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hi doctor was meant to go for hiv test on26th of december would

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hi doctor was meant to go for hiv test on26th of december would you believe it got cancelled as building had been slightly wet after having burst pipe took all my courage to go after 22 years of worry had three doctors told me it would be a miracle if id been hiv for this long without treatment is this true i dont know if my gp clued up on hiv but he seems certain i wouldnt be living have had this bad throat for all these years pure dark red at back always and really sore the redness never goes away but sore throat does now got testicle pains that are regular just had camera up and waiting on results had 2 sexuall partners the first 22 years ago with a girl and my now partner the one 22 years ago was a one nite encounter unprotected sex hope my doctor was rite what he said.
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Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

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Your physician is absolutely correct. If you had been infected with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus for 20 years without treatment, you wouldn't be here to ask this question. As HIV progresses to AIDS, one loses weight and becomes sicker and sicker with infections that most people are able to toss off with no problem, and they die of one of those infections.

 

While it is an excellent idea for anyone who is sexually active to get tested for STDs at least yearly unless they are in a mutually monogamous relationship, there is little chance that you've had HIV for 20 years and still lived to tell about it.

 

Have you seen an ENT (ear-nose-throat specialist physician) to determine what is wrong with your throat? There can be many different kinds of causes, including some not connected with the throat such as digestive problems like GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease). Have you been tested to H. pylori (the bacteria responsible for ulcers and GERD)? It is a common cause of sore throat and coughing.

 

A urologist should be able to check out the testicular pain. Simple bacterial infections are the most common cause, and epididymitis is the most common diagnosis. This is something that is easily diagnosed and treated with antibiotics.

 

 

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