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Ok...I'm start of saying that i'm new to the board, and I would like everybody to chime in and let me know your thoughts.

I have recently notice that my body has gone through a change that I have not experience before, such as my throat, late april I notices I had a sore throat that was out of the norm, today is june 9 2004 and I still have this pain in my throat, I don't even have the flu. When I realize that i'm not coming down with no kind of cold but had this sore throat, I started to look up reasons why this is happening, the first thing that pop up on the internet is hiv/aids, as a human I panic and did more reading then I have ever done in my life before. I try to diagnose myself in many ways, I read all the symptoms for hiv and aids, sore throat or swollen glands, night sweats, headaches, skin discolor and weight lose. The only catagory that I even fit in is the sore throat and the swollen glands, I do not have the other symptoms, I do get headaches but no more then the regular person.
I did see my local doctor and he did a strep test, but that all he did, it was not strep. My last diagnose that i'm hoping is the cavities that I have in my mouth, because I did read that an infected tooth can cause swollen glands and a sore throat, so I did make an appointment this morning to fix theses cavities, but am I in doubt, yes I am. I'm not going to sit here and say and count how many people I had sex with(that will be easy to narrow out) but i'll be real honest with you guys, I don't have sex that often and had I unprotected sex twice in my life and they were long term relationships.

So with that being said, can you guys chime in on your thoughts about my symptoms. Thanks
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replied July 29th, 2004
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Risk Level - Medium
Are you circumcised? Do you consistently use a condom? Do you participate in rough sex or other high risk sexual acts? Are the 2 people from your recent relationships still healthy?
Based just on what you said,
i'd say that you should probably be tested in 5 to 6 months.
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replied August 31st, 2004
I dunno wot hes on about I dont think u have to worry about aids and stop panicking so much ull never enjoy ur life if u worry that much
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replied September 14th, 2004
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Risk - Medium
Sorry I need to correct my assessment.
You obviously have a medical problem with the sore throat and enlarged glands. Upon consideration unless there were other risk factors that you didn't mention, is not so likely that it is in fact hiv/aids.
Still you have eliminated some of the other likely causes.
You need to go to a throat specialist to get this diagnosed.

Good luck, paul v.
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