My boyfirend and I think there is a possibility he has herpes as we found a sore on his penis about 3 or 4 days ago (we are avoiding ALL sexual contact until we can BOTH go get tested) But he started getting really ill last night including diarhea, vomiting, headache, etc. Could this possibly have anything to do with the herpes? I'm very worried about him.
The first occurrence of herpes may also cause itching or burning while urinating, swollen glands, fever, headache, loss of appetite, and general lethargy or tiredness. These first symptoms usually occur within one month of the initial transmission, but a rash may not be visible or occur for years afterward.
It's necessary that he get tested soon -- herpes can only be tested for if there is an active sore present.
Avoiding sexual contact for the time being is a smart idea; you may also wish to read Herpes & HPV.
[This message has been edited by ookuotoe (edited 04-27-2003).]
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