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For those nervous about Acute HIV symptoms/afraid to get tested

Posted by thestranger, 1 Reply
Hi guys,
just wanted to share my story for those who are afraid they have gotten HIV or who think they might be experiencing ARS. A couple months back, I had an protected encounter with a woman of unknown HIV status, and three weeks after the... Read more »

Very Nervous About Test....

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
After reading the posts of the last month, I have become very nervous about a test result that I received. I had my testing done through Specialized Testing in St. Louis, MO. My last possible HIV exposure was April 1999, and the test through... Read more »

First Round of Blood Tests... nervous

Posted by TheGoodLife, 1 Reply
I have a blood test schedule for tomorrow. There's a LONG list of tests. I dont think I'll have much blood left. Here is the list. I'm a little nervous. Does this look like a good "first test?" Anything missing?

1. Torch IGG Panel
2. HIV 1 RNA,... Read more »

Gonna' get tested--nervous but think i'm low-risk

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
well, i'm a gay male and i've had insertive anal sex with only 1 person in my life, although i've been with him sexually many times--with me always being the insertive partner. i don't know how many people he's been with. he's told me that he's... Read more »

HIV exposure? Very nervous

Posted by James3, 1 Reply
Was I exposed? Very nervous
Hello everyone, thanks for taking time to read and respond.

Where to begin. Well, I am a bi-curious male, so I had a one night stand with another male about 12 days ago. I never have one night stands, this was a first. We... Read more »
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Prenatal Testing and Nervous

I just found out I am pregnant which I know will probably require an HIV test. As a little background, I am now 27 and happily married. Around the time I was 20, and in college, I had an "oops" (no condom) moment with a fraternity guy....
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello,Are you freaking out over nothing? Most likely yes. However, since you did "oops," you also put yourself at some degree of risk for STDs, including HIV. I'm amazed that you're still worrying about it a full seven years... Read more »

Very nervous for my next test.

I've had a few hiv antibody test after unprotected vaginal sex all negative last one being a rapid test done by blood drawn from vein and sent to lab same with all my other tests have all been lab tests. Last one was 10 months after exposure....
Richard Cordova III

Response from Richard Cordova III

Test Positive Aware Network
Hi there,I agree with your doctor. This is not HIV. Any testing done at 90 days or later would be considered conclusive. You are well outside of that window.However, if these symptoms continue then you should work with your doctor to determine what... Read more »

Very Nervous- 12 week negative test but having Peripheral Neurosis sensations

Dr. Bob,You're a great source of help for people and I intend to send a donation. I've been experiencing wierd tinlges/sensations in my legs and sometimes arms for sometime now. I've tested negative at 4 wks,8 wks and recently at 12...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
Hello Very Nervous,Although I don't know what a "tinlge" is, I think you are correct! Your symptoms are due to "peripheral neurosis." However, with three negative HIV tests out to 12 weeks, they are not related to HIV... Read more »

Delayed Testing: Begging for answer Please I need answer. I think I'm gonna have a nervous breakdown.

I had an unprotected oral sex three weeks ago with a man of unknown status. He ejaculated in my mouth and I swallowed his semen. I want to get tested now but my problem is that I'm staying here in Saudi Arabia. As you all know they have...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiI agree with Richard, oral sex carries the lowest risk of HIV transmission. The symptoms you are experiencing can be from anything, allergies, a cold, etc.....If you are still in need of peace of mind in December then I would wait until you get to... Read more »
U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration

A Clinical Guide to Supportive and Palliative Care for HIV/AIDS

Introduction There are significant direct consequences to the invasion of HIV into the nervous system that may present as neurological, neuropsychiatric, and/or psychiatric syndromes and disorders. In addition, as the immune system deteriorates,... Read more »
U.S. National Institutes of Health

Neurological Complications of AIDS Fact Sheet

What Is AIDS? How Does AIDS Affect the Nervous System? What Are Some of the Neurological Complications That Are Associated With AIDS? How Are These Disorders Diagnosed? How Are These Disorders Treated? What Research Is Being Done? Where... Read more »
Body Positive

What's In A Name?

Mark waited for his test results. He didn't think he was positive, but he was nervous nonetheless. His new boyfriend, Jon, had urged him to get tested. Before Jon, there had been Paul, a handsome high school senior who was young, gay, and for the... Read more »

A First HIV Pill -- and a Warm, Affirming Feeling

I took my first dose of Complera [rilpivirine/tenofovir/FTC] just two days ago.* Driving to pick up my prescription made me so nervous. I kept searching for a sign to not pick it up today. Just a few months ago, I was negative and saying I would... Read more »