Oct 22, 1996
I recently had unprotected sex with a very sexually active girl. 3 days later I began having an ocasional dull pain in my testicles. Four weeks later it developed into more of a burning in the penis and testicles. No burning while urinating. It has now been 6 weeks since the sexual encounter and I still have an ocassional burning. My doctor is stumpped and has refered me to a uroligist. I have no other symptoms, except I have recently noticed the back of my tongue has a slight white coating. I'm scared to death that this is HIV. Do these symptoms sound like HIV? Are there any other possiblities?
| Response from Dr. Cohen
Pain in the testicles and burning in the penis a few days after a sexual encounter is not due to HIV. It could certainly be caused by a sexually transmitted disease, however, and so it needs to be evaluated. As for the "slight white coating" on the tongue, that's not what thrush looks like. I suspect that your tongue has always looked like that and you've only noticed it now because you're worried.
Of course, I cannot say that you didn't get HIV from that encounter, but I can say that the symptoms you're telling me about are not due to HIV.
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