This has to be the REAL thing! (OCD and fear of HIV)

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kgoose
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   Posted 2/6/2007 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Ok, I've never posted anything on this cite before or any cite for that matter.  So I am new to all of this.  Anyway, here is what's going on.  In October of 2005 I experienced flu-like symptoms on and off for about a month.  I immediately thought that this is acute HIV symptoms.  So I waited and two months after the symptoms got tested for HIV.  I received the test back and my ELISA was reactive and Western Blot negative.  I was told to return and test again in a month.  I did this, but was getting over a cold at the time of the next test.  I went ahead and took the test and the Elisa came back negative.  I waited a year later and tested again.  However, I was getting over some sort of cold virus, but went ahead and got tested.  The ELISA came back negative for HIV 1 and HIV 2 + O.  I was excited, but than started worrying about my colds affecting the tests and that it was just too unusual to be sick with flu-like symptoms and then have a reactive ELISA.  I have been soooo worried about this.  I now remember having a red spot on my stomach (small patch) that could have been a rash.  I don't want to get tested again, I want to fight this, but I have almost given up.  I don't know what to do.  I have never found anything that says getting tested while being sick will cause a false negative result.  But there is always the what if I'm the first one.  My risk was that I was working in a restuarant and felt something wet hit my eye.  I think that it may have been blood or saliva with blood in it, because the girl next to me was picking her teeth with a tooth pick.  I don't know what to do and I don't want to put my boyfriend at risk.  Who by the way was tested for me and was negative.  What do I do?  I am currently on 60 mg of prozac a day and have been on prozac on and off since I was 19, I am now 31.  If anybody has any advice please help.  I think that this might be the real thing this time.  Thanks to all, and God bless.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/7/2007 5:26 AM (GMT -6)   
I am just wondering are you wanting to post on HIV forum or the Anxiety forum??
Prozac is a good med I hear dont know from experience nd If you are OCD..ING about having aids I really believe yo need to talk to someone in the HIV forum they are more aware of the tests and results ect
I wish you all the best I really do
If it is here you wanted to post please do accept my apology and I will get back to your post laterI ahve numerous appointments today
IMHO I think you are okay
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tylerman
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   Posted 2/7/2007 6:54 PM (GMT -6)   
The HIV virus dies within nano-seconds when being exposed to air outside the body. The chances of you getting HIV from someones blood hitting your eye (assuming they have HIV) would be very poor.
 
I have OCD too and I worry a lot about those kinds of things too. STDs and anything you can accidentally acquire throughout your life...there is nothing wrong with getting tested especially if you are sexually active...but when you worry obsessively about anything it is counter-productive.  Keep your head up and try to look at this problem realistically. There is no way you got HIV that way!

kgoose
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   Posted 2/7/2007 11:35 PM (GMT -6)   
I believe that I am posting in the right forum, however I could be wrong.  I guess I just want to be reassured that my axiety to get tested again is related to OCD symptoms and not that I really have a reason to get tested again.  I have gotten tested before for HIV and the ELISA test always came back negative.  So now I have this one test that I am focused on coming back reactive.  I just want to have a normal life.  So if I am posting on the wrong forum I appologize. 

kgoose
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   Posted 2/7/2007 11:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks tylerman for the support, it is greatly appreciated.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 2/8/2007 7:29 AM (GMT -6)   
okay sorry was just checking
Yes I to believe your ocd has you worrying incessiantly about the HIV
I really would check out some threads on how what when ect on HIIV forum 'But please stay with us here as well to get some help with OCD and other issues
I am severe OCD with cleaning, balancing, just basically everything have taken the CBT and am learning ways to cope
I hope you will become an active member here on a/p as well
Take care and God Bless
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