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4th post in I think as many days eeks, will donate!
Nov 23, 2010

Hi dr! I'm superbly worried hence e many mails I send u i apologise if i seem to overbearing by sending so many mails, things have changed somewhat since my previous post i currently now have cough rn and fever up to 38 degrees celcius, below is e original post hope u will assess me as a WorryWell:

Dear dr,

I've been really paranoid of late I wanna put this episode behind me u see I did an oraquick test at 3 mnths and it came back negative. Prior to that I had semi liquid stools mud like almost and stomach sounds this went away. However I noticed my tongue became white I'm not a smoker and practice good oral hygiene moreover I seem to have sputum in my throat no cough no rn no fever and sometimes I taste blood in e sputum last I check I saw one of my gums bleeding all of these compounded together makes it hard to move on pls advise are these signs of HIV? Should I retest? My prob exp is anal fingering but dunno if there's blood or was there intention to infect me, brief unprotected oral and protected vaginal with csw this was my first time now I'm really afraid pls advise good doctor.

Thanks dr, Worried

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Worried,

Your fears are unwarranted. Your HIV-acquisition risk (brief unprotected oral, protected vaginal and anal fingering) is extremely low, assuming the latex condom was used properly and didn't break and that the skin on the fingering finger was intact.

Your negative three-month HIV-antibody test is definitive. Your symptoms are not worrisome for HIV acute retroviral syndrome (ARS). Certainly anxiety, stress and guilt are contributing to your symptoms, particularly because this was your "first time."

Stop worrying (and please stop sending daily posts!).

Dr. Bob



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