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I Just Tested Poz / Re: Just got a poz yesterday
« Last post by efox020 on Yesterday at 03:55:41 PM »
Sorry to hear about you diagnosis. Your viral load will come down mine was 80 millions at the time of diagnosis.
Whatever symptoms you may be experiencing have nothing to do with HIV, as you have conclusively tested negative.  Guidelines are to test at 6 weeks past any incident and then at 13 week to confirm the result.  You have conclusively tested negative with your four month test.  You are negative.  Keep working with your doctor to address your concerns, however they have nothing to do with HIV.

HIV medications will do nothing at all for you as you are negative.

every symptom shows I am infected but test is negative
I had sex with my female doctor in october 2014 and condom broke beford I ejaculated. After some weeks I felt slightly sick. In November  2014  I tested for hiv with antibody test and it was negative.  In January 2015, I tested again and it was negative. In February , I had protected sex with another female. The condom was intact but I had a small wound close to my scrotum and I cant tell if it was bleeding anc the lady was on top of me while I was having sex with her. After two weeks, I started having chapped mouth and my lower lips had a small swolen saw that dissappered after a day. I started having serious muscle pain and joint pain and feeling weak and sleepy. Later I started having sleepless night for up to 5 days. One month after,  I went to my doctor and he condu ted several tests. Hep A, B, C, Vdrl, Hiiv, CBC. All test came back negative but my wbc was very low and my ESR was very high. My doctor treated me for malaria and typhoid but the condition did not improve. After 5 weeks I lost appetite and was feeling nausea for up to weeks, with serious fatigue and muscle and joint pain and always feel cold. After 3 months I did an Alere hiv 1, 2 antibody test and result was negative. At four months I did Hep A, B, C and HIV rapid test again the result came back negative. My symotoms continued especially sore muscle, weak legs, burning skin and occasionally itching skin. At 5 months, I had about 4 red mosquito bite like dots on the back of each of my hands starting from the ankle. I have headarch occasionally and a chocking T the cdntr of my  chest and I started urinzting heavily and frequently.  My tongue has been white since the begining of 2015. I will use salt water to rinse my mouth znd brush and the tongue will look normal but will still have a thin white coating after some hours. I have checked for all other diseases I can remember but they have been negative. Today at about 6 months of the last in incidence,  I took a hiv 1/2 antibody test in two different labs and it came back negative. Yet, I still have xore muscle, fatigue and joint pain. I still feel cold and occasional body burning from legs to head. The symptoms reduces and increases intermittently. Some times, I tend to feel ok and before you know it, I am down with the syptoms again. Irrespective of my negative tests, I feel I am infected but the doctors have refused to give hiv drugs becauze that is what I think can reduce my symptoms. Please advice me, can I get hiv drugs in the market so I can buy for myself to see if my symptoms can stop so I can leave a normal life. These 6 months have been hell. Some timex, I feel I should just die because of the recurrent symptoms and pain.
Questions About Treatment & Side Effects / Re: The Sustiva/Atripla Thread
« Last post by thomasgrn on Yesterday at 03:19:55 PM »
I, too, have the Final Exit book and even went to far as to use the helium method, but somebody found me and took the bag off my head.
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / Re: Applied for SSD
« Last post by thomasgrn on Yesterday at 02:51:52 PM »
doderdaway, I do have to go on dialysis 4x a week, but am seriously considering not going and letting nature take its course. My only consolation is that upon my death my parents will received three hundred thousand dollars from my IRA and also I have a company insurance policay that pays one hundred and seventy five thousand, so there will not be any expense on their part for my burial.

The worst thing is I currently know of four people on SSID, two of them genuinely need it for cancer reasons, but the other two are just sheer lazy. I know this because the one guy is constantly posting pictures on facebook of him in his boat showing off the 120 lb shark he reeled in that day with his very healthy looking tan.

The other person is a woman I know who has never worked a day in her life, but is just partially blind in one eye and has not paid into social security one cent...I really don't know how she is getting anything.

I also know someone who is been trying for years because his arm hurts, or some BS excuse like that.

Good luck to you all.
Am I Infected? / Re: Is this anxiety or am I onto something?
« Last post by StillScared22 on Yesterday at 02:39:39 PM »
Thank you for replying. It was twice in one night with guy of unknown status we used condoms but the second one broke and he did have semen in the condom and it was within me.  I don't know if that will change your response as far as the risk. However, based on your response and the information that you have provided I am expecting a negative result next test. Thank you JK
Insurance, Benefits Programs & HIV / ADAP in New Jersey
« Last post by thomasgrn on Yesterday at 02:19:21 PM »
I read from a google search that NJ has discontinued  ADAP. Does anyone know if this is true? 

The article is dated back to 2010 so maybe it is back?
Am I Infected? / Re: Partner tested HIV+, Why am i not?
« Last post by Joe K on Yesterday at 01:59:15 PM »
You are most welcome.

I just found out about this assistance a few days ago. I am in the process of getting forms filled out by my Dr and Pharmacist. I hope it is as easy as it sounds.
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