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Worried well.... worried fine.
Jan 3, 2003

I'd like to share my story as well. I had unprotected oral sex (receiving) from a woman numerous times in the early part of 2002. There was some intercourse a couple times as well - the first time, the condom came off inside her during later moments. I also had oral sex with a former classmate (and she really got around). Needless to say, I scared myself pretty good thinking about what I had "amassed." I got my first test in June, which came back negative. This was 6 months of time for the initial oral sex,about 2 months time for the broken condom, and about 3-4 weeks from the classmate. I was only partially happy about the neative (thinking I'd be THAT person who gets it on month 6). Since all that, I got back with my girlfriend but didn't tell her bout my escapades while we were not together. The thought of me being + ALONG with the thought of "killing" someone else now had me in more of a frenzy. I was now "experiencing" every symptom - mouth ulcers, red spots on skin (back, neck, arms) - and these weren't in my head - my gilfriend commented on them, night sweats, fatigue, scratchy throat, severely coated tongue that I'd scrape daily, etc. This made me 1000 times worse. I can't tell you how many times I thought of suicide - the alternative being doctors telling me I can prolong my life if I just take 75 pills a day (that will make me feel like complete crap BUT will keep me alive). I'd spend hours looking at my mouth with a flashlight just LOOKING for symptoms to claim - and I did see stuff, but I don't know if that stuff was always there. Short story long.... I got tested this past Saturday. Now I was sure I'd be positive. I had every frucking symptom AND my girlfriend came down with a skin problem (a problem which could be attributed possibly to open cuts, diabetes, or HIV). Ok, can you imagine? Now, SHE had "symptoms." She just didn't know it. I write this today at 7pm, 12-27-2002, after hearing that I'm negative. It has been 6 months following my first test. I believe I'm negative now, and I'll continue to nurture this present mouth ucer with my tongue and smile as my stress levels FINALLY subside...

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