Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    possible unprotected hookup, scared about HIV symptoms
    ladylightning14 posted:
    I've been going through a lot of mental and emotional instability lately and hooked up with a guy I did not know at all last Friday (Sept 6). Horrible guy and I basically consented to sex because he wouldn't lay off... Anyway I told him to wear a condom and he did, but I'm not sure if he took it off in the middle of intercourse. He kept holding my arm up above my head, and after he finished he quickly threw a blanket on me... I tossed the blanket off and got up and asked (just to make sure, even though I saw the condom on him before he inserted himself) if he wore a condom. He said "nah." I freaked out and he said "I did wear it, sorry I don't want to freak you out." I asked where it was and he said "under the blanket." I looked and there was a condom, but it didn't look like anything was in it.... anyway, we don't talk anymore. He hasn't contacted me. I recently found his number again and have been texting about the incident and his status but he isn't replying...

    Anyway for the past 4-5 days I've been experiencing a bad sore throat, occasional cough, night sweats that cause my tank top to be soaked, and some mild muscle aches. I know these are early symptoms of HIV. I'm so scared and worried about this. I can't believe I have to freak out over this for 3 MONTHS before test results will be accurate. I don't know what to do!!! I just keep thinking that this guy infected me on purpose. I remember before I got to his place he saw his roommate by the lake (we were walking along the path) and he's like "Let's walk this way.. I don't want him seeing us..." I keep thinking that his roommate knows what a a**hole he is and what he does and that's why he didn't want him seeing us. Anyway, I'm so freaked out... I don't know what to do. Please help!!!!

    Helpful Tips

    What steps to take if you test positive?Expert
    Hello community, Dan, Gail and myself often answer questions around the potential risk of different exposures for those of you who are ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    27 of 40 found this helpful

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.