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I Have Been Tested For HIV

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    The Smartest Thing You Can Do

    Once I got divorced and started dating again that was one requirement I would not budge on.  When I had the talk with my kids I advised them of the same thing.   My daughter was telling me that she feels embarrassed to ask, I was surprised that she said that but I...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    I don't know what to do my friend made me join

    this group but i feel like my life has come to an end all my hopes for marriage am juss so sad
    tinnoeb tinnoeb 22-25, F Mar 24

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    The Letter In the Mail, Uh, Oh!

    Back in 2001 I went to the Veteran's Administration (VA) for a blood test to see if I had cancer.  The test came back as high (positive) as the test could go.  So next was a series of ten biopsies, all negative.  Fine!  All subsequent cancer tests were...
    semiretired semiretired 51-55, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    Because I Want To Stay Healthy

    I got tested for HIV and STDs because I had unprotected sex with a guy who had a lot of said activity. Also, I'm having some health issues and I wanted to be sure it wasn't HIV/AIDS. The test was negative, so I am very relieved but I told myself I would continue to live my life...
    Vonne7 Vonne7 18-21, F Jul 21, 2010

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    The Waiting Is Stressful.

    The first time I had to wait 2 weeks for the results and those 2 weeks were hell. I had a classmate who almost had a mental breakdown, she had recurrent nightmares and was on edge the entire time. I suppose it was the long wait that had us all worried, we had enough time...
    Candita Candita 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2007

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    I Was Tested

    I got tested to be sure.  I was sexually active at a young age and was not smart to make sure to use protection so I did not only get tested once but twice now in my lifetime and not just for aids but for everything.  You never know you can never be too sure.  I...
    ginaclaire ginaclaire 31-35, F Jul 16, 2007

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    I Wasn't Worried For Myself

    Being a recovering heroin addict I thought I should get tested.  I tought they automatically did that when I went to the hospital, suffering severe withdrawl & shock, when I didn't hear anything I just assumed it was ok.  I then found out from my family Dr that they...
    darlene darlene 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2007

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    Tested Positive For Hiv Virus

    It was 1990 and my fiancee and I wanted to get all health checks in order before getting married and starting a family. We both had HIV tests, I was HIV poz and she wasn't. She left me... I never expected to be POZ as I had been celebate for a number of years after having open...
    POZitive POZitive 31-35, M 5 Responses Mar 8, 2009

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    Aid Work

    I am tested each time I visited Romania, as it is a requirement before you are able to work with the children in the Abandoned Babies Unit of the hospital.  I got a student doctor who could not find blood in me, left some very strange looking long tracks on the inside of one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2009

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    I have recently been tested

    for hiv, it was an hiv antibody rapid test and it came out negative. I have symptoms of not hiv but aids. White tongue, brown line on toe nail, kind of clubbed nails. Test was done on February 12th about 6 years after exposure. Can I rest assured that I am okay and nothing is...
    Vwjunkie Vwjunkie 13-15 1 Response Mar 9

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    I Just Got Tested For Hiv

     I got tested for hiv several days ago and i have to get the result tomorrow. what should I do if it is positive? I mean I need some support from a friend or something but nobody knows I have been tested. I am not very strong i really don't know what to do if the result is...
    sisili sisili 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 10, 2011

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    Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle

    I don't do 1 night stands. Never will, but that doesn't mean that it couldn't happen to me. I get tested once every 6 months unless I've had a partner for more than 2 years that I'm sure has been faithful. It's better to just get the test over with and find out the results...
    BabyFirefly BabyFirefly 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19, 2008

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    By Default

    I used to donate blood a lot, and they always screen for it, and if they're's a problem, they let you know.  So it's not like I went in wondering and asked to be tested, I just know people have been looking real close at my blood, and their silence is reassuring.
    Foltor Foltor 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    Many Times....

    any time i have a one night stand or something i get checked out for all STDs, and HIV. None of them have ever come back positive, but Im always really paranoid, even if we used a condom, so i always get it done anyway. id rather be tested too often than have something and not...
    Tesse Tesse 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2008

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    Tested For Hiv

    I am a gay man so its routine I get tested for HIV. i never take any serious risks, my risk is low but im always worried at the back of my mind that 1. hiv is a conspiracy and 2. i am poz (or if i am poz then they just wont tell me and ill become infectious and die earlier. ...
    nomaleid nomaleid 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    3 Times

    i never did until 2007  because until i was 21 i was a virgin but one night i took a walk alone and because of a stupid mistake i ended up going to get tested the first test was undecided scqared me so bad i hated all men i couldnt eat or sleep 3 months later the 2nd test...
    gloriajean238509 gloriajean238509 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6, 2010

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    : )

