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Still Extremely Worried

Dear Joggen and Collegues,
I have had several solid responses with thanks from Professionals within the HIV Prevention Group about NOT being exposed to HIV and having no risk due to a non sexual intersourse, but oral experience of vaginal fluids on my hand, sucking nipples and minor taste in my mouth....

Trying to focus on positives here, but have developed a sore throat in recent week and its not going away. My foolish ordeal was 4 weeks ago in Asia and my anxiety continues to rise thinking I have symptoms of HIV.

I would welcome some comments with thanks please. Kind regards.

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I have nothing further to add except that I think guilt/regret over the encounter is probably responsible for your anxiety. If you can't let this go, then have a single antibody test at 6 weeks, collect your negative result, and move on with your life.
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Joggen,
Thanks indeed for yr comment. And I certainly will have this six week test.

Regards
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Dear Joggen,
Last week I had an 8 week HIV test and Hep Tests, all came back negative.... Is this realistic to assume I won't need a 12 week test? Still extremely anxious and still have sore glands under right arm and chin.

Look forward to yr comments please, kind regards.

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Whether somebody needs another test for anxiety relief is totally up to them. But if it's accuracy you are concerned about, you aren't going to get better accuracy after 8 weeks- the tests are virtually 100% accurate by then. The test proved that you don't have HIV. If I were in your situation I would take the result to bank and forget about this and move on with my life, especially considering how trivial your non-exposure was. There is no reason to be concerned about HIV if you didn't have penetrative sex.
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Dear Joggen,
Thanks indeed for your comments above, much appreciated. Anxiety is a terrible thing, it is certainly playing havoc.
Thankyou for your support to this Group, shall keep you informed.

Kind Regards
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Can't seem to post a note to you....
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Unsure as to why I can't see yr posts either.... Please inform me of things.
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Dear Joggen,
I did go for the next anxiety test at near 13weeks, as I'm sure you knew I would. All negative, actually got my result on the 13week mark of my foolish event.

Thanks for your support and comments, very much appreciated. Your work is fantastic.

Kind regards

A.
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