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Daniel
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I'm so worried!?!? what do I do?!?1
      #14537 - 01/07/01 09:15 AM

I was tested for HIV in 1996 after a visit to a massage place. I wore condom, but was stupid enough(and drunk) to penetrate her vagina with my finger, put my finger in the mouth, and then repenetrate. The day after, I found out that I had a wound in my mouth. After about a week I started feeling sick, and went to a doctor. Some weeks later I took an HIV test. That was negative, but i continued being sick and went for alot of tests at the hospital, without finding anything...I took a second test after 14 weeks. This was also negative. My doctor adviced me to seek psyciatric ward. That made me realize that i might be negative. After that I returned to work after a leave of about 4(!) months.
Some months later a family member suddenly started feeling sick, and had a lot of the same sympthoms that I had!!! And same route of tests without finding anything... He also took an HIV test about a year after being sick. That was negative. He is still not feeling well. (me neither) Could there be a possibility the test doesnt show the right result? I am scared as hell that I might have infected him, without even having a poz staus myself! (It sounds stupid, I know!!!!) The thing that worries me, is that he is young and should be well, and they dont find anything wrong, even though he is really sick! Anybody got an advice what to do?!? (serious advice and no stupid answers, please! This is a daily hell for me!)



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Re: I'm so worried!?!? what do I do?!?1 new
      #14553 - 01/08/01 12:38 AM

Ok, you've been tested and you're negative. But still you have the HIV fear. Don't take this the wrong way, but have you considered speaking to a psychiatrist regarding your issues? It might do you a world of good. From your post, it really is likely that your problem is anxiety masking itself in HIV paranoia.



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Xander
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Re: I'm so worried!?!? what do I do?!?1 new
      #14600 - 01/09/01 12:36 PM

>I am scared as hell that I might have infected him, without even having a poz staus
>myself! (It sounds stupid, I know!!!!)

I do hope you realize it would be impossible to infect someone with hiv unless you yourself have hiv.
And even if one does have hiv, you can't casually infect family members -- you would either have to
be having (unprotected) sex with them or sharing drug-injection equipment.




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