Relief - thank you
As many have mentioned already the mind is a very powerful thing. I was sick with worry every waking moment as, like others, I had been googling non-stop and had convinced myself that some symptoms I have had meant that I definitely had HIV. Several years ago I had a drunken night with a female Thai sex worker and it has been at the back of my mind for a long time.
It took me a while to pluck up the courage to go ahead and order the test but boy am I glad I did. The test kit came the next day and is probably the most simple set of instructions I have ever followed. Shaking with nerves I started the test and didn’t take my eyes off it for the full 15 minutes.
The test was negative and I have never felt relief like it. I would highly recommend anyone who is worried simply orders the test and gets it done. Living with constant worry is like a cancer – it eats away at you, and although I consider myself very lucky having had the negative test result, I have done a lot of reading and the illness now looks to be very manageable. I am sure it is better to know and to deal with it rather than live in a constant state of fear.
Remember to stay safe everyone. One moment really isn’t worth the stress!
Thank you biosure for putting my mind at ease.