big risk ,big symptoms scared as hell in iraq
Feb 4, 2005
situation - Had protected sex with western africa sex worker in germany . 4 weeks bad flu swollen glands. 12 months tingling of hands and feet . white coating of tongue .headaches .migratory stomach pains. sore throat+glands . tested hiv-1 rapid . worried about 2 because she from africa . army doc says . No . me scared out of my mind . please answer asap . army guy in iraq scared as hell
Response from Dr. Frascino
If sex was "protected" as you mention and the latex condom was used properly and did not fail, why are you worried? "Symptoms," no matter what they are, do not equal HIV disease. I would tend to agree with the army doc on this one. Your intermittent migratory symptoms are most likely stress related, not HIV. Considering you are in Iraq, don't you have a few more pressing matters to be concerned about other than a protected sex episode in Germany last year?
Stay safe. Stay well. Come home safe, well and soon.
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