Anonymous
3 days ago i noticed I had a red raised legion on my neck.
The next day it had a very tiny white head. I have also gotten very itchy bumps on my arms, knees, and recently just got one on my pubic area (vagina). The bumps on my arm, knee, and pubic area are itchy.
I had unprotected sex 5-6 months ago.
I also had swollen lymph nodes last week that lasted for about 7- 10 days.
Could these be symptoms of STI's? If so, which ones?
I am very worried. 
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Anonymous
 
Hi there,
Thank you for using AIDS Vancouver Helpline Online. 
Unfortunately we are unable to determine if what you are experiencing is HIV (or any other STI) related.  Often symptoms are not the best indicator for infection because they can mirror other infections.
Partner with a doctor and the best thing you can do is get an HIV/ STI test.  The good news is that since it has been over 5 months since your high risk activity (unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse), your test results would be considered conclusive (providing there has not been any other high risk activity since then).
We recommend adding a  regular HIV/testing as well as be mindful of what is considered low risk/ high risk activities if you are being sexually active: 
Did you know that unprotected vaginal/anal intercourse is considered High risk, but using a condom decreases the risk to "low risk?  
If you have any questions feel free to contact us.  You can also call us personally if you want to speak to someone.  You can call us confidentially 
604.696 4666 Monday to Friday 9am-4pm
Have a good day and keep us informed
Kamani and Jaz
AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer
E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org
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