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ars symptoms - anyone know?
      #33502 - 05/01/02 08:07 PM

I have been tested at 4 days, 16 days and 31days (negative) now in my 8th week I got a cold, runny nose and sore throat, and small cough (I'm a smoker) I am starting to get paranoid and last week I had pain in my right lymph node in my groin.....I need some answers some help. I called my HIV counselor and he said I am fine and he will NOT test me until June 4th that's my three month test. He says I'm fine.....I say otherwise...what do you all think.....worried2002 told me I am fine....I had sex with HIV+ man (protected) but I'm still very alarmed by this and I'm very scared....I don't want to be positive.....I didn't ask for this....he lied to me he told me after the relationship was over I am girlfriends at work tell me it's all in my mind and I basically have alienated everyone because they say I have an irrational fear of HIV and no one answers my calls no more....I know if it would have been them going through this they would feel the same........some one please answer me.

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      #33503 - 05/01/02 08:26 PM

Slow down, take a breath and relax.

The addition of a barrier (condom) in sex with or without HIV cuts the risk of transmission way down. Like way down. Chances are good that you are safer than someone who has had unprotected sex with an unknown HIV status person.

There are a lot of other factors that go against HIV infection as well. I liken it to getting pregnant.

Certian things have to fall in place and the use of a condom cuts out about 99% of those things.

Take your counselors advice and test at three months then relax. I am sure you are fine as ar 95% of people in this forum.

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