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DSKMan
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Reged: 05/23/14
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It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV
      #276848 - 06/24/14 11:29 PM

I have come to accept that my symptoms of swollen and bleeding gingiva, fever, ulcers, swollen lymph nodes, really wasn't HIV, and likely was a case of acute Herpes infection (Herpetic Gingivostomatitis).

You must understand were I come from, I am a homosexual, and 20-30% of us have HIV. How can I not be paranoid about being infected. You never know who is and isn't diseased. This is why I test so often, because I feel it is only a mater of time.

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woundedrhymes
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Re: It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV new
      #276851 - 06/25/14 12:57 AM

I'm not a herpes expert, but the nurse at the clinic told me that they could only test for herpes if I had some kind of genital sore. I tested negative a month ago yet my lymph nodes are still swollen and some of the fatigue returns sometimes - my doctor suggested that I get tested for mono, which has all the same symptoms as HIV.

DSKMan, I feel that way too and I'm worried that I'll always have this fear of sex looming over me. But I also believe that this is something rooted in anxiety (which you seem to have lots of judging by your posts lol) so hopefully I'll be able to combat it soon.

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DSKMan
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Re: It seems I really was likely infected with the Herpes Virus and Not HIV new
      #276852 - 06/25/14 02:04 AM

I am talking about oral herpes.

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