I am a 21 yr old male and on Nov 30, 2009, i had unprotected anal sex with two other men in a monogamous relationship. a few weeks later a developed flu like symptoms such as a sore throat and swollen glands in my neck which lasted about a week or so. About 6 weeks later, lymph nodes in my neck flared up again. About 9 to 10 weeks after the encounter, I had an HIV test and the results were negative but the lymph nodes were still swollen, so at about 12 weeks, around the 2nd week in march, i went back to the doctor and he drew blood to check out my white blood cell count and the results said that my white blood cell count was normal. He gave me some antibiotics and the nodes went down completely. About 2 months after that, the lymph nodes flared up again, I went to the doctor, he gave me antibiotics, and the swollen lymph nodes were gone. This same pattern happened about 5 times altogether. During the first week of august of this year, i got sick. I started to feel fatigued, i developed what i thought was strep throat, and again, my lymph nodes flared up again so i paid another visit to the doctor. He had some blood drawn and he gave me antibiotics again. The antibiotics didnt do anything this time but when the blood test results came back, the doctor said it was a virus of some sort and in the absolute worst case scenario it is HIV. The doctor dismissed it as mononucleosis without performing an actual test for mono. I was only sick for about three weeks and the symptoms subsided, except for swollen lymph nodes which are still swollen to this day. And yet again, i started freaking out and am still freaking out about HIV. Is it possible that I have had mono this whole time and havent showed symptoms except for swollen lymph nodes until recently or is it a good chance it is HIV? I do not want to go in for another HIV test because I am too scared of the results. Ever since Nov 30 of last year of have practiced safe sex. I don't know what to do. I am so scared and it has taken over my life. Please somebody give me some reassurance.
I havent lost a dramatic amount of weight and havent developed a rash of any kind. I am scared ********