Based on your answers and specified symptoms, there is a possibility that you have contracted HIV.
Note: There is no way to make an accurate medical diagnosis from a set of quiz results. This is why it is important to get tested promptly.
The physician recommendation is to get tested using standard HIV 1 & 2 antibody test.
HIV is a common sexually transmitted disease (STD). It may be passed through vaginal, oral or anal sex.
Like many other STDs, HIV can be treated effectively if you take action quickly. But if you do not seek immediate treatment, symptoms may progress. There is also a chance of serious health complications. An added risk is that your sexual partners could also contract the disease from you.
The only way to be sure whether or not you have HIV is to get an STD test. Because HIV is so common, anyone who is sexually active should be regularly tested for it as a preventative measure.
Your answers to the symptom checker indicate that you have extra reason to be concerned.
Either you reported you have symptoms of HIV or that you recently had sexual contact with someone who may be HIV positive.
HIV symptoms do not always show up immediately. Early detection is key.
Thankfully, it is fast and easy to get a HIV test.
Urine and blood tests are most common. More rarely, swabbing is used. The samples are then sent off to a lab where they can be analyzed.
Remember, if you are positive, it is your responsibility to inform your sexual partners that you are a HIV carrier. Your partners will need to get tested as well.
Try not to be embarrassed about getting tested or telling your partners the truth. There is no reason to be self-conscious. Again, HIV is very common. You owe it to your partners to protect their health as well as yours.
Remember that you will not be cured instantly when you begin treatment. You need to wait to check again and make sure you are disease free before you return to having sex.