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belladonna
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Hi everyone....

I feel silly asking this, but I hope an expert opinion can finally help me to stop obsessing. I know it is good practice to get tested regularly for STI's, however I have only been tested for HIV once before. That was about a year and a half ago. At the time, I had only had once sexual partner and the result was negative. Last year I had sex with my second partner ever, and he had been tested the year before and came out negative. I thought that meant we would be safe, since we were both negative based on previous test results and we are in a monogamous relationship. I just got tested for HIV again a couple of days ago (part of a job screening), and am due for the results tomorrow. I'm just freaking out a bit, because I have anxiety issues and I really want this job.

I should be ok, right??

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Horizon
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Belladonna, in a perfect situation, I would not see a reason to obsess over the results of your screening.

Unless you or your partner have had sexual contact with other people, or if your current partner contracted HIV after his screening, you don't need to worry about it.

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