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Anxiety Again
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Anxiety Again

I will make this quick as I already know what everyone is going to say.  I had a no risk encounter almost 10 weeks ago which was a quick french kiss with a woman of unknown status, maybe 15-20 seconds.  I have been told on both forums that it was no risk but I refused to move on.  I took a rapid test at a clinic at the 8 week mark which came back non reactive and I felt better after that negative test.  The test was a Clearview Stat/Pak and the result came back in about 20 minutes.  I have developed an unrational fear of HIV and I still am thinking "what if".  How accurate is that test I took?  Can I really move on and get rid of this anxiety once and for all?  Thank you in advance for your patience.
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Hiya. Look. You know the answer already to your question, so their is little point talking about it, no risk, negative test and its 100% accurate, ok so i did.

You really need help with this HIV phobia buds and its not gone away. Please dont think im being harsh or nasty, but you need help and help from a professional psychiatrist. If leading HIV experts cant help you then you must understand this has gone to far for us to help you?

Please mate, get help for this or your going to waste your life..please get help.
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Hey Bud,  Thank you very much for your response.  I don't take it as harsh at all because quite frankly at this point that is what I need.  In my case there is no what ifs are there?  Just for my peace of mind it does help me to hear what you and others have to say.  I was able to get over another no risk situation and I will get over this one.  I took the test for peace of mind and it worked for a bit untill I started thinking that maybe I hadn't developed antibodies yet and I was one of the people who take longer than the average.  Is that even possible?  I am guessing not.  I have seen the docs say that and 8 week test is completely accurate and they have never seen an 8 week negative turn positive for someone who had a real risk.  What is your experience with what the docs say?  Once again thank you for your time Apollo, you have been a great help to me.
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Buddy, you shouldnt need to even have any thought of testing for such a little thing like kissing? Its somthing you should enjoy and never even have a concern, just a feeling of feeling good about yourself.

Your test is pointless, infact you may well take a test for cancer for all the good it will do.
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Thank you Apollo, I am going to move on!
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I have found myself scouring the boards again because my mind is giving me doubts.  I have been told "NO RISK" and I have a negative 8 week antibody test.  For some reason I am now not believing the test and feel I should get another one.  The doctors say a 8 week antibody test is difinitive proof you didn't catch HIV but I see others in the general forum say 3 months.  My mind seems to be playing tricks on me.  Should I test again at 12 weeks or not?
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1629919_tn?1407244906
Read my first post, i have nothing new to add to what i said in that post.
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You are right man, I need to get a grip.  Thanks again Apollo.
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1629919_tn?1407244906
Np mate, but look if this keeps happening, then please get help. Many have from here and they came back to report how well it had worked for them. Its not easy to do, but somtimes we all have to accept we need help and need somone to talk to.

Best of luck chap :)
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