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crazybobbo714 posted:
I have one more thing I tested negative again 4 years after possible exposure this is after another oral test I took 9 months after exposure my head constantly plays the what if game like did tester do it right did he contaminate it was it faulty basically I've tested beg 2 times in four years after possible exposure with the oraquick oral hiv test I have a negative wife prego and 2 young daughters who deserve 100 percent of me but I can never let my fears go please help me no what to do to clear my head of this so I can move on I'm constantly web browsing symptoms exetra I'm a hypochondriac
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Nieciedo responded:
The only way the world works is by assuming that other people do their jobs correctly and that technology works the way we expect it to. Sometimes, there are problems but human civilization functions because for the most part our assumptions are correct.

There is no reason to assume that your HIV tests were faulty or done incorrectly. This is obsession and paranoia interfering with your rational thought processes.

If you find that you really cannot stop worrying about this, then you might consider seeking the help of a mental health professional.

Dan
 
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Andie_WebMD_Staff responded:
Hi Crazybobbo,

I'm sorry to hear of the anxiety you are facing over HIV exposure risk. You would be so much better served if you read through some of the very valuable information on how HIV is transmitted first of all.

The majority of people that think they may be at risk only believe so because they not understand the virus. Take some time to read through these articles to settle our mind:


If that doesn't help, or even if it does help a little, I would encourage you to participate on our Anxiety & Panic Disorders Community . That is where you will find help for this underlying issue that you're facing.

Good luck!!

~Andie
Knowledge is the antidote to fear. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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