Had oral sex a week ago. Having flu like symptoms. Could I have HIV or simply the flu?

Cold. HIV is rarely transmitted from oral sex. This sounds like a cold combined with some stress and anxiety related to sexual activity. HIV is most often transmitted by infected blood or sexual secretions; however, some cases of oral transmission have been reported also. I suggest getting an HIV test to put your mind to rest.

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