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waiting for my test results
      #4982 - 06/06/00 07:16 PM

hi everybody. i went in for my 3 month HIV test this morning. now i have to wait for the results to come back. this is a terrible period of tim.e so many thoughts are going through my head; what will i do if they are positive? i have no insurance. . . .i even made a precautionary appointment with a specialist in case they come up positive, but he's not around until June 15.

my risk isn't the worst: i gave unprotected oral sex to a gay man. i tested negative at 2 months because i couldn't keep waiting; now i have to wait for this test.

what have you done to ease your mind during this time period? it is such an awful thing. i try to keep my mind busy but it's been tough.

take care everyone.

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Re: waiting for my test results new
      #5009 - 06/07/00 12:43 AM

During my last bout of fear (yes, it's happened to me before!) I kept myself busy and went to bed early for the few days before my test results came back. To be honest, it didn't seem to help much then, but in retrospect, I think it actually made the days seem to go by faster!

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Re: waiting for results/2 months?? new
      #5011 - 06/07/00 12:49 AM

The 2 month negative test is a GREAT really puts the numbers in your favor. Dr. Holodniy from The Body speculates that 90% of infected people will test positive by 8 weeks. A researcher freind of mine at the NIH says that close to 99% will seroconvert by 2 months! BUT the 3 month test is the final hurdle...

I have been doing crossword puzzles like mad! I also write a lot, read every article in the daily newspaper, take long showers, visit The Body site, etc.

By the way, what did you consider to be 3 months??? 90 days or 84 days???? I don't think it wouldmake a difference,but I'm curious nevertheless.

You are in my prayers. Peace.

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Re: waiting for my test results new
      #5036 - 06/07/00 03:25 AM

If you have been through the same torture before, you should seek counseling to find out why you put yourself in this situation. Hopefully, all is well this time around also.

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      #5039 - 06/07/00 05:25 AM

Dont break your head about thinking was it 3 months, 84 days or 90 days. Put it this way: 3 months is 12 weeks. Ok? So 12 weeks is 84 days. Still many people think 90 days. I think nothing can really happen at 84 days that cannot happens at 90 days. But anyway, i would go for 90 days because its a close number. Only because of that, but in a medical point of view i dont think it really makes a difference.

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