    I am okay!!!!! I don't have it! I am fine! HIV negative! And I will never end up in this situation again, I know better now. I am young and happy and healthy and the world is open to me
    youngmiss youngmiss 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Reality Check

    we live in a world full of dangers, i know. i wish i was smarter when i was younger, it would have saved me a lot of anxiety. i became sexually active very young, and though i used birth control, i wasn't always careful with condoms. having them slip off during sex, break, not...
    lostcancerian lostcancerian 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 31, 2007

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    Once a Year

    I was in the Army so they tested us once a year.  I am actually glad they do that.  I am very happily married but my x husband cheated on me all the time so you never know.  I still get tested every year just because.  When I go update my shot records it...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    HIV -

    I always get tested when I have a physical. They never want to do it though cuz I've been in a monogamous relationship for 4 years. But I'm a nurse so I always want them to because I'm doing injections a lot, sometimes I'll see 4-5 patients back to back and I'm always in a hurry...
    Warmthoughtsofyou04 Warmthoughtsofyou04 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2008

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    Hiv Has A Herbal Cure

    Baariz Herbal The Cure To Hiv.certifed And Aproved Read Baariz has herbal origin, it was tested in the Nagoya University, Japan for its anti-HIV activity in laboratory conditions on cell lines infected with HIV, using MTT assay, where Baariz has shown strong Anti-HIV, virucidal...
    hivhebalcure hivhebalcure 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 19, 2013

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    Are Some People Immune To HIV ?

    I am a 33 year old man , fell mad in love with this girl 4 years ago , we were having protected sex at the start , but quickly took off the condom for some real sex !!! we decided to go together and get tested and to my great suprise she was positive and I was negative it wasn't...
    maziwa maziwa 31-35, M 3 Responses May 26, 2013

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    I went and got and oraquick

    and tested myself and the results came back negative. I then went to the local aids resource council and got tested again and like the the first time I got a negative result. I went to the emergency room due to some pain and I got tested their and it came back negative. A few...
    Drossi28 Drossi28 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Hiv Cure

    HELLO FELLOWS, THESE MAY COME AS A SHOCK BUT IT IS VERY TRUE,HIV HAS A CURE AND AM WILLING AND CALLING ON ANY POSITIVE PERSON TO COME FORWARD FOR THE TREATMENT.AM A MEDICAL DOCTOR AND HAVE PRACTICED FOR TWELVE YEARS, DURING MY YEARS OF PRACTICE MY I LOST MY COUSIN TO THE...
    Maxdd Maxdd 56-60, M 7 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    Bullet Number 1

    Somehow I missed this bullet and I'm hoping to miss yet another one in 6 months. Thank you Great Spirit!!!!
    RoaringFlameLostinShadow RoaringFlameLostinShadow 31-35, M Aug 26, 2011

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    What Did I Expect?

    During my late teens and early 20's I became completely reckless, due to a mental disorder, and had unprotected sex with numerous people, strangers even. I was driving to Hollywood almost every night going to clubs and meeting different guys who go to clubs to find women just...
    amelie78 amelie78 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30, 2011

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    Such a Relief

    I have not been very smart in my sexual encounters, ever. When I got pregnant and had to go to the county health clinic for my checkups, I was tested. I guess I fall into the 'it'll never happen to me' category, so I didn't even think about it while I was waiting for the results...
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2007

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    ME Too... More Then 6 Or 7 Times...

    I get tested when I dont have sex... and when I do... I think I'm kinda addicted to it... But I just want to be safe... Every since I got raped young... Its just been there to do and to keep doin... Hope that doesnt make me crazy...
    MysticBeauty MysticBeauty 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    Is This Probably HIV?

    Hi all.... my story is this... Back in early march I slept with an ex girlfriend (we used a condom and it didn't break but maybe something else was wrong I don't know)...but anyway, 2 weeks after having sex with her I had loose stools, diarhea and some digestive issues for...
    SCARREDMAN SCARREDMAN 36-40 2 Responses May 25, 2013

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    Don't Know How I Will Live.

    I have been diagnosed to have HIV 3 weeks ago. Initially i was in shock, denial , regret etc etc. Then i felt even i can live and have a life after reading all the stories here. But last few days my self confidence has really taken a beating and i feel very helpless. I am a...
    gancso1 gancso1 31-35 5 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Because Of A Blood Transfusion

    I had a blood transfusion in the days before they tested donors for HIV so I had to get tested several years back.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    SCARY

    I just wanted to be sure I had not had it as I have had a rather...ummm messed up past-- I'll say.  Well, it turned up negative.  I was soooo relieved, but I tell you that waiting for the results was not easy.
    haydenrules haydenrules 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2009

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    I Have Been Pregnant Twice....

    I have been pregnant twice. They test for anything and everything that could affect the baby.
    astormbroke astormbroke 18-21, F Jun 15, 2008

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    Positive Or Negative?

