I have been experiencing pain while urination, irritation in the nose, and shortness of breath. Please help.

Q. Are painful urination, irritation in the nose, and shortness of breath symptoms of HIV?

Answered by
Dr. Kanani Darshan Jayantilal
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 19, 2023 and last reviewed on: Jun 28, 2023

Hello doctor,

I am having symptoms like pain while urination, irritation in the nose, and shortness of breath. I have a negative human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) test result after possible sexual exposure which was seven years ago. Is this symptom related to HIV? Or my tests results are conclusive?



Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It is unlikely that your symptoms are related to HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) if you had a negative HIV test after a possible sexual exposure that occurred seven years ago. HIV tests are highly accurate, and a negative result from a reputable testing facility is considered conclusive after the appropriate window period has elapsed. The symptoms you are experiencing, such as pain during urination, nasal irritation, and shortness of breath, are not specific to HIV and could be caused by a wide range of other conditions, including but not limited to a urinary tract infection, allergies, or respiratory infection. I would recommend you go for a routine blood test and urine test if not done and then we can discuss treatment. It is important to practice good hygiene, such as washing your hands frequently, avoiding close contact with others if you are feeling unwell, and wearing a mask if recommended by local health authorities to help prevent the spread of respiratory infections. Feel free to contact me for further queries.

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