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Is it possible I have HIV?

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  • Posted By: NCguy88
  • November 28, 2007
  • 11:42 PM

Recently I have begun to dwell on the fact that I could have HIV. I have not had sex with anyone but my wife in 7 years and have had none of the most common symptoms of HIV. I guess the reason I started thinking this is because I recently remembered that shortly before I started dating my current wife I had sex with a girl and from what I remember I had the flu shortly after. I feel silly going to my doctor and asking for a test if I have had no symptoms in 7 years. Is it possible I am infected? Is it likely someone would develop some type of symptoms within this timeframe? I do have to mention that I rarely get sick but do have general anxiety issues and tend to be a bit of a hypochondriac. Any useful info would be appreciated. Thanks.

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  • I highly doubt it. In researching diseases trying to find what was wrong with me, I have looked at aids, and yes, the info I looked at said there was a timeframe from progression of HIV to AIDS, BUT its like.. less than 2 years. Not to mention the flu could be life threatening for someone with aids, and you haven't mentioned your wife having any health problems either.
    not a fifty five 34 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 01:24 AM
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  • go to the free clinic with the county and get checked so you can stop your irrational thinking...
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 03:46 AM
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  • I think you are overreacting. In 7 years you would most likely have had many issues. And when you say you had the flu shortly after, then it was most likely the flu. The flu you get when you have been infected with HIV acts very much like Hepatitis A. It will make you nauseus and you will have bad diarreah along with it. The fatigue is also alot worse then the fatigue you get with a normal case of the flu. I do agree with the last poster tho. No matter how much we may think you do not have it, the only real way to find out is to have it tested. There is nothing to be ashamed about. Kiera
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 29, 2007
    • 07:29 AM
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  • The current evidence suggests that 1 in 3 people who have HIV aren't aware of their status. However, it is highly unlikely that you are HIV positive given that you have been in a monogamous relationship for seven years.The only definitive answer is to get tested. After all, what harm would it do given that you are highly unlikely to be HIV positive? Even if you were, you would then be able to undergo treatment.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 5, 2007
    • 11:24 PM
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