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Author Topic: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?  (Read 1291 times)

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hi guys

right now i do not know if I'll be happy or not

let me tel u my story first..

back in my country i met this guy. and we're having unprotectd sex for a month, from nov to dec.

in january i had to leave the country and went to UAE to find a job, after arriving here we had couple of fight over the phone and i deccided to broke up with him. but he refused. He want to win me back and keep on messiging and bugging me every day. and suddenly he said that he was diagnosed with hiv 1

afraid of getting the disease,From january to march 30 i was applying for any job here and luckily I was hired. March 30 i went to public medical fitness hospital here in uae, they drawn blood and xray..

i waited for like 5 days and the result was sent to our office "free from infectious dses"  with the stamp of dubai health authority

that result gave me an assurance that i did not contracted the dses but i do not know why Am i still thinking an afraid of getting the disease

guys please help me....

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013, 02:08:32 AM »
If your HIV test was taken three months past your last instance of unprotected intercourse, then it is definitive.

It is NOT easy to get HIV, even from an infected person with a high viral load. It does, of course, happen, but it is not considered a "common" event. If indeed this man IS HIV positive (which remains to be seen, as he might be claiming this to force you to reconsider the relationship) then you have most assuredly been lucky. PLEASE use a condom for penetrative sex until you are in a securely monogamous relationship and have been tested together.

But from the looks of things, you are absolutely hIV negative.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013, 02:31:32 AM »
thnk you sir somehow u eased my worries. I just dont know why am i still worried though i have already undergone a strict medical screening.. I know that UAE has a strict policy regarding expat entering ther country with HIv

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013, 02:45:55 AM »
thnk you sir somehow u eased my worries. I just dont know why am i still worried though i have already undergone a strict medical screening.. I know that UAE has a strict policy regarding expat entering ther country with HIv

They really, really do. Your testing was thorough and complete. You absolutely no not have HIV.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013, 07:02:54 AM »
Bot,

I deleted the thread you started about your situation in the Off Topic forum. Off Topic means nothing to do with hiv in any way, shape or form.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Please consider yourself warned!

This warning still applies to you because as I said, postings about hiv are NOT permitted in the Off Topic forum.

As you have already been told, you do not have hiv. Next time use a condom and you won't have these worries.

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 10:17:44 AM »
it's been 2 and a half months after my exposure
we had sex 8 times,

after he told me that he was diagnosed of HIV I didnot take it as a joke or any means him winning me back,..

after the medical screening here I felt relief for a month but still i am being haunted of fear of getting the disease :(

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Re: UAE medical screening result, negative shall i still be worried?
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 11:20:50 AM »
bot,

Two and a half months? In your first post, you implied that you hadn't had unprotected sex with him since last December. That's more than two and a half months ago.

The window period for hiv testing is three months - but a negative any time at or after six weeks is highly unlikely to change.

If you cannot put this behind you, go test again. It will be another negative result - your previous negative result is not going to change.

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

 


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