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need help, just infected
Aug 7, 2001

Hi,

I'm currently feeling really depressed about life and would appreciate your help.

I'm 99 sure i'm infected with hiv.

Why am i so sure? Baecause of the following symptons: 1. Sore throat after 2 - 3 weeks which lasted for approx. 2 - 3 weeks, but quite mild 2. White tongue and dry mouth after 3 weeks, persistant, but getting better 3. One case of diarrhea after four weeks 4. Fever (approx. 37.5C, but definite 'chills' and feeling weak) after almost 6 weeks 5. Feeling sick, especially when food's in front of me (after almost 6 weeks) 6. Some joint pain in my left hand after 6 weeks Pretty conclusive?

Exposure: the 'supposedly' safe sex act of receiving oral sex just over six weeks ago. Partner of unknown status, but high risk

I was tested -ve after 1 month (as expected).

I'd now really appreciate your help during this difficult period. My questions are:

1. What's my life expectancy with hiv, if i'm good with the meds?

2. Do people normally cope ok with the meds? do they carry on working? how much will exercise help?

3. will i definitely develop aids?

4. Based on your experience, would you agree with my diagnosis? is another illness more likely? can mono be spread by oral sex? can stress cause a fever?

5. Should i insist on an RNA test now? will an earlier diagnosis increase my life expectancy?

6. Will i be provided with emotional support by the doctors etc? i need it!

Please answer, and sorry for all the questions.

Response from Dr. Fisher

Go to an expert MD ASAP. If you have recently been infected you may benefit from early treatment. Most large cities have programs/studies for such situations. I cannot answer all of your questions here (this is the forum on wasting).AF


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