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Re: STD or HIV?
      01/27/06 03:02 AM

Bura,

If you go to these websites, you can tick off nearly all of your symptoms as being due to stress and anxiety.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003211.htm

http://hcd2.bupa.co.uk/fact_sheets/mosby_factsheets/anxiety.html

http://www.healthyplace.com/communities/depression/related/depression_anxiety_2.asp

Try spending some time finding out how much stress can screw up your body. That would be more productive for you than looking for HIV information, I am sure.

Now let me introduce you to a philosophical concept. It is called Occam's Razor. Basically, what it says is that the simpliest explanation is nearly always true and, if you need to add complexity to an answer in order to make it fit the facts, then that answer gets less and less likely to be correct, the more twists and turns it makes. You can read more about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Occam's_Razor (and yes, Occam also has the great of being English!).

Applied to your situation we have a lot of symptoms that can be explained by your anxiety (which we know for sure you have) and perhaps some others that are vague and definately non-specific (which could indeed also be related to stress since it is known that anxious people are more prone to infection). We also have you testing negative already out to 6 months which is, in everybody's book, undoubtedly conclusive.

The conclusion is simple. You do not have HIV. You do have a severe case of anxiety.

Promise me something will you? When your PA test comes back negative, which it will, and if you have any problem at all accepting it as final, stop going to doctors and start going to a mental health professional. Take copies of your test results and the advice you have recieved here about the fact that these results are conclusive.

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* STD or HIV? bura 01/27/06 01:48 AM
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. * Re: STD or HIV? Anonymous   01/27/06 04:06 AM
. * Re: STD or HIV? ravi   01/27/06 04:22 AM
. * Re: STD or HIV? Anonymous   01/27/06 03:02 AM
. * Re: STD or HIV? Anonymous   01/27/06 03:36 AM
. * Re: STD or HIV? Anonymous   01/27/06 03:57 AM
. * Re: STD or HIV? Anonymous   01/28/06 08:34 AM
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