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Suggest treatment for fever, skin rashes, severe cough and dizziness

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Posted on Mon, 26 Oct 2015 in HIV and AIDS
Question: Dear Doctor,
i am XXXX, i had a sexual intercourse 6 months ago, it was protected nut oral was not protected. sincle last 6 months i have high fever twice with skin rashes , which comes and disappears within the day and mild fever twice along with severe cough, dizzyness. I had undergon HIV ELFA test once , which the results came negative. I am little worried if the tests are ok or something more needs to be tested. Can you please guide me through. I want myself to get HIV tested completely.
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Answered by Dr. Sheetal Verma 25 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Visit a pulmonologist to rule out TB.

Detailed Answer:
Hi
Thanks for your query at HCM.
I understand your concern and situation.

The risk of HIV infection in your case is almost nil as the intercourse was protected and oral sex usually does not cause HIV. For your mental satisfaction you can get HIV 4 th generation ELISA test done which must be done 12 weeks post exposure. If it is negative as in your case there is no need to worry. Now coming to your symptoms I would advise you to visit a pulmonologist to evaluate your respiratory system and get ESR, sputum ZN microscopy and culture for Mycobacteria and X Ray done to rule out tuberculosis. Even TB can lower your immune system and make you prone to get bacterial and viral infections frequently. Also get complete haemogram, LFT and KFT done. The high grade fever you developed could be measles, dengue, etc. The exact cause could only be told after proper tests at time of fever.

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