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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 12, 2007
  • 01:59 PM

I was wondering whether anyone can give me some advice to get my mind off of this. Lately, I've been terrified by the idea that i could have hiv. Two weeks ago, I noticed my tongue was completely white, especially the back. It really didn't look normal because it was so thick. Soon, i began to notice large bumps on the sides of my tongue also, all on the back. I doubt these were here before. I also had a sore throat. My doctor just gave me magic mouthwash, which didn't help at all because it's two weeks later and i still am suffering from this.

About two years ago, i did contract herpes, but not genital. I can remember randomly getting a huge cold sore, but just dismissed it. Since then i've been getting cold sores, but never befoer that incident. Is it possible that i could have contracted hiv along with herpes from this person?? From all these websites i've been looking at, I've already diagnosed myself with hiv and I'm going crazy.

any feedback would help!

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  • Are you crazy??? Just go and get a blood test at your local health department. No one diagnosis themself for that.
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • December 13, 2007
    • 07:23 AM
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  • If you read about HIV anywhere you will also see that after contracting HIV, you are most likely to have a Hepititis like episode. Meaning that you would get REAL sick. I am talking about being fatigued to the bone, with nausea and diarreah. This hep like episode would last 1-2 weeks and I can guarantee you that it would have caused you to see a doctor. You are most likely HIV negative. Stop ALL your worries and have the blood done so you can get on with your life. Good luck Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 13, 2007
    • 07:36 AM
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  • You have thrush of the mouth. Call the same doctor and get a prescription for two tablets of Diflucan. One this week, one next week. You can get yeast over-growth in different areas. Something changed the balance of yeast on your tongue. Antibiotics? Too many sweets? Too much lemon sorbet? (my case), stress (your case)? This is easily fixed, but the pills are expensive. Maybe your doc has some samples? Oral herpes will re-occur the rest of your life, but will probably taper off when you are older. You can get herpes inside and outside your mouth, nose and throat. You doc or dentisit can give you a script for some acyclovir or famvir(?) which you start to take at the first sign of a cold sore. Oddly, the oral type of herpes can infect the genitals (a mild case and not fierce like genital herpes), but not vice versa. So, wash your hands and don't touch yourself there after you touch a coldsore. Sorry to be so preachy. If you are really crazed, go to a free clinic (usually your county in the US has one). They might be able to give you the diflucan and acyclovir.
    rad-skw 1605 Replies
    • December 13, 2007
    • 11:44 AM
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