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Too many symptoms ... HELP!
Jul 29, 2003

Hi Dr. Kull, I appear to be in a similar situation to a person asking a question on July 16th with SORE ARMPITS.

I performed oral sex on a guy one time and after my mouth was very dry and I thought I could taste blood. NOW I seem to have strange symptoms. A few weeks after, I had a sore throat and one swollen lymphnode which lasted a day or two. A week later I developed "sore armpits" - I had a doctor check and there was no lymphnode swelling, but my armpits were sore for 2 weeks, and not due to increase in exercise or anything else I can think of.

Now I have muscle aches in my elbows and arms, but my armpits are no longer sore. I am driving myself insane thinking I have HIV. What, in your opinion, would my risk of having HIV be? What about another SDI?

Response from Mr. Kull

I can tell you, based on research available about HIV transmission through oral sex, that your risk for infection (if this guy was actually HIV infected) is very low. All of the evidence shows that HIV transmission through oral sex is low (and in some cases, little to no) risk. See other articles on oral sex for more information.

RMK



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