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Feb 29, 2008

HELLO doctor i am 26 yrs old. i had a unprotected anal sex with a prostitute 65 DAYS BEFORE. i inserted just half of my penis into her anus just once(single insertion) for 3 seconds. then within a week i found fatigue on my lower body.. than after 12 days i found a painless red infectin on my penis. after 8 weeks of exposure i got my blood tested hiv, vdrl, hepatitis all were negative. doctor told me that i have got syohilis. i started my treatment(penisillin injection) and i am taking herbal antibiotics. but doctor still i have some symptoms like: 1. not diehreah but gas in stomach and stool is semi loose from 2-3 weeks(but i go once a day only). 2. sweating palms of hands and lower feets..mainly when i put my hands inside pocket and after wearing shoes(that never used to happen before). 3. sore throat 4. some 12 - 13 (in numbers)red pimples like things on chest and back arm. but there is no fever and no headache. My doctor told me that these symptoms are found because of syphilis and medicine that i am using.

Response from Dr. McGovern

Sounds like your physician is following you well. I would not necessarily ascribe any of your symptoms to hepatitis B or C.

You will need further follow-up testing with your physician however for more HIV and hepatitis testing and also to be certain that your syphilis blood tests show improvement.

passive antibody
symptoms of hepatitis C

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