|Trying harder this time
Jul 18, 2005
Dear Dr Bob, This is my second time writing to you, and I thought since my last question wasn't answered I would try and spice this one up a bit and make it a bit more Dr Bob-ified. By your own admission soft porn grabs the attention, so I tried that approach but I fear a career as a porn-writer will forever allude me. So can I merely suggest that if you ever come to the UK we could go for some cosmos? I know the best places for dancing and I promise to wear some killer heels! About seven weeks ago I finished my university finals, and thought it was time for some major partying. Needless to say I got extremely drunk and ended up taking home a guy I didn't know (young, white American). As I have a fear of contracting HIV I only let him perform oral sex on me, and as far as I am aware nothing else happened. (I do remember telling him in the club that if he wanted to come back to mine this was all that would happen). However I didn't realise this was a risky activity and it was unprotected. A week after the incident I developed a big, sore lump behind my ear (which has since gone down a little but not completely) which a doctor said was an enlarged lymph node. Around the same time I developed a sore throat which lasted for about five weeks, and sort of shifted from one side of my throat to the other. More recently I have developed sore and bleeding receding gums. Are these symptoms worrying from a hiv perspective? I really want to have the courage not to test as over here results take a week to come back, and I don't want to put myself through the ordeal of testing every time I have such an (what I guess is low risk) encounter. So I guess I basically have 2 questions: 1) are my symptoms worrying from a hiv perspective? and 2)if you recommend getting tested (which I guess you will) is this because you believe I am physically at risk or just for mental reassurance? I think you do an amazing job and I would be so grateful if you could answer this question as I am currently fluctuating between convincing myself I'm fine one minute and then getting totally paranoid about the symptoms I am experiencing the next. Stupid Brit.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Killer heels, dancing and cosmos? Hmmm . . . OK, sure, I'll answer your two questions:
2. "Mental reassurance".
Now about those cha-cha heels . . . . Let's get this party started!
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Herpes After Precum Touching Vagina Worried I Have HIV
- Itchy Skin After Kissing Cold Sore Sign Of HIV AIDS
- Pain In Urethra After Licking Anus Worried I Have
- Tingling Lips After Licking Penis Worried I Have HIV
- White Spots After Eating Sperm Worried I Have HIV
- Can A Vaginal Cyst Cause Swollen Lymph Nodes?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.