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HIV Testing

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
I went for an HIV testing today, and it was very scary. Getting the results is going to be even scarier.

Has anyone else here ever had a hiv test/thinking about it or is hiv positive?

Share ur experiences. xxx I am so scared

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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi I know how your feeling, I've been through that a couple of years ago and it was absolutely nerve racking, thanksfully everything was ok as hopefully it will be with you.
    Fair play to you for going for one as thats often the hardest part <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="cool.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    yes, well done for going.

    A friend of mine said the results can take nearly 3 weeks to come back... is this true? I wouldn't have thought they'd make you wait so long.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Yea mine took around three weeks but I put it off for another week cos I was bricking it about getting the results but in the end I was glad I did had it done as I was worried about it for a good few months <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    Chin it things will be fine
    <IMG SRC="smile.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> By the way I don't know what its like for girls but when I went into the clinic they checked for all the other nasties and one of the tests was sticking a small stick like thing up my willy-that was well sore <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"> <IMG SRC="eek.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    With a thread like this i'd be THE person to comment, but i'll take a back seat for a day or so and see what the others have to say first. Aint i nice? <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've had three HIV tests in the past. I think the time you have to wait has a lot to do with where you have the test.

    I've had two at a GUM clinic at a large hospital, totally anonymous and very friendly staff. Both times tested before 10am, results back by 3pm.

    Once at my GP's - got the result within 7 days.

    Girl2002 - good luck and remember that the chances of it being +ve are very small.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Ta muchly RS for giving others a chance..

    been for 3, twice after a scare with a +ve ex at 2 months and 6 months after, and one more recently. first ones took 1 day [clinic in hospital], the recent took 4 working days [clinic in different hospital]- and each time i was bricking it, although more so as the last time I was madly in love with this guy and didn't want anything to get in the way - and we're still together by the way <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">

    hope that helps!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Hi, well im new to this forun, i found it tonight because ive been franticaly looking for somewhere like this as i have a frightening problem -
    About 2 hours ago me and my mates were VERY drunk and went into town looking for some working girls (hookers) we found one and we all got a blow job off her, ive sobered up now and am shitting myself, what could i have, could i have AIDS - i mean its scares me just to type it! i really am shitting myself - what should i do? i mean HIV tests can only pick up on an infection that occured approx 6months ago?
    please help im so fucking scared <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Originally posted by ringerz:
    <STRONG>Hi, well im new to this forun, i found it tonight because ive been franticaly looking for somewhere like this as i have a frightening problem -
    About 2 hours ago me and my mates were VERY drunk and went into town looking for some working girls (hookers) we found one and we all got a blow job off her, ive sobered up now and am shitting myself, what could i have, could i have AIDS - i mean its scares me just to type it! i really am shitting myself - what should i do? i mean HIV tests can only pick up on an infection that occured approx 6months ago?
    please help im so fucking scared <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon"></STRONG>


    Just coz she's a pro, doesnt mean she doesnt look after herself! In answer to you're question, it's possible, but extremely unlikely. There's quite a debate on active transmission of HIV through oral sex, i.e. the transmission of HIV from the person sucking TO the person being sucked. For that to happen she'd of had to of had bleeding gums and you a cut on ya dick.

    Point 2. No you have to wait 13 weeks (3 months) for an HIV test to show +ve, if you have it. If you participated in some risky sex with a partner you knew was +ve, they can do a Viral Load test much earlier. What's a Viral Load test? Well i'll tell you. In an HIV test, they look for the antibodies you body makes to fight HIV, thats why it can take upto 13 weeks for em to show. A viral load test, is a test to see how many copies (viruses) are in a millilitre of blood. They look for and count viruses in the blood, so this can be done much earlier.

    Point 3 and this is a bit picky, but it annoys me and is a personal thing, you CANT CATCH AIDS. You get HIV and after a while when its fucked up your immune system, then you develop AIDS. AIDS is a condition caused by HIV, so you cant catch it.

    If you wanna go for a test then the decision is yours BUT think very carefully. Speak to the counsellors first at the clinic and whatever you do DO NOT HAVE AN HIV TEST THRU YOUR DOCTOR. It will go on your medical record and could lead to probs in the future. Mortgages, life assurance etc.

    Hope thats helped, kevvy XXX <IMG SRC="biggrin.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Thx for the reply, I'm now onto the the depressed stage! <IMG SRC="frown.gif" border="0" ALT="icon">
    I'm angry at myself for putting myself at risk! You said for me to contract HIV from her I'd need to have a cut on my dick, but couldn't I contract it anyway through my uretha?
    Thankyou, I'm just trying to put it at the back of my mind now!
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I am still really worried about getting my results on wednesday, and to make matters worse, today someone sent me a nasty text message saying i was a bitch and i needed to lose weight, and i was a slag.

    I haven't upset anyone recently, and I don't know how anyone could be so bitchy.or who the hell it could be.

    I really could do withought all the stress, I think I'm gonna breakdown.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Why did you go for a test?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I suppose because it was doing me more stress not knowing.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Sorry hon, should of made it clearer, i meant was it just summat you wanted to do, or did you have sex with someone who you now know is +ve, or had "risky" sex with someone?
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    well I was a mess last year. i was out on the piss every night, and I ended up having lots of one night stands, and I had unprotected sex with about 5 people. mainly because I was either to drunk to use protection/the condom split.

    i am a natural paranoid worrying person, and it was driving me mad not knowing whether I might have HIV or hepatitus or whatever, so I got checked out (and I had contracted chlamedia) which luckily is curible, and I decided it would be a good idea to get checked for HIV.

    Its not long before I get the results. (wednesday) and I am really nervous, but fingers crossed.
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    Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Well hon, i dont wanna artificially get ya hopes up, but the odds are against you contracting HIV, and in light of what you said i think youve made a sensible decision. Let us know how it turns out, ok? Kevvy XXX
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