Are sore throat and mild congestion symptoms of an HIV infection?
Your symptoms are unlikely to be due to HIV infection.
Thanks for posting your query.
You had protected vaginal sex. Oral sex has a low risk for HIV infection as per CDC, XXXXXXX USA.
Saliva is not infectious unless it is contaminated with blood when the partner has some oral problem.
Sore throat and inguinal glands can occur to anyone. Earliest HIV manifestations can occur only after 3-4 weeks after the exposure in the presence of an infection.
Your lowest risk can be eliminated only by HIV test. When the partner is free from HIV Infection, the risk is nil.
Dr S Murugan
Your symptoms are not related to HIV.
Medicine is not mathematics to get constant and fixed answers.
I had seen cases got infection with single exposure and cases escaped even after years of promiscuity and similarly very rare cases acquire HIV through oral sex. (one or two in 25 years of HIV practice with only oral sex). There is every likelihood for the hooker not infected with HIV. Then there is no risk for you at all.
In my consideration, your HIV risk is very remote and quite unlikely, at the same time I can not say it is "nil". Only HIV test can either confirm or rule out the infection.
Your symptoms of sore throat was not at all related to HIV infection.
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