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Ruining my life
      #32398 - 04/19/02 10:20 PM

About 4 years ago a friend of a friends brother(who is known to sleep around) decided that it was okay to have sex with me while I was passed out. We went out for her 21st birthday and I had way too much to drink, and blacked out and woke up on the couch pantless, and was later told what had happen. I had been dating someone(my husband now) for 2 years prior, and he supported me through this. I went to a clinic 2.5 months after this had happen and was tested for everything including HIV and everything came back negative. But now i've been reading these message boards and see that this 3 month waiting period is ephesized and it's really scaring me, but I'm too scared to be retested! I'm driving my husband crazy and I have a wonderful child and a perfect life except for this issue and I can't get it out of my mind!! Please someone help, should I be as worried as I am? Thanks for listening.



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Jackie_Blue
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Re: Ruining my life new
      #32419 - 04/20/02 09:51 AM

If you tested negative at 2.5 months it would be very unlikely for you to test positive 2 weeks later. If this is really impacting your life, take one more test to put the matter to rest. When you get that final negative you can relax.



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Jade G.
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Re: Ruining my life new
      #32420 - 04/20/02 10:29 AM

It's true about the 3 month period. Another test will ease your mind. Since you were negative at 2.5 months, I'm sure your test now will also be negative. But, weren't you tested for HIV when you were pregnant (if you had your child after the rape)? You should call your OB and check. They routinely test pregnant women. So, you may not need another test for peace of mind- you may have already had one after the 3 month window.



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lance
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Re: Ruining my life new
      #32474 - 04/21/02 10:58 AM

Jackie is absolutely right. If you can't put it out of your mind, then do another test, get your negative (which I'm SURE it will be), and take your life back. Like you, I was too scared to do it for a long time, but then I finally did (negative) and I haven't thought about it since. It sounds virtually impossible that you could be infected, but if you need the peace of mind, do it, and you can rule it out forever. If you don't, it will always be on your mind. Don't let that [censored] still be a part of your life in this way. if you need to test to clear your mind, do it. You'll be 100% fine.



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Re: Ruining my life new
      #32737 - 04/23/02 01:44 PM

Thank you everyone for listening and giving me some encouragment. Believe me, I need it. My husband gets so mad at me when he see's me on these web sites, he says I'm driving myself nuts! But this board helps put my mind to ease. Thanks everyone. Take care.



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