Anyone ever do a STD/HIV test?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by svalentine, Jul 21, 2009.

  1. svalentine macrumors regular

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    I had a crazy night a few weeks ago and ended up in a hotel with some chick. Let's say I can blame it on the alcohol. LOL. Anyway got a few tests done last week and get the results either today or tomorrow. It's been crazy reading different symptoms online. It can make you go nuts. Hopefully everything turns out ok and I most definatly learned from this experiance.

    Anyone else here have a similiar story?
     
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6

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  3. jmann macrumors 604

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    No cool stories, but I've been tested for HIV before. All they did was a mouth swab. :) It was quick and accurate. I'm negative of course.
     
  4. anjinha macrumors 604

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    I never went to get tested specifically for STD's but I get a letter in the mail with my results when I donate blood. All clean. :)
     
  5. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I've been tested numerous times. Not because of risky behavior on my part, but just because it's the smart thing to do if you're sexually active. Not a big deal at all.

    Edit, oh yeah, and I donate platelets regularly, so I'm tested that way too.
     
  6. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Nope. Never had sex, or skin contact with a women in who knows how long.
     
  7. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    I've been specifically tested for herpes once. I'm clean, the girlfriend wasn't.
     
  8. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    I've donated blood as well, but I don't remember getting any STD or HIV tests in the mail (maybe it was because the blood was specifically for my wife who was having surgery at that exact moment). What tests are performed, and I wonder if this changes from location to location.
     
  9. Surely Guest

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    That's sad dude. Hope that changes for you in the near future.......



    A friend of mine had an HIV test a few years ago. She said it was the most stressful time in her life. She tested negative thankfully.
     
  10. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Since college ended in May, I have only been outside 5 times the entire summer.
     
  11. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    It's almost August. May I ask why you have not been outside 5 times the entire summer?
     
  12. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I don't like talking about my problems (especially on the internet), but could be due to:
    -Lack of hiring places
    -My growing misanthropic attitude
    -Negative viewpoint on the world
    -Friends are in summer courses, the girl I like...ed...lets just say I'm epic fail.
    -My own personal retardation
    -Low funds
     
  13. jmann macrumors 604

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    Doesn't the sunshine call your name? :) Hear it call!!!!
     
  14. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I mean, I have a car, and a mom that wants me to get out of the house (let alone bring her grandchildren one day), just nothing to do or no where to go.
     
  15. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Sorry that you are going through such pain. Talking about problems on the internet isn't always a bad thing, you've already started.
     
  16. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Goddammit

    /facedesk
     
  17. Randman macrumors 65816

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    I lived in Singapore for 8 years and a HiV test was mandatory for employment passes and employment pass renewals. Nothing to worry about, less you've done something stupid.

    Never be too drunk to wrap it up.
     
  18. Ntombi macrumors 68030

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    I've donated in four states, and organized a few blood drives, all with the American Red Cross. I've always been told that they'll notify the donor if a test comes up positive.
     
  19. Ivan P macrumors 68030

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    If its only been a few weeks then getting a negative HIV reading may not actually mean you're negative. Generally you have to wait a few months after the 'contact' before it can actually start showing up in test results.
     
  20. spillproof macrumors 68020

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    Don't be a floccinaucinihilipilificationist about the world. Go visit you friends at uni and have a party! Funds arn't needed for a good time! Or you can throw a party and invite all the MR people who live in the Atlanta area!

    edit: To me, parties can be 4 people hanging out on a couch watching TV eating pizza and drinking Kool-Aid. I have a very broad definition of party I guess. :)
     
  21. Krafty macrumors 601

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    I don't understand why after MR people read my posts in the thread, that there imediate reaction would be: "He must be a SWELL person, LETS PART-TEH"

    Speaking of which, I don't drink, so I tend to just stand around at house parties. Perhaps I'm anti-social much but idk.

    My only thing is sleep, eat, go to college, get over it, repeat. I really don't know what to do other than that. (I'm hijacking this thread like hell)
     
  22. jecapaga macrumors 601

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    Rather successfully :)
     
  23. Krafty macrumors 601

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    Yeah, I'm done.
     
  24. Kashchei macrumors 65816

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    Thanks for the information Ntombi. Does this mean they test for every known STD (including HIV)? This is perhaps a rhetorical question; if they didn't, recipients would be dying in great numbers.
     
  25. eastercat macrumors 68040

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    They don't test for every STD. It took forever for them to test for HIV.
    From the Red Cross web site:
    * ABO/Rh determination
    * Antibody detection
    * Automated test for Syphilis
    * Antibody to Human Immunodeficiency Virus (anti HIV 1/2)
    * Antibody to Hepatitis B Core Antigen (anti-HBc)
    * Antibody to Hepatitis C Virus (anti-HCV)
    * Antibody to Human T-Cell Lymphotropic Virus (anti HTLV I/II)
    * Nucleic Acid Test for HIV 1/2/HCV and West Nile Virus (WNV)
     

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