|RE: HIV, Hepatitis, Mono?
Feb 26, 2001
I have had symptoms of lack of appetite, exhaustion, sore throat, and diarrhea. I was afraid of being exposed to the HIV virus but these symptoms occurred one day after I had unprotected sex. What are the possibilites of these being HIV, hepatitis, or mono? I am awaiting the test results back but am nervously waiting.
| Response from Dr. Bartlett
I sympathize with your anxiety. The symptoms of these three have substantial overlap, and this undescores the need for a careful evaluation and testing. One day after unprotected sex would be too soon for any of these viruses to be related to that particular exposure.
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