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Hello Everyone,

Just to preface this: I am a type 1 diabetic on an insulin pump.

I had a sexual encounter in the summer (I won't get into the fine details; it probably wouldn't be appropriate for these forums) which has been worrying me seriously in retrospect, even though partner had assured me that they were HIV-negative. In a word, we engaged in unprotected oral sex.

About a month after this happened, my blood sugar readings spiked for a week. I noted that I was taking significantly more insulin during this period than in any other time. I did not have any of the major symptoms associated with primary HIV infection, however, and this eventually subsided.

Here's the thing: whenever I'm ill - particularly with a fever, for instance - my readings tend to increase significantly. Could it not also be the case, then, for HIV infection? Or am I comparing two completely different sorts of illnesses?

P.S. I have done an HIV test and will be receiving these results soon.

Thanks in advance.
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