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waiting is the worst
      #158197 - 08/05/05 01:31 PM

I am currently waiting the results from a HIV test I took 10 weeks and 4 days after possible exposure. How do you cope with the waiting? Since I took the test my anxiety levels have shot through the roof. When I took my baseline test I got the results back in 2 days. I took my last test 3 days ago and still no word. Does anybody have any ideas on how to make it through this waiting period?

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      #158198 - 08/05/05 01:44 PM

Currently waiting on my test results as well.

My advice would be trying to take your mind off it by doing things such as spending time with friends or exercising.

You could always go to your doc for help for your anxiety, thats what I did last week and its calmed me down a bit.

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      #158200 - 08/05/05 02:03 PM

My best advice is to find someone you can talk to and trust, a family member or close friend, and share your anxiety. This is what friends are for -- moments like this. Talking about the situation helps make it less scary.

Then be sure to repay the favor when THEY're going through a rough time!

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      #158248 - 08/06/05 10:07 AM

You had already gone through hell during that 10 week period of uncertainty. Now just relax. Talk with other people around here, there are friendly people that have gone through the same or are going through the same.

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