you need to see if you got mono because thats what it sounds like. so get that check
mono is possible, but so is many other possibilities. You need to be seen by a physician since it's been so long. 5 weeks is too long. HIV is less likely than other reasons. Your county health clinic may be able to provide a less costly HIV test. And it's anonymous. And you can see a doctor there.
thanks very much for yr replies im going to go for a hiv test tomorrow because i am a bundle of nerves at the minute i think i better do it now....i had convinced myself in this last week or two that could be ok was still going to go for the hiv test next week but i was more at ease but now the sore throat has come back with a vengeance and without many of the cold/flu symptoms that were present when it was last so sore a few weeks ago and im completely paranoid that its hiv it seems to all point to it....thanks again
tomorrow, next week, doesn't make a big difference.
if the sore throat's back, it's more important to see your doc rather than the HIV test, that's unlikely to be a reason for your symptoms.