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Author Topic: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)  (Read 3192 times)

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Offline Zanarkand

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Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« on: April 23, 2007, 03:43:12 PM »
Hey guys, I suppose I can finally post in living with HIV forums now.
Tested Poz today. Was a mission, went to 4 pharmacies and 2 hospitals and none of them did it.
(Welcome to South Africa where HIV can be cured by marriage remember??)

Anyways, I did 4 rapid tests. Mainly because they were strange results.
The second line (meaning poz) was very feint.
I did 4 tests.
In the end they determined me Poz (which I'm very sure I am)
But I'm wondering what the very feint line was?
They said it's the first time they got it (???)
Anyone know about this?
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2007, 03:53:26 PM »
Hey there! Sorry for the results, but you don't say what test you got? It seems that you've been living with HIV for some time now because your bf was poz, but you were neg, so you already have had some experience with it. I urge you to take the Western Blot if you only got Elisa, the WB takes more time than a rapid test but is essential!

Good luck :)

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mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
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Offline Zanarkand

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2007, 04:00:19 PM »
There were two different types.
I'm not sure... I only saw the packaging say "Hiv1/2-3" test something.. The other only said "Hiv 1/2"
All four reflected strange results. I'm getting a PCR test very soon ASAP.
As well as starting meds. I wanna start early (asap)

Yeah, I know what it's like living poz. I'm ready for the challenges ahead.
I may be 18 but hell, what's age got to do with it?
^_^
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2007, 04:15:58 PM »
I would STRONGLY SUGGEST that you get a WB test and WAIT. And if you ARE positive with the WB, then get a full CBC + CD4/VL etc. You can NOT take meds without full blood work. I know it's tempting but waiting to get an idea of what is your overall condition and see how your body reacts to the virus is a necessity. Elisa is an antibody test, WB is an antigen test, the antigen test will look for a combination of proteins that are specific to HIV.

Milker.
mid-dec: stupid ass
mid-jan: seroconversion
mid-feb: poz
mar 07: cd4 432 (35%) vl 54000
may 07: cd4 399 (28%) vl 27760
jul 07: cd4 403 (26%) vl 99241
oct 07: cd4 353 (24%) vl 29993
jan 08: cd4 332 (26%) vl 33308
mar 08: cd4 392 (23%) vl 75548
jun 08: cd4 325 (27%) vl 45880
oct 08: cd4 197 (20%) vl 154000 <== aids diagnosis
nov 2 08 start Atripla
nov 30 08: cd4 478 (23%) vl 1880 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
feb 19 09: cd4 398 (24%) vl 430 getting there!
apr 23 09: cd4 604 (29%) vl 50 woohoo :D :D
jul 30 09: cd4 512 (29%) vl undetectable :D :D
may 27 10: cd4 655 (32%) vl undetectable :D :D

Now accepting applications from blowjob ninjas™

Offline Zanarkand

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2007, 04:47:32 PM »
I thought PCR tests were newer technology?
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2007, 04:54:01 PM »
Zan,

Positive ELISA tests are supposed to be confirmed with a Western Blot.

You should not be posting this in this forum. As you have not been confirmed as positive, I'm moving this to the Am I Infected forum, just as I would any other unconfirmed positive rapid result.

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2007, 04:38:37 AM »
They labeled me poz on the results.  >:(
I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ.
How can you put this under AM I FREAKING INFECTED?
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2007, 05:29:49 AM »
They labeled me poz on the results.
I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ. I TESTED POZ.
How can you put this under AM I FREAKING INFECTED?

Because a positive ELISA test on it's own doesn't constitute a definitive diagnosis of HIV infection. For that there would have to be a positive ELISA test result confirmed by a positive Western Blot result. WB is highly specific and sensitive.

Sometimes people test positive on ELISA but negative on WB. When that happens they are deemed HIV negative. If memory serves Matty the Damned correctly, we've seen that here from time to time.

Rather than ranting about the fact that you're now coralled here in Am I Infected, you should be off organising a WB test to determine the validity of this ELISA result.

MtD

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2007, 07:46:32 AM »
Zan,

As you lied repeatedly about your hiv status in the Living Forum, I'm treating this so-called positive result you've had with a very healthy dose of skepticism.

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

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2007, 08:02:25 AM »
Warning to readers!

Just to piggy back on Ann's above comment, we have reason to believe this is not a credible report. As Ann has suggested, Zan's claims are to be taken with many grains of salt.
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2007, 02:47:07 PM »
Is it okay to put a moderator on ignore?
The one thing I do not do is lie. This angers me incredibly
If I had a sword I would kill you right now
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2007, 03:12:25 PM »
Well you will be banned. Good Bye!!!

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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2007, 03:20:44 PM »
fuckface
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Re: Tested poz but Feint Line (????)
« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2007, 04:54:26 PM »
If you are telling the truth and have accurately tested positive I'm sorry to hear that.

However, I am not sorry enough to allow you to use either threatening or attacking foul language here no matter who it's directed at or what you consider a provocation.

I'm locking this thread and you are banned.

You will have to find support and information elsewhere. I suggest you adjust your attitude wherever you end up going.

Andy Velez

 


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