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A simple answer will save a life
Jun 28, 2002

Hi, Please respond immediately. Your response can save my life.

I posted many times but didnt get reply. I know the answer is an obvioius one so you guys didnt answer but PLEASE, for Gods sake just answer once.

I had unprotected oral sex on a woman. I developed classical symptoms within 4 weeks (flu and swollen lymph nodes). it s now 11 weeks.

1. Shall i get tested?

2. Shall I start treatment?

3. Would this early treatment increase my chance of living a lot by suppressing immunal damage?

I am avoiding testing coz I think it is better to accept I have HIV and continue and wait to die rather than to learn I have and then live all life, disgraced.

So, PLEASE answer.

thanks

Response from Dr. Young

We typically and usually do not answer questions on this forum about risk of exosure, but here goes.

The simple, most direct answer to your queries is to GET TESTED. Four weeeks after exposure, you should not start therapy unless you can confirm HIV infection.

There is no disgrace in having HIV, rather, living with unknown HIV and potentially transmitting to your loved ones is. -BY



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