Hello, I am new to this thread. A couple of days ago, I posted my issue on the HIV forum since I believed I had symptoms of HIV. I believed this because of a risky encounter 5 weeks ago and the symptoms fall within the window period for HIV. However, many people on that forum say it can't be HIV since I used a condom and was thus fully protected. I hope they are right. In the meantime, I know this may sound odd but I am hoping there are other diseases (like diabetes) that could explain my symptoms.
One symptom that is somewhat unusual for early HIV is that I have started to urinate frequently. Like for the past 5 days, it is upto 7-8 times a day. It is painless, sometimes clear, sometimes yellow, most often in the afternoons and evenings. I don't get up in the middle of the night to urinate though.
I also have other symptoms like fever, sore throat, fatigue, some aches (knees, foot, back), an itchy rash (red spots mostly on chest, neck and stomach) that appeared initially but now has gone, although I still get some isolated itchy spots now and then. And most recently and worryingly some white patches on the tongue and sometimes looks withered. This is most evident in the morning when my mouth feels dry. Throughout the day however, I drink water and the tongue looks slightly better. I don't know however if the frequent urination and dry mouth are due to anxiety. I have not lost or gained weight, I do suffer hunger pangs sometimes but not after eating.
- Do these symptoms mimic those for diabetes too? For example, have any of you who have diabetes suffered tongue issues like candidaisis or other mouth infections?
- Is it so possible to urinate frequently and not suffer other diabetes effects like increases hunger or lost weight? I know that frequent urination causes dehydration which could explain the dry mouth.
- Do you know if this causes white patches or thrush on the tongue or other mouth infections?
Please help! I am actually really so hoping I have diabetes and not HIV. I don't know what else these symptoms could point to.
I know you will recommend I get tested. However, I live in a small town where everyone knows everyone. I still need to get my HIV test done too but that will take 2 more weeks to visit another town. I don't want to get tested for diabetes here either in case it reveals HIV.
Thanks so much for reading.
p.s. Maybe it is relevant to say I love eating sugary stuff like candy (but have abstained in the last week due to worry), have plenty of fillings, am slightly obese and my family has some history of diabetes.