|I'm unfortunately a long long time reader.
Mar 21, 2008
Hello Dr. I have worried and obsessed about the possibility of being hiv+ for almost 10 years of my life. I'm not one of those people that keep getting tested though...I'm much stupider than that. I never got tested...the thought paralyzes me with fear. I had unprotected sex with someone three times, over three separate occasions. Short time later I entered a monogamous relationship with someone who was a virgin. So I am basically worried about one person who I haven't seen since. A few months later I began probing my neck and finding palpable lymph nodes...some of which felt quite large. I also had loose stools quite often and still do. Over the last few years I rarely gave much thought to being hiv+, until yesterday when I was diagnosed with shingles. Now I have combined all these symptoms together and I am back where I started... Reading every single one of your answers, and hoping I'm just part of the worried well. Joe/
Response from Dr. Frascino
This forum is dedicated to HIV-positive folks, particularly those who have concerns related to fatigue and/or anemia. Questions related to HIV transmission, prevention, safer sex, HIV testing and risk should be sent to Dr. Bob at his "Safe Sex and HIV Prevention" expert forum. Please resubmit your question there using the same title and add the phrase, "resubmitted form the Fatigue and Anemia Forum." Thank you.
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