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Am I at risk from Ex boyfriends brain virus ?

My ex has just told me he has a brain virus that is being treated by chemotherapy, with symptoms of loss of feeling and muscle mass in his arms. Some of the viruses I have found that are treated this way include Aids, Syphyllis and Herpes and am worried that I may be at risk as apparently he has had it 3 years and we only split up 18months ago. Should I go and get tests done ? Have asked him what exactly he has but no reply yet
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replied March 9th, 2012
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Your friend, might be diagnosed with condition called encephalitis. Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain. The most common causes of such infection can be - due
to herpes, adenoviruses, cytomegalovirus, bacteria like tuberculosis, or parasitic infections like toxoplasmosis or cysticercosis.

Since it has already been 18 months since you have been separated, and in case, you do not have any symptoms as of now, it is probable that you are not affected.

HIV or AIDs encephalopathy usually occurs in long term HIV patients in the end stages.

But, since you do not know the status of your ex-boyfriend, it is good for you to consult your doctor and get tested for HIV, and other STDs.

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