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Does acute symtoms specially fever of Hiv (after 2-3 weeks of exposure) respond to paracetamol? Can symptoms back if paracetamol wore off?
Hi, and thank you for your question If an individual has a fever and other symptoms associated with HIV seroconversion, they may experience some mild relief with paracetamol (acetaminophen) however, this will not cure the symptoms, nor will it cure the virus. If you are concerned about an HIV infection, the best thing for you to do would be to visit a health care provider (family doctor,... Read Full Answer
I have been diagnosed with epididimytis and given ciproflaxacin. It doesnt seem to have cleared. I do not have chlamydia or ghonorea as i tested negative. Is there any tests to determine what is causing this and what antibiotic would be appropriate to use? Thank you.
Hi, and thank you for your question I’m not sure where you got tested and treated, however in British Columbia the recommended treatment for epididymitis is cefixime and doxycycline. Treatment with ciprofloxacin is supported by the Canadian guidelines. If your symptoms are persisting, I would revisit your care provider. Further assessment may be required, including a referral to a... Read Full Answer
I have been tested for stds and they came back negative. I noticed from googling that there is a bacteria called mycoplasma genitalium. I had some symptoms and am wondering if this might be the cause. How do i get tested for mycoplasma genetalium? Do i have to ask the physician?
Hi, and thank you for your question Mycoplasma genitalium is a bacterium that can be sexually transmitted and in some instances can cause urethral symptoms in men, but often is asymptomatic. Many individuals carry this bacteria around normally and suffer no symptoms or harm from it, so we typically don’t test for it routinely. There are many things that can cause urethral symptoms in men... Read Full Answer
Hi, My partner and I are deciding whether or not unprotected sex might be an option for us. We are both up to date on usual STI tests and I use a copper IUD as contraceptive. However, in the past we have both had unprotected sex so technically speaking, we could have been exposed to HPV. Knowing this, should I change how regularly I get my Pap test done? For that matter, does having multiple partners change how frequently you should get pap smears? Thanks!
Hi, and thanks for your question You do not need to increase or change how frequently you get PAP screening done. The BC Cancer Agency sets these guidelines based on the current research and best practice. Their recommendation currently is for screening every 3 years after the age of 25. If they find anything unusual or atypical on a PAP test, they will make a recommendation for more frequent... Read Full Answer
Hi, I have a concern regarding getting HIV. I had unprotected oral sex about a week back with a sex worker, who has been in this profession for a few years and is well-reviewed. I am freaking out now about getting HIV. Can you please advise what are the chances of getting HIV after receiving unprotected oral sex and when should I get tested (3 weeks i guess)? I did not have any sores on my genitals, and apparently she did not have any ulcers, wounds etc in her mouth, but of course, I am not...
Hi, and thank you for your question The chance of getting HIV from oral sex is extremely low as indicated in our Know Your Chances charts and on our HIV and AIDS information page. If you are sexually active, we recommend getting tested routinely (every 6-12 months) for all sexually transmitted infections (STIs) including HIV, syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. The best time to test for HIV is... Read Full Answer