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Is a Cold or Flu more simular to ARS?
      10/16/01 10:44 PM

Hi, I know ARS has been said to mimic the flu, or mono. Some people use Cold and Flu interchangably. Recently I had a pretty serious cold with all the classis symptoms. I was extrememly congested, tired, and had a seriuos sore throat. After about a week and a half I developed a peritonsillar abscess that required a medical procedure to remove. Does HIV cause symptoms simular to this. I didnt have a fever as far as I can tell. I have had two risks in my life. I had unprotected vaginal sex both about 2 years ago, and about 2 months ago. Both were one time things, and teenagers. I'm 20 myself. Has anyone on here contracted HIV from a one time encounter, or know anyone who has? Has anyone contracted HIV while using a condom, or know anyone who has? I'm just wondering if HIV can cause my symptoms, and if they resemble the flu, or cold? Thanks...



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