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could i have HIV?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • January 2, 2009
  • 08:03 AM

i am another one of those hypochondriacs.
i spend about 1/3 of my day worrying about having h.i.v.
i've had sex 5 times, twice unprotected. no mishaps or what have you.
after reading various information here i've found that (apparently) h.i.v. infection can be (sort of) detected immediately, with flu-like symptoms. well i don't really recall having any odd symptoms weeks after sex but who knows.
my symptoms are as follows (listing anything possibly related).
i can normally only breathe through 1 side of my nose and it alternates,
i sneeze a lot (average 10 times per day)
i have red bumps on my arms and upper back and some white growth bumps (idk what to call them)
a swollen purple toe
poor circulation
itchy scalp, sores on my scalp
a pretty hairy tongue with raised bumps near the back (could be because i used whitening listerine for awhile)
sometimes i get random pains throughout my body
frequent loose bowel movements (wouldn't quite call it diarrhea)
random bruising

i'll appreciate ANY feedback whatsoever. i definitely worry.
i know i should see a doctor and get tested but it's a very difficult idea to me.
thank you so much.

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