    God waiting for the results to come through was horrible, even though it was possible i never had it i still worried like mad. It was when i was pregnant with my first son, they asked me when i went for other tests to do with the baby. When they asked me i panicked as i never...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Sep 15, 2013

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    Only 2 Chances to Get It, But I Go Tested For Evrything Anyway

    My first said he was a virgin, second was a married man, and the guy I'm with now also has been tested. But it still seems to me to be a good idea to get tested every couple of years, or a few months after anythin that might happen, we do have an open relationship, just not WIDE...
    AngelaDark AngelaDark 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Today

    I got tested last year and it was negative. I'm getting tested today with a whole bunch of the kids I work with.  Because today's World AIDS Day, today's skills session at work is focusing on STD and AIDS/HIV awareness, education and prevention and we're...
    yoyy yoyy 26-30, F Dec 1, 2008

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    i got possitive result

    after doing my pap sper the tested my saliva and the doc said im hiv possitive?i crying for many days i cant accept the fact that i have that probs when God knows im only dating with my bf for 4 yrs what hurts the most is when i ask him about him he said he donate blood every...
    gggbbb28 gggbbb28 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    I Have Not Been Tested

    Although this group is titled "i have been tested for hiv", i haven't been tested. actually, im terrified to be tested, the outcome is so frightening to me. in april, i had unprotected sex with a friend of mine who is pretty promiscuous. i was just too niave to think it...
    freebirdfly freebirdfly 18-21, F Jan 14, 2010

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    I Was So Sheltered.

    I had sex pretty late in life.  I figured that, coupled with the fact that I had no other risk factors would mean I would never have to face an HIV test.  However, after I found out that my boyfriend cheated on me, I had one done.  The test was really primitive...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 10, 2008

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    I Worry All The Time I Got Hiv From Date Rape

     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U219eUIZ7Qo I was date raped when I was a virgin... at 29 .... I have had a few STD tests and its been 11 years now so I am praying to god I am not HIV positive... as it is I am worried I may have got herpes from him... he said he went to Thailand...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals 36-40, F 6 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    Been Tested Many Times In the Past

    The outcome was always negative.  I'm now facing getting tested again this February and for the first time I'm actually dreading it. I've been not so careful these last few months.  I'm scared this time.  I don't have the confidence of knowing that this is...
    Roaring20s Roaring20s 41-45, M 12 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    I Just Tested Positive

    I just found out I was HSV 1 months ago. I had cried two days when I knew the result. I had a boyfriend and we found out I had HIV a month into our relationship.We broke up 2 days ago and now I feel like my life is spiraling out of control . He was the one that made me feel ok to...
    JOJOLOVE6 JOJOLOVE6 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 30, 2013

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    Doing My Part..in Thigh High Boots, No Less!

    I used to be an educator for a local AIDS organization..I would hold workshops on safer sex for the gay/les/bi/trans community and I loved it. The first time I was quite nervous because I had to interact with folks and I was terribly shy speaking in public. Once I started...
    choctawgrrrl choctawgrrrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2009

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    Donnapitcher

    i gave a kidney.. great way to have all in health check!! (tho i didnt do it for that!!)
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 11, 2010

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    Another Chance To Find Your Love

    Find someone to share your experience and love. PositiveChat.com dedicated to help connect people living with HIV/AIDs together. We could find someone in the same situation to talk with. People here will not be discriminated and rejected. This a private and comfortable place...
    JOJOLOVE6 JOJOLOVE6 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I have had someone stalking me for over ten years. It is mostly online but has completely ruined my life. I had to apply for jobs in person when I was job hunting. I landed a...
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    Been single too long to be ablento work through the pain and the suffering what eats me up from the inside. Started turning very bitter,hateful lately,also feelings of rage grown...
    PeterHelpsYou PeterHelpsYou 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I haven't been with a woman or even on a date since my ex. Honestly I don't even know where to meet girls nowadays. It used to be through friends or bars, but all my friends are in...
    TGCLEAR TGCLEAR 22-25, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm so tired of being here Suppressed by all my childish fears And if you have to leave I wish that you would just leave 'Cause your presence still lingers here And it won't leave...
    unknown159231 unknown159231 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I have no chance of being in a proper relationship... I had a girls night out with some friends last night which was fun, but I found myself feeling like the 'grenade...
    charllymarie charllymarie 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I just want to be loved...but my need for intimacy and closeness came off as slutty on my last date. He flat out had to tell me he wouldn't sleep with me. All I wanted was to be...
    ralyssc ralyssc 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    there has to be someone out there for me right ? 😞😞 every time i think i've found someone they always **** me over. i just want something real ..
    yourlittlemsft yourlittlemsft 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Any girls up for it? I'm really hard right now ;)
    coreystricks coreystricks 18-21, M Mar 31

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    6 months, 377 applications sent, 18 weeks of unemployment, 3 in-person interviews and 1 lump sum severance check later, I, Jai Ferrell, a 10-year entertainment marketing...
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