Nov 19, 2001
I was tested for HIV today. I have waited the proper amount of time to get tested. Where I was tested, results take 10-12 days because they have to be sent away. I am very anxious and afriad to get the results. Getting the test was nerve-wracking enough, but now I have to wait 2 weeks for the results. Is there anything I can do to make these two weeks as smooth and relaxing as possible?
| Response from Mr. Shernoff
Not really. It is quite normal to be anxious while waiting for something as important as the consequences on the rest of your life of whether or not you are infected with HIV. You need to prepare yourself to live with either possibility, and to accept the current anxiety as understandable, especially if you have ever engaged in any high risk behaviors that might have exposed you to HIV.
Michael Shernoff, MSW
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Can You Be Infected With Hiv While Being Tested With The Needle?
- Do The Health Departments List People With Hiv?
- Peripheral Neuropathy And Lisinopril
- Physical Symptoms Of Hiv After Three Years Exposure
- Can You Recover From Hiv?
- I Am Hiv Positive And My Boyfriend Is Not How Can I Tell Him
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.