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Author Topic: Kinda Nervous  (Read 5957 times)

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Offline Teresa

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Kinda Nervous
« on: August 31, 2007, 09:42:18 PM »
I'm getting nervous. In a couple of weeks when hubby goes for his checkup and his labs i will get my first  yearly HIV test. It has been a year since I had my last one...LOL I guess that's why they call it yearly. Its the test where they prick your finger and the test takes 20 minutes. I know I am fine so why am i getting so nervous. Haven't had any risky sex, always use a condom and they are always intact when we finish.
So why am I so nervous!

Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
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 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline thunter34

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2007, 09:56:51 PM »
eep!  can't they just give you an oral swab?  i hate needles and can't even stand the thoughts of it. 

good luck, hon...but i am sure you will be fine.
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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #2 on: August 31, 2007, 10:15:39 PM »
Hi, feeling nervous is a normal thing... i always get nervous when i get my blood work done :) like if i would test positive LOL!!  :D

My advise would be... stick to your knowledge, you know you have played safe so you know you will be ok. Knowledge is power!

cheers,

Juan Carlos
13/03/07 1er diagnóstico /Peso: 79kg
19/04/07 CD4: 494 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 80kg
19/07/07 CD4: 659 /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79.5kg
06/03/08 CD4: 573 (después de meses muy deprimido) /CViral: ?? /Peso: 79kg
17/09/08 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 84Kg
06/02/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 85Kg /HCV: Neg /HBV: Neg.
07/03/09 CD4: ?? /CViral: ?? /Peso: 87Kg / Gym 3días/semana y Natación 2días/semana.
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27/07/11 CD4: 255 /CViral: 138000 /Peso: 78kg.

Disfrutando y aceptando una nueva vida...

Offline Fabrizio

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Hi
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2007, 02:50:47 AM »
It's understandable you are nervous! But there's no need: you have been safe, so expect a negative result.

When I got my negative result, after my bf diagnosis, I was so depressed: I could not stop thinking about when he was sitting there instead of me, and got his positive test back!

fabrizio
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Offline Ann

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2007, 07:49:15 AM »
Hi Teresa,

My partner was always a bit nervous during the first few years of routine testing. Once he had a few negatives under his belt, he didn't stress so much about it and became more confident in our practices. Hopefully you'll find the same reaction in yourself.

Hugs,
Ann
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Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

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Offline Teresa

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2007, 08:26:16 PM »
Thanks...ya'll made me feel a lot better!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
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 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline tester8888

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2007, 01:08:38 AM »
Hi Teresa, my 6 week test comes up next Friday.  I really have not thought that much about it for the past couple of weeks, but, yeah, I am very nervous now.  It's like, next week could be a major turning point in my life.  I am really suffering from survivor's guilt.  I feel caught in the middle.  The negative people see me as "the guy who is/was dating someone hiv +", and the positive people see me as a "tourist".  I am a minority within a minority.  It is the most precarious situation.  I am so uncomfortable in my life.  I do the best I can to make the best of it, but that blasted test looms over our heads.  I absolutely hate it!  It is not fair to anyone involved!
7 weeks post exposure, tested HIV Negative.

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Offline Teresa

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2007, 08:43:58 PM »
Tester,

I know some of how you feel. There are no support groups for negative women married to HIV+/AIDS men. My sister knows about us and since I told her it seems that we aren't as close as before. I thought she just needed time to get used to the idea that I'm married to a guy with AIDS but it has been over a year and its still the same. Oh well.. I know if i really needed her she would be there for me.

Like I said it has been over a year for us and things are pretty much back to normal for us. I use to come here to the forums everyday and be here like all day and now I just come by maybe once or twice a week to read and see how everyone is doing. I know if i have a question or a fear this is the place to come and i will get answers or support...whatever i need. Like Ann told me once i get a few of the yearly tests under my belt I wont be stressing so much when they are due.

wishing you and your partner all the best! You hang in there..it does get easier....i promise

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline MOONLIGHT1114

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2007, 04:40:08 PM »
Teresa~   Did you go in this week for your test yet?

Tester~  Did you go last Friday for your 6-week?

I am thinking about you two and wondering how you're doing today.  Stay in touch, ok?

~Cindy
HIV+ since '93, 1/12 - CD4 785 and undet.   WOO-HOO!!

Offline structuredjen

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2007, 06:25:54 PM »
Good luck Teresa!

I have a feeling there will always be a little nervousness but have confidence in your safe sex practices.  :)

My thoughts are with you-
« Last Edit: September 11, 2007, 06:38:32 PM by structuredjen »

Offline Teresa

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #10 on: September 12, 2007, 08:58:42 AM »
Thanks for the good thoughts! I go Monday the 17th for my HIV test. Still really nervous about it but as some of you have said its probally normal to be.

I will let ya know what my results are.

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Teresa

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Re: Kinda Nervous UPDATE!
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2007, 07:35:24 PM »
Had my yearly HIV test today and and it was negative.

Thanks again everyone. Dont know what I would do without this place and the people here!

Hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
  %: 26.7
 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline structuredjen

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #12 on: September 17, 2007, 09:08:02 PM »
Congrats Teresa!

So glad to hear your good news!  Keep up the good work! ;)

Jen

Offline Teresa

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #13 on: September 22, 2007, 09:51:36 PM »
Thanks Jen!

hugs
Teresa
Hubby HIV+ 5/5/06
CD4:320
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 VL: <20
Atripla (started it 8/24/06)
 

Offline Ann

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2007, 07:08:46 AM »
Oh poopie-business! How did I manage to miss your good news?

It's great to hear you've got another negative result under your belt. Keep up the good work!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline SecretKeeper

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #15 on: September 23, 2007, 10:00:23 AM »
Teresa - I'm with Ann on the topic - disappointed that I just caught the good news now instead of when it was first posted.

Awesome to hear of a negative result!!!

Yippee!!!  ;D

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #16 on: September 23, 2007, 11:54:44 AM »
just saw this Teresa .... but great news, still  :)

kate

Offline tester8888

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Re: Kinda Nervous
« Reply #17 on: September 26, 2007, 09:26:16 PM »
Congrats on the good news Teresa!

My follow-up was also Negative.
7 weeks post exposure, tested HIV Negative.

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