Possibly HIV Positive -- Now What
January 28, 2013 11:32 AM Subscribe
I may have HIV and I don't know what to do about it.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (51 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I have been getting sick a lot lately, and for the last few months I have only had maybe two or three weeks where I genuinely feel 100%. For a while I thought maybe this was just the luck of the draw and that all the YIs, BVs, colds, sinus infections, sudden lactose intolerance, and fatigue were just happenstance. They may still be.
However... there is a possibility that I may have contracted HIV from what was ultimately a nebulous, semi-sexual assault experience last March. I am at a loss about what to do right now because I feel lousy and flu-ish and am scared of going in for the blood test my gyno ordered a few weeks ago because I can't bear to be poked and prodded anymore. My parents will be ashamed of me for being sexually active in the first place and the guy that I am dating and am really falling for will likely break up with me if I test positive. I still don't know what to do about the fact that I was exposed during sex that I consented to initially but didn't want to continue with but did anyway because I was afraid that the guy I was with would hurt me.
My heart is breaking from fear. What can I do right now?