Welcome to the HIV prevention forum.
You had a low risk exposure, since most CSWs don't have HIV -- and you proved that your partner doesn't have it anyway. The reply by SW1PER1984 (below, before this reply) is exactly right. Diarrhea or other intestinal symptoms usually don't occur at all in acute HIV infection and never as the only symptoms. Even for overt AIDS it is rare that diarrhea and other intestinal symptoms are the only symptoms. Whatever the cause of your problem, it has nothing to do with the sexual exposure last November. Continue to work with your own doctors if the symptoms persist.
Regards-- HHH, MD
My oral body temperature is holding around 99.0 and goes to 99.3 in the evenings, and I'm still having diarrhea. I was not asking about ARS-related symptoms, but rather about the long-standing infection symptom. When does diarrhea set in if a person has hiv? I understand the comment about low-risk exposure, I'm just trying to get an idea about time it takes to develop chronic digestive system malfunction in hiv-infected people. Constant low-grade fever and diarrhea is making me worry about hiv :(
This does not change my opinion or advice.
Despite what you think you learned by online searching, "constant low-grade fever and diarrhea" are not likely HIV symptoms. You know your partner didn't have HIV. However, you don't mention your own HIV test result. If not done, of course you should do it -- not because I suspect you really have HIV, but because you obviously need the negative test result for anxiety relief.
Feel free to return one more time to report your HIV test result. Otherwise this thread is closed.
I had negative tests in April and Sep of last year, haven't really had a desire to test any more because I didn't have any unprotected sex since. I'm sorry, I'm just making myself stressed out thinking about it every day. Sometimes my mind defies logic.
Huh?? This is crazy. You're worried sick you might have HIV, but haven't been tested? Do it. Do not post anything more on this thread until you have done that and can report the result. I will delete any other comments, of any kind, until then.