Hiv testing anxiety

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Avatar f tn I know I posted a few days ago on this forum and I apoligize for posting again, but I am overwhelmed with anxiety. I tested for HIV back in 1996 and then again in 2003. They both came back negative. I have been with my husband since 2002 and no one else. I have suffered from anxiety over the years on and off and it recently came back again. I have been drinking heavily and recently stopped 10 days ago. I went to the doctor last week and was told that I have anxiety.
Avatar n tn are the current generation HIV researchers/doctors/scientists interested in coming up with a HIV TESTING method, which can detect the virus as early as possible (instead of Waiting for 3 months) , wouldn't that be an end to HIV Phobia , OCD, Anxiety, and thousands of posts and replies on risks ,symptoms and exposures.
Avatar f tn I would agree with your doctor that its unlikely he had HIV, although him not testing would give you a concern, so maybe you should express that onto him? Only a 3 months test will conclude your status although a 6 week test will be more accurate. How to cope, well just get busy with your life and anything that takes your mind off the situation and the fact in essence you should be ok unless your very unlucky.
Avatar f tn It might show something that would lead to HIV testing, but it would not show an HIV infection. Only an HIV-specific test detects HIV. Again, in your history here, you've never stated any behavior that would put you at risk for HIV, and if you didn't have a risk, HIV can be ruled out entirely.
Avatar f tn If you had hiv for 3 years you would be dead by now since you haven't been hospitalized. Untreated hiv is a lot more serious sickness than your cold sore that your imagination has turned into hiv.
Avatar m tn At 8 weeks virtually everyone who is going to develop HIV antibodies will have done so. Furthermore, the test you took will give results for HIV-1, HIV-2 and type 0.
Avatar m tn If your symptoms were related to HIV, you would have tested positive.
Avatar m tn i went to the doctor last week she did conferm that my arm pit is a little bit swallen but it was soft not hard and she couldnt feel any nodes.
Avatar f tn It is LONG past time for you to move on. You were advised previously that your tests are conclusive. You do not have HIV. There is no such thing as HIV "hiding" from the tests. MOVE ON.
Avatar m tn Yes you should leave. You didn't have a risk and you don't know anything about HIV or it's testing. This forum goes by the approved testing guidelnes from the manufacture of the tests, the FDA approvals and the CDC guidelines. A conclusive negative test has never changed from 3 months post exposure. Early detection is not the same as having a conclusive test result. Have a good day.
Avatar f tn If this testing was done with a 4th generation, combination HIV p24 antigen/HIV antobdy test, this is a conclusive result. If the test was only for HIV antibodies, results are not conclsuive until 8 weeks after exposure.
Avatar m tn You need to post on the anxiety forum. You didn't have a risk for HIV and you don't need any testing. Quit starting to threads.
Avatar m tn http://www.medhelp.
Avatar m tn If the tip of your penis was covered you were never exposed. You have nothing to worry. For anxiety oriented questions, please consider the anxiety forum.