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Swollen Lymph Nodes

So I was exposed last Friday when I had unprotected oral sex, and I posted before an someone told me that the risk is almost zero for HIV. The doctor also told me that and that's why he didn't want to give me PrEP. I am a little concerned, though, because I'm starting to feel like a burning sensation in both sides of my neck, which I assume are the lymph nodes. This is making me worry, any idea what this could be? I hope that it is not HIV
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This answers all of your HIV questions, and if you can think of any more just reread about the 3. You had zero risk therefore  testing is irrelevant to your situation because you had zero risk. HIV is a fragile virus, which is instantly inactivated in air and also in saliva which means it is effectively dead so it can't infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. It doesn't matter if you and they were actively bleeding or had cuts at the time either because the HIV is effectively dead.  
Only 3 adult risks are the following:
1. unprotected penetrating vaginal with a penis
2. unprotected penetrating anal sex with a penis
3. sharing needles that you inject with.
The only way to get HIV is if you did one of the 3. The situation you describe is a long way from any of these 3.
Even with blood, lactation, cuts, rashes, burns, etc the air or the saliva does not allow inactivated virus to infect from touching, external rubbing or oral activities. Doctors have calculated the risk from what you describe to be less than that of being hit by a meteor, therefore no one will get HIV from what you did in the next 40 years of your life either. The above HIV science is 40 years old and very well established, so no detail that you can add to your encounter will change it from zero risk.
If you didn't have one of the 3 then you are just worrying about your own hiv theory - which is unrealistic for you to think that can become reality - so you should move on back to your happy life instead.
You posted a few days ago in the std forum and were told unequivocally two times that you had zero risk, so you need to be more honest instead of pretending the advice was almost zero.
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You said elsewhere that you received oral sex.  It's not almost zero - it's ZERO.  No one in the history of HIV has ever contracted HIV from receiving oral sex.  You will not be the first.  Move on from this non-event.
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Yes, but I feel a burning sensation in my lymph nodes. They may be a little swollen too. Isn't this a sign of HIV?
Obviously the answer is no, since you've been told now by two people that you never had a risk to begin with. In order to have HIV, you would've had to have a risk first, which you did NOT.
Reread about unrealistic.
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