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Still worried and suffering

I’m still testing from my possible exposure on oct 12, 2018. I’m still extremely nervous and scared. I went for my 5 month mark test with my doctor and the result was negative. They said it was conclusive but I’m scared because I keep hearing 6 months. One reference even said 12 months. I don’t want to be one of those individuals who get sick later on because a test didn’t pick it up. Will a test change from 20 to 24 weeks or the 6 month mark. Please help. I want all of this to go away. It was my first and last time ever having sex!!!! Please help
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From what I heard from everyone on this forum says  it’s 3 months and the oraquick test marketed and sold in many stores says on it 3 months as well.    Who told you 12 months the internet?
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Yes I saw a reference from a site. If it’s 3 months why do doctors and other health care people say 6 months? All my hiv tests were blood drawn some blood finger prick tests
The internet has a ton of outdated info.. if your doctor said 5 months was conclusive the obviously not all doctors say 6 months.
You already posted about this and didn't accept any of the advice, so I am not sure why you are back to tell us again that you know when to test and no one here does. The advice on Feb 3 was you over tested so that can't change no matter how many times you ask.
Your problem is not disease, it is fear of disease which is a bit of a mental health issue at this point, so if you can't accept our advice from before then see a therapist to try to end the agony. The first step to peace is to stop googling for death cold turkey so if that doesn't work then see the therapist.
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" It was my first and last time ever having sex!!!! "  If you are at the point where an irrational fear of disease has made you vow abstinence for life, it is definitely time to seek mental health treatment.
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