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yet ANOTHER message for WW
Mar 25, 2012

Please post: My story goes, and may be similar to yours, as this: I had a "shady" girlfriend...I got tested (-) at the time...3 yrs later I started having "swollen" -or so I thought- lymph nodes in the armpits, and occasionally neck, groin, behind knees, elbow pit, toes(!), behind belly button...everywhere. I couldn't feel them w/ my fingers but I could feel them inside- kind of a "presence" rather than real pain, you know?...I have been waking up 1-3 nights / week w/ numb fingers which was obviously peripheral neuropathy setting in...I googled EVERY sniffle/ache/perceived pain for 15 years - no exageration! I am embarrased to say that for 15 years (yes 15) these "symptoms" came on and off...I thought I might (despite this time frame)have HIV but was to cowardly to man up and get tested again... I met a great girl and got tested again and it was negative. Such a releif. Bottom line is: A) Please don't wreck the prime of your life self diagnosing your symptoms B) knowing is better than Not knowing and ultimately does not affect your +/-status so don't be weak like I was and just get the test done. Thanks and take care

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