A 23-year-old male asked:
is strep throat a symptom of hiv? m-m contact. no penetration. possible saliva contact with anus. 6 days later, sore throat. tested + for strep throat
1 doctor answer
Dr. Ed Friedlander answered
43 years experience Pathology
Test for HIV: Strep throat is not a sign of HIV, but acute HIV infection can also announce itself as a bad sore throat from which strep may grow. It sounds like your contact was safe, it's too early to be sick from HIV from the guy, and as a grown man you should test for HIV yearly. Many, perhaps most, men do a little safe exploring with a friend at some time. I hope you'll value what happened, and love safely.
Answered on Mar 13, 2019
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