Please help. I've had a persistent dry cough which followed a 12-day cold about 6 months ago. Now I am really worried because I had oral sex about six months before the cold with a strip dancer (I being the receiver) Until three months ago there were no other symptons, but now I look gaunt even when I eat decently. I haven't lost any pounds though. I also have more pimples (or black heads) i think they are called - not enough to raise any questions from the closest people around me. I want to go for my HIV screening within the week, but I guess I just need to find some hope that this is not as bad as I make of it. I did try self medication during the cold with Septrin and Benylin -with codeine- I also experience joint pains in my one or two of my fingers. I've been to two doctors and nothing worked. If any thing, my fruit diet has greatly reduced the cough so much that a colleague said the other day that she thought my cough was gone. I know I am just scared and regardless of what you say I will do my HIV screening, but has anyone gone through this before without ending up HIV+ ?
Me - Scared
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