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I have received oral sex 1 year a go and have done repeated HIV tests till today and all are Negative. Once i see the report i will be ok for some days...and after that my Anxiety starts again and i rush to lab for one more test..this is what happening for last 9 months. Due to this incident...every worry/fear i am connecting to HIV and suffering by too much Anxiety and fear. I really do not know how to come out from this situation and your input/help is very much needed and appreciated.
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Hello~You sound like you are suffering from an obsessive compulsion issue. The more you worry about HIV, the worse you will feel, it is a vicious circle. You have had the tests and every time they come back normal. So, when you start to get scared again, just take the results out and look over them again, this has been a big help to me when I a worried about a certain health issue.

Also, if you have not engaged in this type of sex (or any sex) since last year, the chances are close to nil of you ever having  the HIV virus.

Try not to worry or zero in on this problem, I know it is easier said then done, but, when you feel this fear starting to surface again, try to immediately do something you enjoy or go out and take a nice walk, weather permitting of course. You need to reprogram your thinking from fear to rational thinking.

I hope this helps some and you feel at peace soon.
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Thanks for such a relief reply. I had one more doubt...recently went for clinic for Tetanus vaccine after a wound to my KID. I have seen that doctor used new needle and new syringe, but he drawn the vaccine from multi dose vial. My fear is as multi dose will be used for more than one person, so what if vial contaminated with HIV and then is injected to next person, what are the risk chances hear? how long HIV can be infectious in the Vial? please advise.
Since he used a NEW needle and syringe, you don't have a thing to worry about. You see, you would only have to worry if he used a needle that had been used before, as the needle would be contaminated and would put the multi-dose vial at risk at having the germs from the past patient injected in to it, but, with a new needle each time, there is not a chance of that happening as the doctor discards the needle after using it on the patient. Clean needle equals clean vial solution as it is not contaminated.

I hope this helps ease your concerns.
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Thanks for such a relief reply. I had one more doubt...recently went for clinic for Tetanus vaccine after a wound to my KID. I have seen that doctor used new needle and new syringe, but he drawn the vaccine from multi dose vial. My fear is as multi dose will be used for more than one person, so what if vial contaminated with HIV and then is injected to next person, what are the risk chances hear? how long HIV can be infectious in the Vial? please advise.
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Since he used a NEW needle and syringe, you don't have a thing to worry about. You see, you would only have to worry if he used a needle that had been used before, as the needle would be contaminated and would put the multi-dose vial at risk at having the germs from the past patient injected in to it, but, with a new needle each time, there is not a chance of that happening as the doctor discards the needle after using it on the patient. Clean needle equals clean vial solution as it is not contaminated.

I hope this helps ease your concerns.
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HIV isn't your problem, as it's been ruled out.  Nor is it OCD from your description.  You have developed a garden variety anxiety problem that for now is focused on HIV but could be focused on anything.  I would recommend, since you haven't been able to clear your mind on your own, that you get into therapy with a psychologist who specializes in anxiety treatment and try to learn not to worry yourself to death.  There might be a reason for this, some deep insecurity due to something that happened to you and there might be no reason at all, just the way the dice rolled for you.  Even if you had HIV, worrying yourself sick over it wouldn't help any.  Go to work on the anxiety problem.  Good luck.  
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After 1week of this incident...my kid suffered with mild fever with vomit and diarreah for 2 days and now he is ok...please let me know if this is something to worry? Need your advise as I am so much stressed.
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After 1week of this incident...my kid suffered with mild fever with vomit and diarreah for 2 days and now he is ok...please let me know if this is something to worry? Need your advise as I am so much stressed.
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It is time to stop imagining new questions, and to read what paxiled said instead. This forum can't provide the therapy that you need, so either see your doctor or a therapist.
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Final question...Just to clear my Anxiety...How soon HIV virus will be killed if it is there in Tetanus vaccine vial (10ML)? and have you ever seen any infected cases in this manner? Please do not hesitate, but just to clear-out my stress.
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It is time to stop imagining new questions, and to read what paxiled said instead.
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I would still need some expert answers to my last question please....I won't ask any more questions..thanks in advance..!
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This forum is for help with anxiety, and isn't designed for medical questions about HIV.  You have been advised in the HIV forum that you did not have a risk.  You can continue to get advice about managing anxiety, but this is not the appropriate venue for questions about HIV transmission.
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Can any one you please advise me to come out of anxiety without any medications? If any natural and general tips may help me. I really want to come out of Anxiety and stress as i am not able to focus on the things which i need to. Please advise...!
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There are.  The first approach is usually to see a psychologist who specializes in anxiety treatment -- therapy.  There are also natural remedies that have been used to help with this, but because you don't know anything about them, you would probably have to see someone such as a naturopath or practitioner of integrated medicine to guide you along.  A book to read for an overview is Natural Highs by Hyla Cass, a psychiatrist who has written about using natural remedies.  There are also lifestyle changes, such as meditation, exercise, breathing exercises, dietary changes, etc. that can help.  If you have the motivation, many people have gotten past these kinds of problems.  Maybe you're one of them.
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I to have now been diagnosed with GAD. It manifested most severely in a HIV fear, it did not matter that I had not risk. See a professional. They can help you. I also started learning meditation to fight my irrational thoughts and calm my mind and have have become cognitive behavioral therapy believer (CBT). There is even a CBT for dummies book that explains the basics and how you apply it to your life and challenges.  With hard work and focus you can slowly take control back of your mind. Good luck.
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