Tuesday night (Nov. 4), I had sex with a man and may have exposed myself to herpes. The next day (Nov. 5), I started to get a sore throat. The day after that (Nov. 6), my sore throat was still there and I had a headache for about an hour. Then night (last night -- Nov. 6), I had a mild fever (which I still have a bit today -- Nov. 7) and I woke up with lower back pain. I also had a little bit of a shooting pain near my mid-spine. For the record, the lower back and mid back pain are two things I experience semi-frequently. No vaginal irritation or swollen anything.
To be more specific about the sexual experience, we used a condom a couple times, then we went unprotected a couple times (though he did not ejaculate). I realize this was incredibly unsafe (and am beating myself up about it). I have been trying to self-diagnose myself on the internet and have pretty much convinced myself I have herpes. Please help!
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