What tests should I undertake
Sep 30, 2012
I had random sex with a stranger just over 5 weeks ago. I used a condom but was not fully erect throughout and had open sores on my hands. At two weeks I developed a rash on my arms. Suffered nausea. At 3-4 weeks extreme dry mouth, loss of appetite, diagnosed oral thrush, mouth sores and minor herpes blisters, night sweats. I visied my local std clinic, tested and negative at 5 weeks. I now have full on body ache, joints hurt, my gland on groin and neck are swollen, slpeen/kidneys hurt and i have diarrhoea and upset stomach for three days. I an extremely anxious. What tests will be most likely to show early diagnosis. I need to know. my wife is pregnant and I have put her at risk at week 2.
Response from Dr. McGowan
I would suggest the HIV Antigen/Antibody Combo test. This will help you find out about your HIV status. You should also be tested for non HIV related STDs such as syphilis, gonorrhea/chlamydia, and herpes. You should refrain from sexual activity until such these tests are completed and their results known. Thanks
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