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      #12925 - 11/28/00 12:12 AM

I am a single 26 year old who's going through a lot. I keep having these weird thoughts of me possibly being infected. I went to get an HIV test in late April, and everything was cool. I have had unprotected sex and oral sex since that time, but with people I know (their history). Now, I have chest and back pains (due to lifting something heavier than I thought), I have dry mouth, and I tend to have memory loss. I smoke marijuana daily, which I am kicking today....I have lost a lot of weight, but I have been doing a lot of exercising as of late (within the past year or so). I am scared. I have tingling sensation on my right side. All this in six months. Am I infected, or is it just the marijuana?? Please let me know....and give me some advice on what else to look for, if anything!! Than you!! Please pray for me!!

For Hiv+ people, what were some of YOUR symptoms before being diagnosed with HIV/AIDS?? Please enlighten me!!

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Re: Scared new
      #12926 - 11/28/00 12:22 AM

i think you answered all you own questions ,i think you are just fine as far as hiv goes anyways

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      #12927 - 11/28/00 12:27 AM

I wouldn't worry. Sounds like just a bunch of unrelated things, that your mind is now trying together. None sound ARS related.


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Re: Scared new
      #12931 - 11/28/00 12:49 AM

Trust me here...the last thing you want to do is to go down that "symptom matching" road. It will do more harm than good. As anyone will tell you, you cannot diagnose HIV by symptoms.
It is obviously a concern of yours or, like many of us, you wouldn't be here. The best way to alleviate that worry is to be tested. From your history, it sounds like things will be alright in the end. With another negative test, you would be able to get the thought of HIV out of your mind and pursue other avenues of why you're feeling that way.

Best of luck to you and we're here...


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Re: Scared new
      #12935 - 11/28/00 03:30 AM

What makes you think you are infected when you know your partners' sexual history and have explanations for many of your symptoms? If you really feel the need to, you can have your partners tested for HIV. If not try to relax, I know I am having a hard time doing so, and kick that pot habit.

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      #13079 - 12/01/00 04:08 PM

I had a 1 year relationship 4 years ago with a female of unknown status. I wish I could shake the fear that I became infected through this person. Have any HIV + readers of this message gone to get tested because of symptoms that came way beyond ARS? If so, what were they? Thanks for your response.

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