I had protected sex with a unknown prostitute in Dubai. After some days of sex I noticed following symptoms:

got fever and also swollen lymph nodes behind ear and groin and also unusual lesions on my tongue then after consultng doctor and taking medication i was perfectly fine. After exact 4 months i went for hiv test(ag/ab) and my test result shows up negative but I am still worried because after havng that protected sex unusual lesions appeared on my tongue and they are still on my tongue. Please guide me. I am quite worried
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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for your question.

Firstly, great job getting tested! Testing is the only way to know if you have acquired the HIV virus or not. Since you took the test after the 3 month mark, your negative test results can be considered conclusive.

Because HIV testing is the only way to know if you have acquired the virus, this indicates that the symptoms you are experiencing may be related to another illness. I recommend seeking out your local healthcare professional for more help on understanding what your symptoms might be caused by. We don't like to use symptoms to assume HIV status here at the Helpline, because there is no set list of HIV-related symptoms. Many people experience different symptoms, some people don't show any at all, and the symptoms also often get confused with other illnesses like the flu.

I hope this helps, and that you start to feel better soon! If you need further clarification, please do not hesitate to ask.

Best,

Caroline

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