So...I had a series of protected sexual relationships about three/four weeks ago, two episodes were just protected anal, the other protected anal and I also performed unprotected analigus. April 30, I woke up with a slight fever, lower abdominal gas and bloating and diarrhea, but no upset stomach. I was tired and stayed in bed the 30th and 31st. The diarrhea has never been more than once or twice a day, if that, except for today. There was no rash that I know of. Monday the 2nd I went in to the doctor and he said I just had a viral something or other, and to jump start my bowels with a liquid diet, moving to more solid foods. He said the nodes in my neck were slightly enlarged due to nasal drip, which has since turned into a terrible cough that is so strong at times it makes me gag and depending on the cough, have a hard time making it productive. That Tuesday the 3rd, the fever was gone and hasn't returned, but the diarrhea has lasted more than a week. It's not chronic, but persistent. I went back to the doctor two days ago, and he took a stool sample to see what he could see, but he asked me if I had been exposed to any autoimmune diseases, and my red flag went WAY up. I know protected sex is just that, protected, but what if when taking the condom off, I got some blood on/in my urethra? Do these symptoms relate to ARS? Should I be worried? It's the weirdness of the continued diarrhea, and his seemingly pointed question that is throwing me off. The nurse called today and said my lab results came back normal, and I ran to the bathroom four times today... I am on Lomodil, but I'm worried I've contracted HIV, and the diarrhea and night sweats (due to the coughing as I lay down, I thought) are my signs...If not, what could it be, especially when the stool labs came back clean? Any insight would be wonderfully helpful!