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hiv or worried over nothing?

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  • Posted By: laurie112
  • January 1, 2008
  • 08:52 PM

I want to see what other people may think because it is worrying me :( I have had unprotected sex in the past before, with 2 guys. I have had std tests ( came back negative, never had 1) and i cannot honestly remember having an HIV test. The last time i went to the doctor i told them i wanted to get completly checked for everything, but im not sure if they did do and HIV test because I do not remember them taking blood( is there an oral swab test? they may have done this) anyway, this was about 1 and 1/2-2 yrs ago had unprotected sex. Lately these past few months i have been getting sick over and over. i have been having respiratory issues (bronchitis, allergies,sinus issues) and it worries me why I am getting so sick, im nervous my immune system may be compromised, and i keep thinking back that maybe i have HIV? i recently had a blood test and it came back fine, my white blood cell count was a little elevated ( i was sick at the time) and kidneys,liver etc. were normal. wouldnt it be picked up on the blood test if there was something seriously wrong like having HIV? i am really worried and nervous. I know i should just go get an HIV test but again i am really freaking out.

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  • You can go to your local std clinic with your county health department and ask for a hiv test, along with the other things they test for when drawing blood, like syphilis...no, they can't check for everything without drawing blood. Your doctor gave you a **m deal when he didn't do what you asked...get a hepatitisC test, too, as long as they are drawing blood...if you have insurance, go in to your doctor and ask for 4 blood tests:hivsyphilishep Cherpes 2 Then you'll know and can stop wasting any more energy on something you probably don't have...
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 09:01 PM
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  • i think i am going to go to the health department and get tested. I just thought if I was getting blood taken it anything was really wrong they would have picked up on it.. guess not
    laurie112 1 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 09:14 PM
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  • you are catching on...you need to advocate for your own health and always ask for copies of any tests or lab work that is done..
    Monsterlove 2921 Replies
    • January 1, 2008
    • 09:42 PM
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