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Really worried with all the symptoms
      #158913 - 08/20/05 04:14 AM

In the past year, I had a lot of worrisome symptoms, low fever, weight loss, fatigue, chronic sinus infection, enlarged lymph node on the neck.....I can't think of any dangerous sexual exposure except one unpleasant experience happened more than one year ago. I was stopped by a guy when I just left a store. He invited me to have a coffee and asked if I have a boyfriend. I told him I have a boyfriend and I was not interested in having coffee with him. Then he insisted on shaking hand with me to say goodbye. When I shook his hand, he suddenly leaned over and kissed me on the lip. I remembered I backed off immediately after first shock. I didn't think a lot after that. Now, I am really starting worried given so many symptoms in the past year. It was in the winter. My lip was very dry probably with broken skin. Now, I felt that guy's behavior was really suspicious and intentionally wanted to do sth bad, like spreading the disease.

Shoud I just go to get tested? I am now in a dilemma, afraid of getting it and also afraid to know. What should I do?

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Re: Really worried with all the symptoms new
      #158918 - 08/20/05 02:01 PM

That is not even remotely a risk for HIV infection. Please learn the modes of transmission, education is easy and you will learn not to fear things that are not a risk for HIV.

Get tested for piece of mind, but do educate yourself a little more on the modes of transmission.

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Re: Really worried with all the symptoms new
      #158939 - 08/21/05 02:25 AM

I truly hope you are not serious about this. It doesn't matter WHAT your symptoms are....they are NOT from hiv. do you know, there are hundreds of patients in my clniic who have aids and what I see them, or they leave (the ones that I am close with.....i give them a friendly kiss when they go...mind one knows about my status at work) and do you know WHY I do they know.....i KNOW i cannot get it this way....and so that OTHERS will see that I am not afraid that this is a form of transmission.
really, you need to learn transmission much more.

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