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Hi I'm terri and I'm a 31 year old female. About a year and a half ago I had what was diagnosed at the ER as strep throat and dermatitis. I had a severely swollen throat for a few weeks before I had it checked out because I have no medical insurance, then after those few weeks I developed a rash on my hands and neck. That's when I decided to go to the ER. I took all the medicine that was prescribed and it all went away rather quickly. I still however get an irritation on just my hands frequently now ever since. But ever since the strep which like I said was well over a year ago I very rarely get sick, and can't recall any fevers since either. I've been sexually active for only a few years, but these past couple I have not been super careful all the time. I have just recently started seeing someone who's in the military and he gets tested for hiv every six months, so I thought it'd be a good idea for me to get tested as well. I went last week, and have not yet received my results because the health department takes 2 weeks to get results back. But since being tested I've been reading a lot about hiv online and I have now stressed myself out to the point of making myself sick because I had the strep and rash over a year ago. Should I be seriously concerned here, or am I probably just overreacting? Please help! Thanks in advance.
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