A couple of days ago me and this girl that I have been talking to for two months exchanged oral sex. The next day(unexpectedly) I woke up in this horrible sweat with a temp of 100.4, my lower back was in pain, and my legs were a little sore. The day after that it was the same thing, my temp was 103.6 and I had this massive headache as if I had a bad hang over. So I went to the doctor today and told him I might need an HIV test, but he says" I dont have HIV because the symptoms do not show up that fast". I dont think he knows what he is talking about, but I really dont know. He says it might be a sinus drainage problem, but this situation really has me scared. What do you guys think?
I'm freaking out
I think your doc has a point.
You've caught something quite different. You can catch diseases from a sex partner that aren't STDs, just ordinary things you could get from anyone - just that sex partners uyou get especially close to.
Your doctor knows what he's talking about. It could be what he said (it's not as if having sex will keep you from getting something you were about to get), or, as Inelegible said, it's easy to pick up a cold or flu from someone you're physically close to. Did you kiss?
<i>Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.</i> -- MLK
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What do you guys think?
I think that very few, if any, of us have a medical degree and that you should trust your doctor.
While I do not have a medical degree, I do have common sense. And that tells me:
1. a temperature indicates an infection and that **if it continues ** I should see a doctor. You have already done that.
2. Since the doctor is medically educated and has no dog in this fight, there is no benefit to him/her to give you wrong information. On the other hand, if you did have an STI, he would be bound to treat you to keep you from spreading it.
3. STI's are caused by a bacteria. It is very rare for a temperature to spike this high this quickly from a bacteria. However some viruses will give you a temperature this quickly, but not AIDS.
Did you doctor give you any medication to deal with the sinus problem?
I thank all you guys for your input. The doctor perscribes me with Clarinex. How long would it take for symptoms to show up if one was to have HIV/AIDS? Once again thank you guys for your help, please keep posting because I'm still kind of "iffy"
HIV can make you a bit off-colour when you first catch it, but that's usually not particularly noticed. Apart from that, it doesn't have much effect for months or years.
However, the chances of getting HIV from oral sex are very low. Forget about it.