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Patiently Waiting
      #175431 - 02/16/06 07:23 PM

Hey everyone!
I just came back from getting tested for HIV! the wait is going to kill me, I am soooo scared. I have so much work that needs to be done and i can't do it until i get this off of my mind. Any words of wisdom? I'm going to ask you all to pray for me during this time! thanks everyone much love to you all

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      #175434 - 02/16/06 07:27 PM

How I commend you for getting tested, the only advice I can give you is make sure you get the results. I know of many people who took the step to get tested but never that step to find out.
I do not know your situation in why you were tested but I wish you much luck and hope all goes well.

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      #175447 - 02/16/06 08:01 PM

Will certainely pray for you! Hats off to our courage of getting tested. You need to chill out, have the time of your life during this waiting period. If you can keep yourself really really busy so that that the time goes faster. It is hard not to think but get involved watch movies..etc.


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

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      #175449 - 02/16/06 08:11 PM

I completely understand--and share your anxiety. I got tested over 3 weeks ago and I am still waiting for the results. I don't know why it is taking so long--I am hoping to get them back today but at this point who knows?!
So--I thought it might help you to hear how I have been dealing with the wait...
First week--I could think of nothing else, my work suffered, my libido, gone. I was a basket case.
Second week--more relaxed but very anxious as to the approaching results day (they were meant to be back by feb8). Freaked out all day on the 8th then had a breakdown when I found out they were still not in.
Third week--acceptance, can't do a thing about it. Any "symptoms" I was having before have gone away. If I got it, I got it, and there ain't a thing I can do about it now. I have spent the past 3 weeks reading up on hiv and finding that it seems to have a worse stigma than anything else these days...still hope its negative, of course. My boyfriend and I have had lots of talks about it (he didn't even know when I went to get tested but I told him in the week following) and we are being safe.
It's been an emotional month. I hope I find out soon---been thinking about going to my Dr for another test as I am losing faith that I'll ever hear back from the testing center. Good luck with your own journey and wish me luck on my results!

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