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paranoid, mad or justifiably worried?
Feb 15, 2011

PLease help! I had unprotected vaginal and oral sex with a girl 20 months ago. WEnt 2 docs week later with sore throat, he diagnosed this as tonsilitis. THougt nothing else of it until 2 months ago, when I had fever and what looked like white spots on tounge. GOogled white spots which said possible hiv! About a week later, noticed arash around genitals which completely freaked me out. THen noticed spot on glands of penis. I then contacted local service which offered rapid hiv test. On Jan 4th tested negative. THe relief was immense, however, I started Googleing what else it might of been, and convinced myself it was syphilis, based upon the fact I had rash on palms of hands some time ago, can't remember if this was after having sex with this girl. ANyway, went 2 gum clinic for full std screening on Jan 20. All tests, inculding hiv and syphilis came back negative. HOwever now, the rash on my groin is worse, and the doctor says its tinea cruris. I have since developed headaches In back of head which I have now convinced myself is either caused by hiv or neurosyphilis my armpits also intermittently hurt. as in swollen lymph nodes..MY questions are. 1. IS there any chance 2 hivtests could have been incorrect?. 2. AM I displaying symptoms of stds. 3. Am I paranoid, mad or justifiably worried. PLease help, I will gladly donate!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

1. Nope!

2. Nope!

3. Paranoid.

Thanks for your support of The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org). It's warmly appreciated. Stop worrying and start WOO-HOO-ing.

Dr. Bob



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