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Swollen lymph node below the jaw post unprotected sex - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Sexually Transmitted Diseases
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can I help you?
User :   hi, im just really scared...ill take a minute to explain
Doctor :   take your time
Doctor :   relax
Doctor :   I am here to help you
User :   I had unprotected sex the other day like an idiot. I fell fine and have no symptoms but one swollen lymph node under my jaw and I am really worried I have HIV now
Doctor :   when was the intercourse?
User :   about 3 weeks ago
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   are you a male or female?
User :   male
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You need to relax
Doctor :   The lymph node might just be an incidental finding
Doctor :   but still to be sure you get an elisa test for hiv done now
Doctor :   and try getting a post exposure prophylaxis
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