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Itchy bumps on the body after unprotected sex. Cut on the penis. History of circumcision. Do I have HIV symptoms?

hi, i have a few queries regarding my symptoms after unprotected sex 2 months ago. First of all sorry for the long description but i wanted to tell each and every details. Thank you for the good work that you all are doing it really helps people who are in similar situation like me. My anxiety and fear is getting the best of me. let me tell you from the start. i had unprotected sex on 1st May well technically it would be 2nd may it was after 12 am. i knew that i would worry to death about this...the next day not much of any symptoms but from the 3rd i started to get itchy bumps, on random places in my body , very similar to mosquito bumps. single itchy bumps or sometimes just itchy skin(not dry skin though). i looked for symptoms of hiv over the web constantly and was scared. the bumps keep coming on and off. a certain part of my body will itch and when i scratch a bump will develop but it will disappear after sometime maybe 30 mins. sometimes longer.No other symptoms such as fever diarrhea , sore throat etc. anyway so on the 6th i was worried, depressed and with this overwhelming anxiety i was just walking around the house , thats when i developed a shooting pain under my arms...the next day i felt discomfort around my groin like a mild pain and a feeling that my lymphs are swollen, i knew i had mild lymph node pain. so the generalized lymph pain(neck,armpit,groin and sometimes even chest) continued till 29th may. the pain is mild but sometimes it increases and makes me worry even more. it comes and goes through out the day. i am able to feel my nodes with my fingers around my groin and neck but i feel they are not swollen. its like pea size or maybe even smaller. anyway my lymph node went away for a few days and i was starting to feel better. one weekend i went drinking with my friends and the next day i developed the mild lymph pain again, i freaked out and this continued from 11 june till present.the level of discomfort kept fluctuating. somedays its more somedays its less. i am not too sure but i feel like the lymph discomfort or pain keeps fluctuating with my anxiety or stress. i dont have any other symptoms such as fever , diarrieah etc but what worries me is the duration of the symptoms. my encounter was on 1st may and the itchy bumps started from the 3rd may on and off till present date(however the intensity has become less and the size of the bumps seems smaller now). and the lymph discomfort or mild pain started from 6th may till present.(todays date 29th june) whats even more strange is that the lymph discomfort went away from 29th may till 10th june but again on 11th june after a night of drinking it came back. Yesterday i noticed a little swelling near my ear close to the jaw. looks like really mild swelling and i can also feel it with my fingers. this has really sent me to the depths of depression and anxiety. i dont have anyone to talk to so i am here to share it with you guys and hopefully get some advice. and yes i have recorded the dates and my symptoms. additional details : i am 24 and this was the second time i had sex in my life and first time unprotected. i am circumcised. she performed oral sex on me and the vaginal sex lasted for not more than a minute and i ejaculated outside. to make things worse the next day i see a small cut on my penis. i dont know her status but i know she sleeps around a lot. i am really so worried i cant think of anything else .. i know anyone would advice me to get a test but before that i would like to know are my symptoms related to what i fear the most? do you think with the symptoms and the duration of symptoms i have...i am at risk?do you think that anxiety and stress can create such symptoms as long as my anxiety continues? I have been constantly worried and thinking about it since that incident, not even a single hour passes by without me thinking about hiv. Believe it or not i have even started to see dreams related to hiv. I really appreciate you re patience to read such a long post but thanks a lot.
Asked On : Thu, 5 Jul 2012
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Psychiatrist 's  Response
Jun 2013
Hi there ~

I understand your situation and would like to let you know that you have done a good job with giving a good history fairly. However, not everything you mention here is relevant. The first thing you need to do is to go to a doctor and ask for getting a sexually transmitted disease profile done so as to screen for any STDs. If that is negative you can rest assured, however please be careful and have protected sex if you are having sex with multiple partners. I also advice you to see a dermatologist for the itchy bumps on your penis. It would greatly help with your condition if there is a condition detected that can get yourself treatment. I hope this helps.

Take care and have a lovely day!
Answered: Tue, 23 Apr 2013
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