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Anxiety about being positive...turned out negative
      12/15/04 10:57 PM

I am posting this as a message to anyone who has worried or is worried about being infected. For the last year and a half I have been worried that I am HIV positive. I have read all of the forums on this and many other sites, and I developed an intense love-hate relationship with medical books. I am hypervigilant about my health and I noticed that 16 days post-possible infection I had swollen lymph nodes and a fever. It felt like mono, but I had had mono before. I also had extremely painful joints, fatigue, and a headache. About four days later I started having some abdominal cramping and diarrhea. My boyfriend at the time assured me that he had been tested, but I later found out that he was a pathological liar. It was then that I began worrying about having HIV, and today, a year and a half later I decided to get tested. I tested NEGATIVE. I have gone through a year and a half of incessant worrying, anxiety attacks and panic which has affected my school, job, and relationships. I did it all for nothing. The fact is that if I had gotten tested a year ago I would have saved myself and the people around me a lot of pain. Remember, I was EXTREMELY CONVINCED that I was positive....and I am not. To all of you out there who are worrying...get tested. Knowing is so much better than worrying and not knowing. Take care of yourselves.

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* Anxiety about being positive...turned out negative Scaredlittlegirl 12/15/04 10:57 PM
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