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Advice to worried wells
Aug 4, 2001

To all worried wells, I had the same problems that most of you have stated on this forum. I had all these symptoms, but was unable to accept a negative test. I did some things. 1)I accepted the fact that the test administered and performed by trained individuals who are in a field of medicine that the internet was not going to teach me (no matter how much time I spent on the computer) 2) I started putting more energy into my life and the people around me instead of concertrating on the world of HIV 3)(big help)I actually listened to a doctors story about how when he was my age (33) he was so convinced that he had syphillus that he would not listen to any other doctors diagnosis even after all the negative test (he was around 60 now and I consider him the original worried well!) 4)Remember alot of the things symptoms that come up were here way before HIV! 5) I made a book with all my negative test results (RNA,Antiboy,P24) and whenever I start to feel that the doctors were wrong I open up the book and look at the results. 6)Also, HIV does not have a mind of its own. When you get an antiboy test the virus does not hold the antibodies 'hostage'(not allowing them to travel in the vein where the needle is placed) giving you a false negative. 7)Same with the RNA. It doesn't hide from the needle and tube. Hope this helps

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