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please help, dont know what to do
Jan 10, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob, I have every symptom in the book for acute hiv. (fever,fatigue,muscle soreness, mouth sores,headache,sore lymph nodes, and everything else!!) I havent been sexually active or injecting drugs. I am starting to panic, I have no clue how this could happen. I had mono like 10 years ago, got a flu shot, so i dont know what else it could be!!!. these symptoms are lasting weeks and weeks approx 1 month now, and now im getting mouth sores and fatigue again. I am extremely worried and have no clue how I got this virus, please help me understand this.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Relax Max! If indeed you "haven't been sexually active or injecting drugs" and "have no clue how this could happen," then you have absolutely no reason to freak out about HIV! If you've had no exposure, then you cannot be HIV infected. It really is just that straightforward.

The symptoms you describe can be related to many ailments other than HIV. Stop panicking and go see your doctor for an evaluation. Your HIV worries are irrational and unwarranted.

Dr. Bob



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