[Question #2133] Worried

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85 months ago
I had one time exposure unprotected I am a female.  About ten days later I experienced flu like symptoms, pain in vaginal area.  I woke up with a white pimple inside lip but disappeared in a few hours, I had redness in my thigh but went away that day. I was diagnosed with hsv2.  During this time I had night sweats.  I am paranoid of hiv, I did the oraquick swab test 9 weeks and it was negative please help.
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Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
85 months ago
OK, what tests were used to diagnosed you with HSV 2?

Terri

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85 months ago
It was the swab culture tests.  Just paranoid.  Is the oraquick hiv swab accurate after 9 weeks?
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85 months ago
I was having an anxiety attack at this time and keep going back researching hiv wondering if I missed something or if the oraquick swab test is accurate
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Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
85 months ago
Yes, I believe that you can trust the negative HIV test at 9 weeks.
Did you have the swab test from the mouth from the pimple you described or from the genital area?  The swab test is very reliable.

Terri
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85 months ago
Yes just from the genital are. The gynecologist wasn't worried about the pimple, I think it really could have been because of stress because I was having a panic attack and googling every and anything associated with sexual transmitted diseases. It was painless and went away within an hour or so. I did show her it though and she didn't seem concerned.  Thanks! 
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Terri Warren, RN, Nurse Practitioner
85 months ago
You are most welcome, Margaret.  If you have other questions about your HSV 2 infection, please don't hesitate to renew your subscription here.

Terri
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