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What are common symptoms of HIV/AIDS?

If you get HIV/AIDS, what is the most common thing you feel?

I had unprotected oral sex with a prostitute...could I have gotten HIV or an STD?

I’m very scared because, in the last two or three months, I’ve had sex with different prostitutes. I used a condom, except when I had unprotected oral sex (mouth to vagina). Two days ago, I suddenly got a skin rash and fever. I thought it was just an allergy, but the anti-allergy pills haven’t made the fevers go away. Could I have gotten HIV or an STD? Please help!

What STD tests should we have before getting married?

My girlfriend and I aren’t going to sleep together until we’re married...but she has had two previous partners, and I haven’t had any. What kinds of STD testing should we have before marriage to make sure we’re both healthy? I’ve heard that HIV might not show any physical effects for a long time, so this worries me.

Are itching and burning in the hands, feet and legs symptoms of HIV?

I had a sexual encounter last week with someone I didn’t know. We didn’t have vaginal sex, but I did place two fingers in her vagina and we both performed oral sex on one another. The day after, I started having itching and burning sensations in my hands, feet, legs, etc. Is this a symptom of HIV? Or another STD?

Can you tell me when to test for HIV?

Hi. I want to know when to test for HIV. I ended up going home with a guy I met last night and we had sex. We didn’t use a condom and now I’m really worried...what if he had HIV? Can I get tested for HIV right away, or do I have to wait?