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If You Get Flu Like Symptoms After Sex Is It Hiv

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HIV anxiety

I had protected sex several times with a thirty year old man from Sub-Saharan Africa. I know he's had multiple partners previously. I have since been extremely paranoid about infection and had several bouts of flu-like symptoms. Should I get...
Ewald Horwath, M.D.

Response from Ewald Horwath, M.D.

University of Miami School of Medicine
Yes, you should be tested. Read more »

Could I have HIV?

I've been with my bf for a year and a half. I was a virgin before I was with him but his first... Read more »

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HIV and Hepatitis C Co-Infection

...toHep C treatment? Yes. Almost all people taking treatment for Hep Cwill experience side effects. Some common ones are: flu-like symptoms such as fatigue, headachesand/or muscle pain depression anemia irritability Side effects often... Read more »
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What Is AIDS?

...your immune system responds, it starts to make antibodies. When this happens, you will test positive for HIV. After the first flu-like symptoms, some people with HIV stay healthy for ten years or longer. But during this time, HIV is damaging your... Read more »
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Hepatitis C and HIV

...(RBV). PEG-IFN is injected once a week. RBV is a pill taken twice daily. These drugs have some serious side effects, including flu-like symptoms, irritability, depression, and low red blood cell counts (anemia) or white blood cell counts. Talk... Read more »
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Hepatitis C Virus: Infection, Prevention and Treatment

...this can also occur among HIV-positive women who have unprotected anal sex. HCV infects the liver and may initially cause mild flu-like symptoms, so people infected with HCV may not be aware that they have it. If HCV infection persists, the... Read more »
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Posted by anxiousone1, 1 Reply
...I had unprotected oral sex with a man about 8 years ago with no sperm involved to the best of my knowledge. I had flu-like symptoms afterwards and went and got tested for HIV because I was so scared. I'm sure it was longer than what I understand... Read more »

are flu-like symptoms passable?

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
...feeling sick, cause hes got a cold. i do too at that moment. the question is, if you're experincing the "flu-like" symptoms from HIV, can you pass them to someone else like a cold or are they exclusive to you? Read more »

Acute HIV Question

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...gland about 2 weeks after the encounter. My question relates to Acute HIV symptoms though. I got what could be described as flu-like symptoms about 2.5 months after the encounter. What worries me is my SO got a flu like symptom about a week after... Read more »

Sore Throat, HIV or Anxiety

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
...oral. I got UTI a week after i met him. Went to the doctor and prescribed me cipro. And then about 6 weeks later I developed flu-like symptoms which included sore throat, fever, chills, diarrea, cold sweat and body aches which lasted about 2... Read more »