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To: Everyone Who Is Worrying
      #99350 - 05/29/04 10:58 PM

Yes, there are certain situations that should make you worry about contracting HIV. I was one of those people who you could consider "worried well". I've had unprotected sex before (dumb) but never was worried about anything about getting the girl pregnant. Unforunately, two often that's what people think about instead of diseases. Well, the last incident I was worried about was in Sept. '03 and I just started feeling shitty a week ago with symptoms like fatigue, joint pain, loose bowel movements, but no symptoms that were more associated with HIV.

The point of the story is that these were just normal parts of life that I blew out of the water. By doing that I made them worse giving myself a lack of an appetite, headaches, etc.... I got tested for piece of mind and was tested negative. If you're scared... think about it like this. The diease won't go anywhere. If you have it, it's there. One thing that will go on, is your life when you find out the result.

We all (most of us) sit here all day at the computer looking for symptoms then wonder why our eyes hurt, our legs hurt, our balls hurt, our hands tingle, etc... Anyone's would if they sat here and tried to self diagnose themselves. If you've had a very high risk experience of course it should be on your mind, but you can do all the self diagnosing you want. It won't get you anywhere. Getting tested and coming to grips with the (hopefully) negative result will give you a piece of mind. I know a lot of people say this stuff a lot around here, but thought it would help coming from someone who's been agonizing over this night after night for the past two weeks of my life. I wasted 14 days worrying about this shit. All I know is I will wear a condom from now on. Yea it doesn't feel as good but what's the point in having to surf "the body" all day and night.

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      #99355 - 05/30/04 01:20 AM

very well put.

and with that said...hopefully i'm negative.

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