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I fought with one guy, he cut me in my hand with knife i am afraid that knife could be already used by an HIV person. I have few symptoms of HIV. i also had HIV test which was Negative. Is it HIV?

Last Updated - Fri, Mar 16 2018

Detailed Question:

Hi doctor,

I am a virgin boy. I fought with one guy, he cut me in my hand.so I am afraid of that Knife, it could be already used by an HIV person.

Does it make any problem in my body?

But before it happened I had Common Cold.and now I have lowgrade fever, mild headache, mild stomach pain, sore throat, cough, mild neck joint pain, cough, body tired, over sleepy, cough. 

Is it possible to find the symptoms of HIV in my body within 15 days from the day iI fought with guy My HIVhiv test is negative so please help me doctor my symptoms are related to HIV or not?

Category: General Physician


Dr. Aditi Gupta

MD - Internal Medicine
Angeles University

You seem to be suffering from a misunderstanding of HIV symptoms.
    
  • HIV is spread only in certain body fluids from a person infected with HIV. These fluids are blood, semen, pre-seminal fluids, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids, and breast milk.
        
  • HIV is spread mainly by having sex or sharing injection drug equipment, such as needles, with someone who has HIV. 
        
  • To reduce your risk of HIV infection, use condoms correctly every time you have vaginal, oral, or anal sex. Don’t inject drugs. If you do, use only sterile injection equipment and water and never share your equipment with others.
        
  • Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is an HIV prevention option for people who don’t have HIV but who are at high risk of becoming infected with HIV. PrEP involves taking a specific HIV medicine every day. PrEP should always be combined with other prevention options, such as condoms.

You can contract HIV only through sexual contact or body fluid contact from an HIV affected the blood. As of now, I don't see any reason to worry or panic about it. 

To let it completely out of your mind and to be sure about it you may need to test for HIV after 3 months since that is when it usually can be detected. Meanwhile, you can take these tablets as discussed for the pain in the site of injury you had.
Please Consult if you have any queries

Tab Dolo 650mg - 1--0--1 x 3days -

Dr. Aditi Gupta

MD - Internal Medicine
Angeles University

Dr. Aditi Gupta has worked in the emergency department for Hospitals like Fortis Hospital (Bengaluru)and St.Philomena's Hospital(Bengaluru). She has also participated in numerous health studies in Philippines.

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