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Flu Season and Living With HIV

Introduction What Is the Flu? How Do You Get the Flu? Who Is at Risk For the Flu? What Are the Symptoms? How Do You Diagnose the Flu? How Do You Prevent the Flu? How Do You Treat the Flu Virus? How Do You Treat Flu Symptoms? What About Flu Shots? Concerns For People Living With HIV Concerns For Pregnant Women, Children and People Over 50 Introduction Influenza, or simply the flu, is a serious respiratory infection that makes...
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Question about receiving unprotected oral sex and flu like symptoms within 48 hours

Hi, I asked this ? on the forum 2 days ago but havent had a response yet. I was looking through all the past forums and I have seen similar questions but Im not sure they answer my ? exactly. I had received oral sex from a male partner for about 1-2...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hi JenThanks for the question and feeling comfortable to ask. This is why we are here.We know that oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission and condoms are effective in the prevention of HIV transmission, as long as they are used... Read more »

Flu-like symptoms

Hi,I had an encounter with a guy last Saturday -- it was penetrative anal sex and he was using a condom. At the end of the encounter we came on each others chests so some semen landed on my chest.Last Thursday (4-5 days later) I started getting some...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiProtected anal sex is the best way to go and gives you the protection that you need against HIV transmission. Yes 4-5 days later is too soon for HIV symptoms to begin, but not too soon for other sexually transmitted infections.You were protected... Read more »

Flu like symptoms that won't go away

Hi doctor. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to ask questions. I'm asking this question for a friend of mine who I'm very concerned about. More than 2 months ago he had unprotected sex with a prostitute in a brothel. He's...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Response from Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
If your friend didn't have a fever, I'm not sure how his symptoms were flu-like. Flu is classicly described as a febrile illness, and fever is a common symptom during primary HIV infection. It sounds like you both are anxious and are doing... Read more »

Flu symptoms 5 days post exposure

Hello,This past weekend I gave oral sex to a female strip club employee. I was drunk and drinking. I also have slight gum inflammation.On Monday I woke up seating in my bed. The temperature was normal. I also started to feel fatigued and developed a...
Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Response from Benjamin Young, M.D., Ph.D.

Rocky Mountain CARES
Hello and thanks for posting.First, this sounds like a near-zero risk exposure. There are many thinks that you might contract (other than HIV) that might cause your symptoms.Unfortunately, even if this was a HIV exposure, you're outside the... Read more »
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Flu Symptoms + Swollen Lymph Node

Posted by sammyg2014, 3 Replies
Hi! I'm a 21 year old homosexual male and I am really freaking out about the possibility that I could have HIV. I just took an HIV test this Wednesday and I won't get the test until after 10 business days. That's about in two weeks. It's really... Read more »

FLu-like symptoms after possible exposure

Posted by Anonymous
I had an encounter with a transexual male exactly 3 weeks ago. We performed oral on each other (no condoms) and later he was receptive anal (with condoms). at 2 weeks more or less, I freaked out about the posibility of getting an std/hiv (i had... Read more »

hiv flu/please answer

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Does the flu come like the stomach flu, very quickly with little notice with violent vomiting and aches and pains then diminishing quickly within two days?

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What exactly are "flu like symptoms"....

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I know with HIV you can't go by symptoms (so they say). But if one was to experience them, they say you'd have "flu like" symptoms. What exactly does that mean? Is it stomach flu type of symptoms where you can't keep anything down, and you just... Read more »