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Should I be concerned?
      #20594 - 08/08/01 11:37 PM

About seven months ago I had a one night stand (unprotected sex) with a women. Three months later I developed a skin rash (similar to poison) all over my body (not my private area). I went to the doctor and he treated it as a skin rash and nothing more. The rash went away and I basically forgot about it.

Well, move forward three more months (which was about a month ago). I developed the same rash on my body, but this time a small cluster of blisters appeared on my penis (and the rash was itchy). This was followed by malaise, cough and congestion, and burning when I urinated. Again, I went back to the doctor and he treated the rash the same as before and it went away. He's treating the other symptoms as Protatis and I'm on an antibiotic. I've been having these symptoms for over a month now. Here's the part that's worrying me the most. The women I'm with now had a inflamation in her pubic area for about a week (inching, swelling) followed by the same flu type illness. She's just getting over the flu without any treatment. The inflamation went away too.

I was tested for HIV three years ago and tested negative. Should I be concerned about HIV here? Or should I be concerned about something else? Thanks for your help.

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Today, now, get tested together new
      #20598 - 08/09/01 01:07 AM

Today, now, get tested together with your partner for sexually transmitted diseases
1. Pharyngeal throat STDs
    Urethral STDs
    Anal STDs
    AIDS HIV acquired immune deficiency syndrome human immunodeficiency virus
2. TB tuberculosis
3. Hepatitis B
    Hepatitis A
    Hepatitis C
4. and vaccinated for Hepatitis B
    and vaccinated for Hepatitis A

Any infection can be passed along, and back and forth.

For example, a gynecologist can test you and her.

Check for free STD clinics via

Getting tested together first

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Re: Should I be concerned? new
      #20606 - 08/09/01 02:24 AM

Early symptoms of HIV such as rash usually shows up the first 2-6 weeks after exposure. The fact that you got the rash 3 months afterwards indicates that it has nothing to do with HIV.

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