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I wanted to take the time to thank you guys for the unbelievable information you have provided me with in your site. I was definatly very ignorant about HIV/AIDS and the many things that go along with that. I am not an HIV+ person. However, I recently and unprotected sex (male to female) , which I have never done. Its safe to say I completely freaked out, and have sought out as much information as possible (how I came upon your sight).  Within a week I have developed HIV-related early symptoms, which has really scared me. I know this could mean any number of things. But it could also point to HIV. I now know thanks to your site, however,that if I am diagnosed later to have HIV that its not the death sentence Ive always believed it to be. I have had an HIV test done and am awaiting the results. I know that the results could be wrong due to the earliness of the test, but I will also have one in 3months and finally in 6months if needed. I am in the military and have been envolved in all the major operations since Sep.11. Nothing has ever scared me as much as not knowing wether or not I am HIV+. If I am to be HIV+ though, I will fight it the way I have always fought all of my fears, head-on. Your website with all of its information has helped out so much. I have two questions however.....the girl I had sex with is know to have numerous relations. What are the odds I may be HIV+?......Also, Would I be seeing these symtoms, (tender testies, tender lymph in right armpit, small fever two degrees high, had sore throat but left within hours, strong tiredness twice) only 7 days after possible infection?  I did also see a doctor, who said I did not have an STD, just a bladdder infection....probably a viral one. Any help would be very appreciated.



As you will probably hear from others, HIV is not an easy thing to transmit, especially from female to male. I think the odds are overwhelmingly in your favor and I think your test result will be negative.

The one thing I have learned is that STRESS will cause any symptom you want it to if you think about it long enough.


Symptoms or the lack of symptoms mean nothing when it comes to hiv infection. Only the appropriate test at the appropriate time will reliably inform you of your hiv status.

You have had a risk and you do need to test. However, hiv is a fragile, difficult to transmit virus and more so from a woman to a man. The odds are heavily in your favour of testing negative.

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks, so a negative test at that point would be an excellent indication of your true status. A negative test at six weeks MUST be confirmed at the 12-13 week point.

Try to stay productively busy while you wait to test. The odds are in your favour of testing negative.


Thankyou for responding.....Since the time Ive managed to calm down quite a bit. Still a little axious though. Its been about 2 weeks since possible exposure. I guess the only thing that I have  is a minor sore throat. So, I have a new question. What possible std could I get from preforming oral, and what else would be associated with the sore throat. My stomach is also in knots, but im sure its the anxiety. Also, what is a mouth ulcer and what does it look like and feel like?? Thanks.

Matty the Damned:

The STD that most commonly affects the throat is gonnorhoea. And you can carry that asymptomatically. If your concerned about gonorrhoea or any other STD ask for a full screen.



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