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im scared i have hiv

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 18, 2007
  • 05:39 PM

i had my first time ever last monday. it was unprotected and i feel so stupid. my girlfriend has only been with one other person, but she was tested for HIV about a month ago and it came back negative. the night after, i started getting sick. i had a really sore throat the next day and wednesday night, i had a fever of 103. i had an extremely sore throat, my glands were very swollen and my tonsils also, headache, a little bit of muscle pain, and a little of of loss of breath when i would breath in deeply. i have had a history of huge tonsils. they are huge, and now that im sick, they are almost touching, making it difficult to swallow. i thought for sure it was strep throat. but i got tested and it came back negative. my fever lasted until friday. i felt totally fine friday night, saturday, sunday and monday. then yesterday (tuesday night) i started getting sick again. my throat started to hurt. i went to the doctors. they said i could have strep throat or mono. they dont know about my unprotected encounter, and im very scared to tell anyone. now its wednesday, and i feel almost the same as last week, sore throat, minor headache, and just achey all over. im very scared i have HIV. Should i be worrying? can symptoms of hiv show up this early? or do you think its just mono or strep throat in my glands? my sister had this last year. can a throat culture tell if you have strep in your glands?

i really need some help. i am so worried about all of this. i told my girlfriend but she is telling me over and over again that she doesnt have hiv and i shouldnt worry. as much as i dont want to worry, i do. please, anyone, give me some advice or tell me whats going on with me. i would greatly greatly greatly appreciate it. i can barley sleep some nights because im so worried.

thank you so much.

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  • I've been through the same experience... with a low-risk person. I freaked out too. It's a very lonely and scary experience when you can't talk with many people about it. The best thing I did was go to the health department. I live in a small town, so went to a health dept. in another town where no one knows me. The people at the health dept are very caring and took the time to address all my questions. I got the FACTS! And I felt good when I left. I tested negative and will be careful from now on!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • It's extremely rare to come down with mono just days after coming into contact with the Epstein-Barr Virus- it usually takes 3-5 weeks. Did you kiss your girlfriend at all before you had sex? You can get mono from saliva, even from sharing a glass with someone. But the duration of mono is typically 2-3 weeks of illness, not 5 days. Maybe you just got an infection?HIV usually takes at least a two weeks to created the initial infection so it is highly unlikely you got it.You could get tested for syphilis and Hepatitus but it probably isn't that either.
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  • Also, just a note though you have good advice already, is that HIV takes a while before actually affects your immune system. It can remain dormant for years before you actually start experiencing any opportunistic infections. If you're worried about possibly having HIV I would get tested. It takes awhile for antibodies to build up but I would practice safe sex and get tested a few times to rule it out. They even have little kits you can purchase online and send back ever so discreetly to ease your mind. Best of luck!
    R0xyg4l 22 Replies Flag this Response
  • can anyone comment on relation between immunosuppressants and hiv test results
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • August 15, 2007
    • 08:25 PM
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  • You are a very low risk and it takes much longer to develop hiv. You may have a staph or strep infection or the flu. Get checked in two months so you can relax and then always use a condom in the future.
    Monsterlove 2,921 Replies
    • August 19, 2007
    • 08:16 AM
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  • ya i don't know when the next time is that you will check this forum but it sounds to me like your just having anxiety/panic attacks just keep telling your self there is nothing wrong with you and you will be alright and they will eventually go away i hope my advise helps you and a lot of other people
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 7, 2008
    • 10:49 AM
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