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      #16763 - 03/20/01 01:47 AM

Hello everyone!
I'm a guy in college and now I'm waiting for the result of my HIV test. I really can't concentrate on my study because all the stress and anxiety about HIV but hope this test will be helping me a little bit if it is negative...anyway, I had a unprotected sex about 7 weeks ago, I had swollen glands around 3rd week, and I think that is all the symptom I had, but now my buttock and legs turn numbness when I sleep, or sometimes I just sit down on the sofa and my legs feel numb again... the one I fear most is that even when I'm taking notes in the class my hands suddenly turn numbness.... I don't know why is that, is this a symptom? I search few of websites only one of them described a symptom of HIV... I don't know I'm just freaking out...anyone help?

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      #16768 - 03/20/01 02:50 AM

I think I saw it in one site too, and I heard about it once when my father had numbness and couldn't believe they wanted him to test for hiv - but that was after LOTS of tests on him and they were running out of ideas.
If it makes you feel better, for a long time - before my possible exposure, when I get stressed, I can get numbness - especailly at night when I sleep tensed up, half of my hand will fall asleep (ring+little finger half) maybe you are similar under pressure.
Regardless of what your exposure was, the good news is you can get a pretty definitive test soon at 8 weeks, and an 8 week nagative is a very good sign. There are probably free clinics in your area, or you can try a Home Access, but you might need to wait a while before you can trust it's result. check out their site and call them or an aids hotline if you have questions, and ask here - these people are very well informed, and if you need support, post here and we'll get you through.
take care, and God bless

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      #16769 - 03/20/01 02:53 AM

I shouldn't have said "definative" test at 8 weeks - I just meant it's a good sign. sorry for the mix up

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