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Why Do You Shiver When You Have A Fever

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Continous muscle twitching & shivering

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Any expert please advise on this! I have continous shivering at night and during the day whilst I try to hold still, and my left eye keeps on twitching as well as my thumbs and my left leg! What could be the cause of this? Read more »

I am freaking out, shivering continuosly

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
This was my exposure with a thai sex worker -
fingering , touching penis, then touching tip of penis on her buttocks, rubbing penis on her back well above waist. i am freaking out about possibilities of herpes . i know whatever is low risk for hep... Read more »

Please help!! Scared to death!!

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi guys,
This is my situation. First, I am stuck in Tokyo,and dont know anyone here , and dont know the language either. Please help me , I am worried to death,shivering almost continuosly. This was my exposure - fingering a sex worker, followed by... Read more »


Posted by NoLife, 2 Replies
hi :)
Back in 1998 i saw an escort. About 4 weeks later i had the ARS symptoms ( muscle stiffness shivers etc) and that persisted maybe a week and then i was fine, hence i didntworry about it anymore.

I had my first UTi in 2000. Anyway, it was not... Read more »

ARS Rash

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Would anyone know what the RASH would look like during ARS. Does it occur with a fever or without and could it be onthe face and/or neck only or would it be all of the body?
Also would it be make face hot and lips tingle or eyes feel puffy. Read more »
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Oh God Please Answer I am shivering to death

Dear Doctor,First Thank you for replying you are gem of a person. I wish I could meet you one day and hug you to say a big thank you for what you are doing for the community. Now to my question.I had a sexual intercourse with a prostitute from...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hi Alex,1.Kissing is not considered a risk for HIV transmission.2.Insertive oral sex carries a very minimal risk for HIV transmission.3.If you were wearing the condom when you went in and not wearing it when you came out, you can be sure it remained... Read more »

Rigors and Fever

Why am I having frequent rigors, shivers and fever during the night. The rigors had cut short a lot of my sleep, making me very tired. In the morning there will be body aches, like the whole body is being torn apart. Have not checked done my CD...
Judith Feinberg, M.D.

Response from Judith Feinberg, M.D.

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine
Please please please see a physician kknowledgeable about HIV disease as soon as possible. Your CD4 cell count could be below 200 or even below 100, making you vulnerable to a number of opportunistic infections (OIs) that can manifest as fever and... Read more »

Had sex with a prostitute. Scared to life.

Hello Doctor. I did a big mistake yesterday. I was curious and booked an escort to try sex. He kinda seemed shivering and I thought he was on drugs. I asked him if he was healthy and he said yes. I did him from behind using a condom. He gave me oral...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
HelloIt sounds like you were protected the whole time with a condom during both oral and anal sex so I would say your risk for acquiring HIV is very low. Condoms do work when used correctly and consistently but certainly if there are tears, rips,... Read more »


Hi, I live in the northeast and its real cold here (usually freezing or below). I notice myself shivering more when im out in the cold, but other people are not shivering, i guess im sensitive to the cold, usually my arms and upper body will...
Ryan M. Kull, C.S.W

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

Columbia University's Health & Related Services
Just coming into contact with blood doesn't mean that you would get infected with HIV or any other bloodborne disease for that matter. The blood with which you came into contact would have to contain HIV, and would have to come into contact... Read more »
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