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The end of the road - thank god
      #165750 - 11/30/05 08:42 PM

I have just tested Neg 12 weeks after a condom split with a sex worker, there was blood all over my penis (jeez scared the crap out of me). I have had persistant swollen glands in my groin since about 10 days after exposure and came down with a fever (felt terrible, mainly because I was pooping my pants, would proably have been ignored if I hadn't been worrying about ARS) anyway I got thrown into a testing frenzy

12 day PCR DNA -Neg
12 day P24 - Neg

4 weeks 3rd gen Elisa - Neg
6 week 4th gen Elisa - Neg
8 week 4th gen Elisa - Neg
10 week 4th gen Elisa - Neg
11 week 4th gen Elisa - Neg
12 week unknown gen (probably first) 15 minute result - Neg

It is funny none of those tests made me feel any better until the last one, but i think in some way the living from test to test got me through.

I was 100% convinced that I was HIV+, have been severely depressed almost lost my job, and my life, it has been a nightmare no two ways about it. I really felt the symptoms especially the swollen gland's meant I had to be realistic and that at some point the tests would come in positive, but they have remain negative right the way through.

Stress can definitely manifest itself in really physical symptoms unfortunately it seems to pick the ones you fear the most, bit of a pisser that.

anyway I am HIV- and am off to get on with my life. hurrah or WOO-HOO or whatever it is!!!

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      #165753 - 11/30/05 09:16 PM

Wwoooooo Hooooo. That's great. Be careful out there!

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      #167645 - 12/22/05 10:08 PM

Amaazing!! So happy for u

-ve at 1, 2,3,7 mnths..Free of HIV and OCD now.THANKS to all the BEAUTIFULfriends at TheBody!

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