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I'm a african male and About a year and 8 months ago I had  unprotected sex. Week later had burning urine and discharge. Went to the doctor and they said I had chlamydia. Two months after that I developed a circular brown blotch on my face and when I finally  looked it up about a few months ago I found out it was  seborheic dermatitis becuase it was below my eyebrow and between and around my nasel folds. I looked it up and its linked to hiv. So I looked at my results from the test I took a year ago and they only tested clamydia and gonarea. So I'm scared and now my stomach feels bloated, gassy,a cramp or to and every now and then soft stool but not watery. And a few days ago had to get a tb test to wrk for a school and it and it was close to 5mm in size and the lady asked do I take immune suppresants for hiv or cancer so now I'm realy scared. Should have been got tested. But I'm just really scared of the results
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300980 tn?1194933000
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Welcome back to the Forum. this is essentially the same question that you asked last November and my reply is no different than the reply you received from Dr. Handsfield.  I agree with his assessment that your risk for HIV is rather low from a single exposure, even if you acquired an STD at the time of your exposure.  As he also told you, seborrheic dermatitis is a problem with late HIV, not early (within a year or two of infection) and most people who have seborrheic dermatitis do not have HIV.  

Please get over your fear of HIV testing.  Testing does not give a person HIV but it does give them the power to know what is going on and whether or not they have the infection.  Most tests are negative and if you were so unfortunate as to have HIV, the test would allow you to seek treatment sooner.  There is no reason to delay or avoid HIV testing.  In your case, the test, which will likely be negative, will give you peace of mind. EWH
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so the tb test I took being 5mm  and I read people with hiv higher chance to get tuburcolosis
277836 tn?1359669774
It dosent matter what you read.. Taking an HIV test will relieve your fears.. You cant go by symptoms anyway.. Only testing is the way to truly know your status.. I would recomend you stay off the net and go get tested.. The answer you seek will be answered once you have tested,, Goodluck!
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