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dramaqueen16
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Dear Scarleteen,
I recently had my first boyfriend, the "relationship" only lasted two days (we where on vacation and don't live in the same place). The guy told me he was not a virgin and for some reason I freaked out about catching an STD from him, though all we did was kiss and excuse my language, "feel each other up" (both fully dressed), because he told me he didn't use protection. I then read your article on assessing risks and realized i could not get a serious STD from kissing, but it did say something about mononucleosis. All this happened just over a week ago, and for the past two days i've been feeling feverish and my throat hurts. So my question is: are these symptoms of mono or do i just have a cold or something? I realize you can't give me an accurate answer because can't know without seeing me ect... but I would appreciate your opinion. Thanks for your time!

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Heather
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As you seem to know, we could not possibly know.

Mono is something a healthcare provider determines through a throat culture, like they do to find out if someone has strep throat.

If you are having high fevers, that's always a reason to check in with a healthcare provider. So, if they get higher than a couple of degrees, the feeling in your throat changes, or you start to feel sick in other ways, best to see a doctor.

And, of course, if you are ill, it may or may not have had anything to do with this person. If you were on vacation and in something like a plane, for example, it's very common for people to pick up colds or flu.

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dramaqueen16
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Ok thank you I'll make sure to check with a doctor if it gets worse!
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