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one day too soon to be experiencing any symptoms?

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I had unprotected vaginal and anal sex with my best friend's mother about three days ago. Not only am I experiencing a lot of stress and anxiety over what implications this might have for our friendship, if he were to ever find out, but I'm worried about the possibility of contracting genital herpes.

She's in her mid-forties, and I know the incidence of herpes in females goes up considerably with age. I've also had experiences in the past which have given me a phobia about herpes.

The second day after we had sex, I developed a mild fever (99.7*), and I was experiencing some strange pressure in my head. Today I woke up, and I still feel as though I have a fever (don't have access to a thermometer) and some head pressure, but it seems to be getting better.

Here's my questions: Is just over one day too soon to be experiencing any symptoms? Can fever precede the initial outbreak, or is that only after blisters appear? Could I only experience fever/headache and never see blisters?

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replied September 4th, 2014
Herpes and Genital Warts Answer A49083
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern.

It most likely seems to be an anxiety episode. If you are concerned you can get an STD panel done. As far as the moral implications are concerned, you yourself can be the best judge. If your partner doesn't have herpes then you cant get infected with it. Fever can precede but the incubation period is too long for it too appear so suddenly. Blisters will occur eventually but latent infection can have no manifestation of symptoms.

Let me know if you have any query

wishing you best of health


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