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Hi doctor, thank you for your help. i have the following symptoms: persisting 99f fever, severe lower back pain and my partner is having the following symptoms: persisting headache, pain during sex, herpes and hiv - status. should we test for other stds like chlamydia?

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Dr. John Berryman
Obstetrics and Gynecology 54 years experience
Herpes with fever ?: Herpes can produce a low grade temp increase, and most certainly pain in the genital areas with sexual activity. Check with your physician for other forms of STD's, and a serum test for Herpes I and II.
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Test for STDs: You don't say your or your partner's sex. If female, internal (pelvic) pain during sex could be pelvic inflammatory disease (PID, i.e. fallopian tube infection), the main complication of gonorrhea or chlamydia. External genital pain could be due to active herpes. Since you're in doubt and possibly at risk, both of you should be examined and tested for STDs and HIV. Until then, use condoms!

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