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Hi. I was diagnosed with genital herpes 10 weeks ago. Saturday I had sex with a prostitute And the condom was not intact at the end of vaginal intercourse. From Sunday morning until now I have had constant minor headache and Tuesday morning I had night sweats and diarrhoea, have had night sweats last night also. I am currently on holiday in Mexico, playa del Carmen (highest hiv rate in Mexico) at 66 hours after possible exposure I took Combivir (Mexico's pep) obviously I will get tested when I return to UK but am I worrying over nothing due to my symptoms starting so soon (48 hours)

Doctor's Assistant: Is the headache episodic or daily? And what about nausea?

Daily. Due to sweating a lot in the sun I have been avoiding alcohol and drinking lots of water so the headache is very minor even without taking ibruprofen or paracetamol

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

44. Male on atorvastatin for cholesterol.

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Yes, more likely this is just related to the food/water in Mexico

You likely wouldn't see HIV symptoms that soon plus you took PEP.

I think you are ok

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Do you know if the pep I am taking is as effective as that used in UK or USA?

Yes, it is

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Thank you. I hope this will stop me stressing and of course I will get tested at 4 weeks in the UK.
Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Also should have said the diarrhoea was just one or two episodes in one day that stopped after taking Imodium.

Yes,that is pretty normal.

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