A 38-year-old male asked:
Had unprotected anal with a girl a month ago, she said she was clean but idk. last few days ive had sore throat, nasal congestion/post nasal drip, puffy face, red eyes and night sweats. no fever or swollen lymph but how possible is this acute hiv?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Infectious Disease 54 years experience
Your symptoms are not typical of acute HIV, which (among other things) doesn't cause nasal congestion. And they came on too late: HIV symptoms start within 2 weeks. You probably just have a cold, or COVID; these symptoms are consistent with either one. You should have a COVID test.
Reviewed Feb 03, 2022
Pathology 50 years experience
Answered Feb 02, 2022
Last updated Feb 3, 2022
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