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A 29-year-old male asked:

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 56 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.
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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 55 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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A 30-year-old male asked:
Hi doc. week a go I run to a lady who was sex worker and she did hand job, check her hands prior and they were dry with no cuts but aftrr tgat I felt worried and start to have some mild fever and headache. Is there risk of hub and other Stds worry?
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Experiencing sore throat and nasal congestion.Can this be an std in the throat? And how does a doctor determine if it's chlamydia in throat?
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Infectious Disease 55 years experience
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