first of all, congratulations for your work. You are really helping people and making a difference.
I would like to ask you the following question, if possible.
Two months ago, I had a sexual encounter with a women that I’ve never seen before. We didn’t had condoms and so we just had some fingering and oral sex. She gave me a blowjob and I did cunnilingus on her, just licking around the clitoris for some 5 minutes.
There were no open wounds or sores on my fingers or on my mouth. However, some years ago I was diagnosed with periodontitis. The disease is under control and I have no bleeding gums for a long time.
What made me anxious was that happened afterwards.
10 days after, I begun feeling sick, with headaches, chills, loss of apetite, general weakness and a running nose. I had no fever, nausea, diarrhea, sore throat or swollen glands.
But 4 days later (14 days after the exposure), a rash appeared all over my thorax. It was a maculopapular exantema, and it was not itchy. This rash disappeared almost completely in just two days.
Probably it is important to mention that on the day before the first symptoms appeared I’ve started to taking two meds that I’ve never used before: Metamizol Cinfa and Arcoxia. I’ve stopped taking these meds on the day that the rash appeared, because I thought it could be an allergic reaction to the pills.
3 days later I went to the doctor and she told me that the rash was probably caused by those medicines. She also told me that I had a respiratory infection and gave me antibiotics to deal with with. I asked her about Acute HIV, without telling her about my recent possible exposure, but she dismissed that possibility without further explanations.
In 2 or 3 days, the antibiotics worked and the symptoms (mainly difficulty on breading, catarrh and running nose) disappeared.
However, I cannot stop thinking if these symptoms were not from a pulmonary infection but from ARS. So, I would like to ask you the following questions:
1. Could I get HIV from getting a blowjob and for doing cunnilingus, as described above?
2. Having periodontitis is a risk factor, even if I have no bleeding gums or any kind of cuts or sores?
3. The symptoms I had could be ARS?
4. Should I get tested?
Thank you very much for you help.