|alone and afraid
Jan 14, 2007
i have recently been exposed to hiv and i am on a 6 week antivirul combo of kaletra and combavir, i have just gotten over a cold and suffers from bronchitis. (Q) i have slightly swollen lymph nodes in my neck & now i am starting to feel deep muscle cramps in my stomch,other then a cough & some fatiuge i am ok are these signs of an early infection with the virus i am so scared
Response from Dr. Frascino
More than likely your symptoms are related to your recent cold/bronchitis, not HIV. You are already taking PEP (Kaletra and Combivir). Consequently, you are doing everything you can possibly do to abort or prevent HIV infection following your recent exposure. Being scared won't help and certainly won't change the outcome of your situation. If your fears and anxieties are difficult to control, talk to your doctor. He may be able to arrange for counseling to help you cope during the PEP and post-PEP testing periods or provide you with some anti-anxiety medications.
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