|Can HIV alone cause Nausea?
Jan 17, 2001
I had unprotected sex with a call girl and now has all signs of HIV after 5 weeks. Terribly worried. What bothers most are: a)Nausea: esp. around meal time; b) Dizzy: this is hand-in-hand with nausea. c) headache; d) Myalgia: neck and forearms; e) Tired all the time, and restless - can't concentrate on anything.
Could these all caused by psychological factors?
Response from Dr. Bartlett
The sypmtoms that you describe could certainly be caused by psychological issues related to anxiety and stress. HIV infection acutely usually presents in one of several ways (it doesn't sound like you have any of these): viral syndrome (fevers, swollen glands); skin rash and oral ulcers; meningitis-like symptoms (severe headache, photosensitivity or stiff neck). Best advice is to get tested, if in doubt.
John A. Bartlett, M.D.
jumping all over
Mentally near crazy for family - terrifying symptoms! Help!
- When You Have Genital Herpes How Often Will I Break Out?
- What's The Difference Between Mouth Herpes And Mouth Blisters?
- What Type Of Doctor Treats Shingles?
- What Is There That Has Symptoms Similar To Genital Herpes?
- What Is The Progression Of Gonorrhea?
- What Do Herpes On Lips Look Like?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.