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Author Topic: my Doctor said my test came back positive  (Read 573 times)

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Offline cfh1981

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my Doctor said my test came back positive
« on: July 27, 2014, 07:25:48 PM »
07/22/2014 Hiv 1 Hiv 2 Ab (Eia W/ Reflex) ABNORMAL HIV 1/2 EIA Ab Screen: repeatedly reactive Final
07/22/2014 Hiv 1 Hiv 2 Differentiation ABNORMAL HIV 1 Antibody: positive Final Normal HIV 2 Antibody: negative Final
I don't understand it
Plus, I have all of this headache fever tiredness swollen lymph nodes (generally in the neck) rash,muscle and joint pain, sore throat, and ulcers in the mouth and on the genitals. I also experience night sweats and diarrhea.

Please help.

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2014, 07:54:03 PM »
Im sorry to hear you have tested positive for HIV and I have I moved your thread into the I just tested positive forum . There is a world of support here to help guide you and support you emotionally to help you get through this .

What is it specifically that you do not understand ?

Offline cfh1981

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2014, 07:57:29 PM »
I did not understand test results. all my Doctor said was ...you tested positive for HIV and nothing else.

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2014, 08:00:11 PM »
You have tested positive for HIV 1 ... I would call them and ask for calcification ASAP and ask what followup test they intend to do .


Offline Tonny2

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #4 on: July 27, 2014, 08:45:16 PM »
I did not understand test results. all my Doctor said was ...you tested positive for HIV and nothing else.

ojo   Hi...I'm sorry you have to hear this kind of news by the phone, what an (&%$), as Jeff said, I'd call and make an appointment to see him/her, to see what's next...if I were you, I'd look for a more considered human being, just a thought...good luck, and I'm sorry for your dx    ojo

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 05:08:34 AM »
Hi cfh, tested positive myself a month ago.

Your doctor has not treated you appropriately. They should be dealing with your symptoms and discussing next steps.

Can you find a different doctor, can you access a support organisation in your area, can you get help from friends and family?

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 09:49:05 AM »
cfh, you need to get to a doctor or clinic and have confirmatory tests run. Antibody tests need to be confirmed with a test called a Western Blot. If that is also positive, then you do have hiv.

Once it is established whether or not you've had a true or false positive antibody result, then more tests need to be run to determine your viral load (VL) - which shows how much virus is in your blood stream, and you will need to have blood drawn to determine your CD4 count. CD4s are a subset of white blood cells that tell us how our immune system is doing. Many other blood tests will be run as well.

The most important thing for you to do now is to have more blood drawn to confirm your preliminary diagnosis. Get it done ASAP.

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Offline cfh1981

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 07:30:39 PM »
My Doctor did call me today and said they ran the blood work again and it show that I was poz.

He kept going we will talk tomorrow.

Offline Tonny2

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Re: my Doctor said my test came back positive
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 07:48:26 PM »

   ojo   good luck tomorrow, and I'm sorry for your dx, now is time to take care of yourself    ojo

 


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