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Old 11-28-2013, 08:18 AM   #1
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Hey everyone, I am a 36 yro heterosexual male, never an IV user, never had a sexual partner that was an IV user, just thought I'd share that to see if it helps.. Anyway.. I am a paranoid person to begin with and I have been in my head worrying myself to anxiety and stress that I have hiv or aids because I have had unprotected sex and oral sex and I a. Just to chickenshit to get tested.. I have read hiv hysteria forums and yes, they have provided me with some comfort because other stuff on the net, plus things that are going on with me have me convinced I'm positive. I had oral sex with someone over ten years ago, almost 15 to be exact and had to have a wart removed on my lip, ever since then I had cold sores that would come and go some last a week some longer.. Also I have had multiple ear operations as a child due to major infections and have not had an infection in 25 years... I presently have an ear infection and have been taking amoxicillin and though it had calmed it down it's still here and it's been a week.. I do t really get sick at all, no colds or flu, yes I get tired here and there and have muscle aches but I work in construction, I'm out in very cold weather and my ear wasn't covered one day... I know I must sound like an ******* but I'm really scared here and crying and all.. I have a 9 month old little girl and... Forget it, don't wanna go there.. Anyway I see the subject of hiv or aids come up a lot, friends bring it up out of nowhere and that increases my paranoia, I know I need to go get tested and see a Dr. but maybe someone can calm down a bit first? If there's anything you need to ask or know ill do my best to answer you.. Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-28-2013, 08:32 AM   #2
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Re: Am I just to paranoid?

I could go into detail but there is little point when you have paranoia, but when you can get a rapid test which will give you results in 15 minutes I see no better solution that can resolve your concerns.

 
Old 11-28-2013, 09:56 AM   #3
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Re: Am I just to paranoid?

Solid feedback from Apollo ... do you really want to spend ALL of these years worrying about a virus that you probably have NO chance of having? I'm assuming your unprotected sex was with a woman (important distinction as far as high risk is concerned) ... you mention little about your supposed "exposures"; and rather, go into detail regarding ear infections. I know how you feel - that anxiety is excruciatingly painful ... but trust me, having a test and collecting your negative result will set you free.

 
Old 11-28-2013, 10:10 AM   #4
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Hi.. Sorry I wasn't clear about stuff.. My exposures? Well, I've had vaginal and oral sex with 4 women in a years time unprotected, non drug users, mothers, good girls I guess.. Took care of themselves.. I'm really worried

 
Old 11-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #5
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Hi.. Sorry I wasn't clear about stuff.. My exposures? Well, I've had vaginal and oral sex with 4 women in a years time unprotected, non drug users, mothers, good girls I guess.. Took care of themselves.. I'm really worried

Do you see what your mind is doing? You're creating this - you already KNOW you are VERY low risk. You're describing a very low risk population of people you've had sex with, and you clearly already know that.. What's more, it's very difficult for a man to contract HIV from a woman - countless studies show this, and I imagine you know that as well. Yet, for some reason, you feel that you deserve to be bitten by the HIV monster. I get it - I've been there MANY times. It's a fragile virus, not a punishing parent.

So, get tested and ease your mind - you're fine. And in the future, use a glove for love ... otherwise (and trust me on this), you'll be back in the same position.

 
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:27 AM   #6
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You were right, got tested and it was negative, I feel so so much better.. Thank you again for listening and responding... I had nobody else to talk to about this.

 
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Thank you for coming back with the news

 
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