Condom broke while making love, can I get HIV?

5 months ago, I had a one night stand with someone who’s sexual health I’m unsure of and can’t ask, but who clarified that he was clean and tested. The condom broke, which we only realized after the fact.

At the time, I took a morning after pill immediately after, and kept an eye out for symptoms. Although I didn’t get anything that warranted concern for STDs, I experienced symptoms that I thought were due to the pill: headaches, sweating, nausea, abdominal pain, and a delayed period (I took the pill a couple days before my period was due to start, it was delayed by about a week). These symptoms lasted 2-3 days. Since then, everything has gone back to normal and I haven’t experienced anything odd since.

However i have read that some of those symptoms could have been due to contracting HIV, and that’s begun to worry me. I don’t feel different and haven’t gotten sick since then. Is there a chance?

Could I have HIV? Should I worry about this?


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Dr.Honey Arora
12:48 pm

The symptoms you faced seems to be due to the pill or hormonal disturbances that occured during to the pill..

The symptoms are not probably due to HIV.

In case of still you doubt go for HIV tests for further confirmation..