Fourth of July Fear

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. I made a drunken mistake. I had a one night stand with a stranger. I kind of Iremember us using a condom but def. remeber him saying we couldn't continue because he We used the whole box condoms ( I only say kind of because I didn't see it myself I was drunk but I do remember him saying that). Exactly two weeks later I got strep throat and a bump on my vagina This freaked me all the way out! I have been worried and have convinced myself I have HIV! I'm feeling some tingling and I have a sore back. I'm so scared! I'm waiting until October to get tested but I'm just so scared! P.s I called the guy after the sore throat and told him my fears and he ensured me that we used a condom and it didn't break I'm just scared! The incident occurred in Atlanta the city with an high hiv population.

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    Hi Demi.

    You should get tested! Whether you see your own doctor or a different one, you need to be tested.

    Symptoms usually show within a few days, but can take weeks, or may not show at all.

    Can you explain the "bump" a little better, eg shape, colour, location, painful?

    For your own peace of mind, go see a doctor.


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    Nucleic acid based tests (like RT-PCR) can accurately detect HIV virus after 14 days since the exposition. I'm sure there must be a clinic in your town that performs this test, so you don't have to wait until October.

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    A bump on ur vagina and strep throat is not an indication of contracting HIV. But I get how ur thinking I may hav caught an STD and therefore what else might he have.

    It's funny how when ur thinking the worst, other factors seem to reinforce it, eg, Atlanta having a high rate of HIV.

    Don't put any significance on this fact.

    And obviously you said your gonna be tested.

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