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Forum Name: AIDS
Question: Am worried...should I be tested?
|jimrearden2002 - Thu Aug 19, 2004 5:37 pm||
I was wondering if you can help me....
I am a male....
I was seeing this girl for about a month or so...we never had sex...but there was a couple of times we had unprotected oral sex (from her to me and me to her) and during those couple of times niether of us ever came. I did finger her on a few occasions as well...and it should be known that I am a habitual nail and "skin around the nail" biter...so sometimes there are little cuts and pieces of skin missing around my fingernails. I'm almost positive i wasnt actually bleeding when I did this. Anyways...I found out later that she had herpes.
11 weeks later...I developed a fever that lasted 10 days...with shaking chills for the first 3....and some phlegm towards the end. I went to the doctor...had a chest X-ray and was diagnosed with pneumonia...got antibiotics and it cleared up.
6 months later...I have alot of phlegm I'm continually hacking up from my lungs. My doctor put me on avelox and there was no help from it. I went back...had a CBC...it was normal...and another chest X-ray...which came back negative for Pneumonia. I am taking decongestants and a ADVAIR inhaler...and it seems to be helping significantly.
I am 27...and was smoking marijuana regularly for about 5-6 yrs...and at times...almost ever day. I quit after getting over the pneumonia...and have been clean for 6 months.
I was wondering was my "risky" behavior with that girl is worrisome for HIV...or are these aliments in response to the marijuana?
Thankyou for taking the time to help me out
|Dr. Yasser Mokhtar - Mon Aug 23, 2004 11:01 pm||
These ailments might be due marijuana.
If at any time, you think you should be tested for hiv, i would recommend that you be tested, as worry is going to consume you unless you know for sure. If a person has an std (like herpes), there is a higher chance that he/she has others. Get tested and get it over with.
Thank you very much for using our website http://doctorslounge.com and i hope that this information helped.
Yasser Mokhtar, M.D.
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