Possible exposure or paranoid and need counseling end or rope
Jun 14, 2010
My sister had someone living with us her "girlfriend", we found out after she moved out that she was on drugs. I have no contact with her, but my sister still does. I used to leave my razors in the bathroom, and I am sure that my sister used them because I asked her, as far as the other girl, I have no idea. As soon as I found out I took my razors and hid them. I even go as far as taking them with me when I leave, putting my personal hygene products in the trunk of my car so that no one uses them. After I found out I got tested immedetiatly for HIV it was November 24th, the test came back negative. I read you should wait 6 months to be tested because thats when the results are conclusive. I waited until April 18th to re-test. Once again test came back negative. But it wasn't exactly 6 months, it was 6 days shy of being 6 months. Also, I was tested at 6 months for hepatist and that came back negative. Should I re-test for HIV since I didn't wait the entire 6 months? Please help! Also, about a month ago in early May, I was going to use nail clippers, that my sister may have used earlier that day. Since I am beyond paranoid, I sprayed these off with that everywhere bleach. But the bleach and whatever was on the nail clippers had gotten into a cut I had on my finger. Should I wait and also be tested for this, is there any risk with that incident? Since that has happened just this weeks I have had this terrible pain behind my left ear with pains running down my neck and sometimes into my shoulder, along with one ulcer after another in my mouth. Should these symptoms be of concern?
Please help me, I am about to be married in the next couple of months and I have talked to my soon to be husband about this because I am beyond paranoid. He said there is no risk but I am still concerned, I have called numberous hotlines with the same answers, saying there was no risk but maybe if it is in writting I will be able to let go. I have never been sexually active in my life and am waiting until marriage. Please help me!
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your HIV-exposure risk is negligible at best.
Your negative HIV-antibody tests out to six days shy of six months are definitive, conclusive, WOO-HOO-able and move-on-able. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.
You have called "numerous hotlines" and been told consistently that there was "no risk" and that you are HIV negative. I absolutely concur.
Finally you state you are "beyond paranoid." Once again I agree.
You ask if you need counseling. I would say definitely yes! Your fears are irrational and could really screw up your life if you don't get control over them.
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