To All the WW
May 25, 2005
Today, I had the BEST day I have had in a long time.I had 1 time unprotected vaginal sex. Went crazy thinking I was pos, but tested neg at 6, 10 and 14.5 weeks. However some symptoms were not going away, like my hand being VERY numb on one side. I was sure that this was due to HIV and that it was the end for me. Then last week I went to the GP and he told me I may have pinched a nerver and this was causing the problem, I still thought no way HIV for sure. Then this morning in the shower I have a moment like nothing I have ever had in my life. I was so SURE I had HIV I could could not think of any other cause for the numbness, then I remembered the fender bender I had last month, at the EXACT time the numbness started in my hand!!! Then I am watching the news tonight and they have doctors on call if you have questions, I call in and they say that pinching a nerve in your neck due to a fender bender is VERY COMMON and is my problem!!! Moral of the story, if you have having symptoms, stop look beyond HIV to something that might be causing your problem!! now I know I am neg and can move on in life!!! ( after I get the real problem fixed!!)
Response from Dr. Frascino
Ah yes, another case of fender-bender illness masquerading as HIV. Gosh, I think that's the sixth one today.
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