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Persistant swollen Glands
Jun 25, 2001

Ryan,

I had unprotected sex with a girl i didnt know. 5 and a half weeks later I get sick with flu like symptoms, glands in groin are swollen, but don't hurt. Now, 3 weeks later, gland in neck has just swollen up. Could this be a sign of HIV infection.

Response from Mr. Kull

Your symptoms could be attributed to several different things, many of them not nearly as serious as HIV infection. However, since you did have unprotected sex, it is possible that you were exposed to HIV. It is impossible to tell you if your symptoms are related to HIV or not. The only reliable thing that can tell you your HIV status is an HIV anitbody test at three months following your exposure.

Any symptoms that persist and/or get worse should be checked out by a doctor.

RMK



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