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I am a 32 year old female who has bad anxiety and I'm just

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Hello, I am a 32 year old female who has bad anxiety and I'm just looking to get my mind put at ease. I have had kind of a crazy idea that I went through seroconversion recently, about 4 weeks ago my symptoms started with a sore throat then went to sneezing and stuffy nose and ended with a cough, felt like a cold and lasted about a week. About a week after I had muscle soreness all over my whole body for about a day, it felt like my whole body was bruised, although I have had this feeling before after drinking, which I had done two days prior to this most recent occurrence. Most recently I had a non itchy rash develop on the back of my neck, that went away after about 2 days, this happened 4 days ago. I don't know if these symptoms are related, but with my hypochondria and anxiety things can kind of take over in my head, and I am just looking for an answer so that I can stop worrying. I have not engaged in any high risk behaviors, though I do work at a daycare and clean up injuries and bloody noses etc. Thanks so much in advance for any help you can provide
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

Do you work with kids or adults in daycare?

The risk of HIV is extremely low from kids.

Your symptoms suggest a cold virus.

HIV will not cause such symptoms and then go away.

You can get a 4th gen HIV testing at this point.

Any seroconversion will be detectable by now.

I do not think that is the case here.
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