I was exposed to West Nile over the summer, a 'mild' case, too. so I know even when it's a 'mild' case...it's still pretty darn mean. (I've haven't noticed vocal speech changes, but I do have problems finding words and have been making a lot of typographical errors. Have noticed muscle changes, too.)
I'm in the camp of recommending her having the talk with the doctor, but from personal experience,
Sex might be something a bit tricky early on, post exposure.. I tried to get intimate with my long distance partner a day or two after getting my West Nile test results back.
Didn't get too far, as I ended up feeling really sick, weak and light headed at the start. Like I was gonna keel over, ended up making a trip to the ER. (Not quite how I wanted to spend an intimate night. Luckily, I found out that night how much a supportive and caring partner I had, as she kept in touch by sending messages on my phone.)
Now a days, sometimes we succeed, sometimes I end up running out of energy. (which is quite easy to do after WNV exposure, though.)
Hope your friend's recovery goes as well as she'd like!View Thread