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Author Topic: Just got the news. . . .  (Read 3894 times)

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Offline audioholic

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Just got the news. . . .
« on: April 11, 2007, 07:32:03 PM »
4-11-07    6:30pm

Kinda strange to hear the results from ma, but she came over bringing the poor news. Odd thing is, I tested neg. about 13 months ago, and the only boy i have been with in that time tested neg. now. So its kind of confusing. Like a false pos. or something. But the lab tech said probly not.

Anyway, im over the shock. My man isnt leaving me (thank god). And i have to find a dr. and a clinic to start going to and stuff. Just started reading, its sorta scary but i see so many people winning the battle its not too bad i guess. . .

I hope my relationship with this forum will be a happy one. . . . .
thanks in advance for the help . . . . .
4/07-  vl:28,918  cd4:418
7/07-  vl:38,710 cd4:354
10/07-  vl:21,320 cd4:278
baseline started meds 1/08 vl:25,589 cd4:247
2/08 vl:410 cd4:320
2/08 vl:380  cd4:374
3/08 vl:310  cd4:419   23%
3/08 vl:240  cd4:384   27%
4/08 vl:119  cd4:383   23%

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2007, 08:14:23 PM »
Hi Audio, welcome to the forums.

You say the only person you've been with since your last negative test is hiv negative, but unless you've seen his lab results with your own eyes, you dont know that for sure. He may be either lying or ASSUMING he is hiv negative.

And yes, until you've had the confirmation of a positive Western Blot to support your positive ELISA, then you could be dealing with a false positive. Make sure BOTH an ELISA and a Western Blot are run. For more information on the hiv diagnostic tests, please read the HIV Testing Lesson

If your "man" isn't the same person as the "boy" you mention, he also needs to test. It's unclear whether they are the same person or not, but the way I read it, the "boy" isn't the person you are with now. Please clarify?

I urge you to get confirmation of your positive diagnosis before you go further with this.

Hang in there and let us know how it goes.

Ann
« Last Edit: April 11, 2007, 08:46:18 PM by Ann »
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Offline audioholic

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2007, 08:29:31 PM »
The person is my fiance (a dude) . . . . . so yea i know for sure. . we went to get the tests together. . . . mine came up poz. his came up neg.  . . . . not much else that could be goin on. . . lol

still sucks. . . i hope my baby doesnt get it. . . 

(on that note, my fiance wishes he had hiv and not just me. . . . what should i say to him. .  i really dont want him to get it, but he feels like were not "one" if he is clean)

support is welcome. . . .

4/07-  vl:28,918  cd4:418
7/07-  vl:38,710 cd4:354
10/07-  vl:21,320 cd4:278
baseline started meds 1/08 vl:25,589 cd4:247
2/08 vl:410 cd4:320
2/08 vl:380  cd4:374
3/08 vl:310  cd4:419   23%
3/08 vl:240  cd4:384   27%
4/08 vl:119  cd4:383   23%

Offline Ann

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2007, 08:41:32 PM »
audio,

Are you pregnant? Pregnancy can sometimes cause a false positive so again, I urge you to make sure you have the Western Blot run to either confirm your positive or rule it out.

If you are pregnant AND positive, you will be able to take meds starting (I think) in the third trimester. Taking the meds during pregnancy means the chance of your baby being born hiv negative are very, very good.

Please get that confirmation and in the meantime - hang in there!

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline audioholic

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2007, 08:45:24 PM »
hey ann . ..

im a guy. . . . .

im gay. .. . . i have a fiance. . (i know we cant get married. . . . yet). .. . . . . .

i got tested last march and was neg. got with my current bf (fiance) in april. . . .

got tested last friday. .. . .

he tested neg. i tested positive with "abnormal proteins" in my blood. . . . . .

kind of strange. . . .

thanks for the quick responses though ann. . . . very helpful. . .

(i dont know what tests are what. . but. . . . on the final one mine went through "If more than 3 lines appear you are positive", i had 8 lines show. . . . . . dunno what that means. . . but yea. . . 8 is definately more than 3)
4/07-  vl:28,918  cd4:418
7/07-  vl:38,710 cd4:354
10/07-  vl:21,320 cd4:278
baseline started meds 1/08 vl:25,589 cd4:247
2/08 vl:410 cd4:320
2/08 vl:380  cd4:374
3/08 vl:310  cd4:419   23%
3/08 vl:240  cd4:384   27%
4/08 vl:119  cd4:383   23%

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #5 on: April 11, 2007, 08:54:23 PM »
Sorry Audio,

When you said "I hope my baby doesn't get it" I couldn't help but think pregnancy!

Abnormal proteins? There are several conditions that can cause false positives, so again, at the risk of sounding like I only know one line, please make sure you get the proper confirmatory tests done. The place where you had your initial test done should take care of it for you.

Is it possible that you were still in the window period the last time you tested? Only a negative test three months after your last unprotected intercourse is conclusive.

Keep us posted...

Ann
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"...health will finally be seen not as a blessing to be wished for, but as a human right to be fought for." Kofi Annan

Nymphomaniac: a woman as obsessed with sex as an average man. Mignon McLaughlin

HIV is certainly character-building. It's made me see all of the shallow things we cling to, like ego and vanity. Of course, I'd rather have a few more T-cells and a little less character. Randy Shilts

Offline audioholic

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2007, 09:03:38 PM »
. . . . well, i just called my ma who helped with the test and stuff. .

"abnormal protiens"="reactive protiens"
they did both the elisa and blot test. . . .
the elisa said i had reactive proteins. .
the western blot said i had hiv. . .


sorry to post without even knowing whats up with my own body! lol. . .

i think im going to find a dr. first. . . . then ill get whatever tests or bloodwork then. . . .
ma's lookin for a good dr in my area. . ..

gotta love moms. . .
4/07-  vl:28,918  cd4:418
7/07-  vl:38,710 cd4:354
10/07-  vl:21,320 cd4:278
baseline started meds 1/08 vl:25,589 cd4:247
2/08 vl:410 cd4:320
2/08 vl:380  cd4:374
3/08 vl:310  cd4:419   23%
3/08 vl:240  cd4:384   27%
4/08 vl:119  cd4:383   23%

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Re: Just got the news. . . .
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2007, 02:01:01 PM »
I know how you must feel right now. You must be brave but just know that you are not alone in this journey. Please seek medical help asap and get all the support that you may need. Joining this website is the first step. I tested positive a few months ago and have been dealing with many emotions at once but just know things slowly but surely will get better.

 


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