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Saint Pete Beach, FL
A 34-year-old male asked:

I don't have a fever, rash, swollen lymph nodes, cough or headache. have a minor sore throat for about 6 days now and a bit of nasal drip. clears up when i drink hot tea. should i be afraid of hiv or am i just having a bout of anxiety? not@ risk btw.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 45 years experience
Minor illness: Since you are a young adult, you should get a HIV screen yearly in any case. The acute HIV syndrome is obviously different from a common upper respiratory / throat infection
Dr. Jyothishree Pinnaka
Specializes in Internal Medicine
If no risky sexual behaviors, no worry about HIV. Did you get flu shot for the season?
Jan 3, 2016

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