So, about a six week ago I got blackout drunk and began to worry about getting HIV. I got tested at 30 days negative. And for some reason, I didn't learn my lesson. I drank again last Tuesday (20th) alone at my apartment and I am missing some of the night.
I know I went outside, I went to my car for a lighter to smoke a cigar. I very, very vaguely remember smoking the cigar then my memory kinda jumps to waking up in my bed with the TV and lights on. Door locked. To make things worse, there was a spot on my leg that was bloody. I have no memory of it before drinking and now I am worried that I was injected with or did some drugs and got infected with HIV. I don't remember meeting anyone that night but I really just don't know.
I'm not a drug user (never even smoked pot) but the constant fear won't leave my mind. The past couple of days I have felt hot and my throat feels tight. Any idea what the likely hood of being injected are? What would a needle prick look like?
Think about it, who would you have done drugs with if you are not a known drug user? The chances that you fell, bumped into something, etc. is a much more likely scenario than you going out and doing drugs with people you don't know and someone injecting you with HIV. You either have HIV anxiety or OCD and you would need to see a psychologist and/or psychiatrist to get a diagnosis. Also I will say that if you drink to the point of blacking out at any time, then drinking is a problem for you and that should also be addressed. Take care.
It is possible to actually cause yourself to become ill due to the anxiety you are under. When you worry like this, you weaken your immune system and open yourself up to any number of normal maladies. If you are palpating your lymph nodes constantly, that is also going to make them swollen. It is amazing what we can talk ourselves into when we are anxious. So the best thing for you to do is see a psychologist. You can test again if that will make you feel better but not every swollen lymph node nor joint pain, nor tongue thrush, no any number of other things is attributable to HIV alone.
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