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Offline chivas

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Really worried...
« on: July 13, 2009, 11:36:11 PM »
Hi all,

I had a sexual exposure 3 months ago, vaginal intercourse on (28-03-09), after that i tested at 3 weeks (18-04-09) for antibody test, it came back negative.
after  6 weeks (10-may-09) i tested for rna pcr and antibodies test, it too came back negative.
after 14 weeks (03-jul-09) the antibodies test came back negative.

my concern now is, i am a carrier of hepatitis B and my cd4 count is only 350. do i need to test after 6 months?

since i did the testing in india, im not sure whether the kits used are latest and they confine for 3 months window period.
below are rapid test kit details,
1)immuochromatography from ABBOTT laboratories,USA
2)HIV 1-2.0 card test(immunochromatography) by PMC, india
3)signal HIV 1/2,span Diagnostics(antibody trapping by immobilization),india


CAN I RELY on these test results.. or am i immuno compromised person and need testing after 6 months?

Pls help..

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Exposure and worried
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2009, 03:59:24 AM »
Your test is conclusive.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Exposure and worried
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2009, 08:59:31 AM »
The others facts you have thrown into the mix are irrelevant in relation to your test result. You have reliably tested negative. You are HIV negative.

Make sure that in the future you are always using condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse. No exceptions.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline chivas

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Re: Exposure and worried
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2009, 10:49:00 AM »
Thanks Rapidrod and andy, thanks a lot

my doubt is am i immuno compromised person?  who are the ppl who test positive after six months if they are infected?

Thanks for your replies again

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Re: Exposure and worried
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2009, 11:03:10 AM »
chivas,

Being a carrier of hep B does NOT make you immunosuppressed.

The only people who MIGHT take a little longer than three months to seroconvert and test positive are those people on chemotherapy for cancer, anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant, or those who have been injecting street drugs, every day, for YEARS.

You do not have hiv and it's time for you to move on with your life.

Ann
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Offline chivas

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Re: Exposure and worried
« Reply #5 on: July 14, 2009, 11:12:40 AM »
Thanks all for your replies and advise..

all the very best for the good job you all do here in the forum.. best wishes

Offline chivas

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Really worried...
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2009, 01:35:46 PM »
All,

i had a sex with CSV in end of march, then i tested for 3,6,14 week antibody test, 6 week PCR RNA test,
it came back negative.
now its 41/2 months, the symptom like cold sores, hives, swollen lymph nodes (behind my ears), and skin shrikages with itching are all started since 2 weeks after my exposure.

is there any chance that i turn positive after 3 months? who are the person for whom antibody is not produced in suficient to get detectable in months..

im already a Hep B carrier for past 18 months, and my CD4 count was only 350 after 6 weeks of my exposure..
am i immuocompromised person?

will i be infected? how many yrs will i survive, since my cd4 count too low.

can i take herbal medicine for cure or control of hiv?  i read in one of indian site for unann medicine which cures HIV in 2yrs. is it true?



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Re: Really worried...
« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009, 01:52:23 PM »
Chivas, you have reliably tested negative for HIV. You are HIV negative, no matter what symptoms you are experiencing. It is not necessary to test beyond 13 weeks for HIV unless extensive intravenous drug issue is involved or other serious health problems such as cancer treatment or an organ transplant.

Your symptoms are something for you to discuss with your doctor.

There is no cure for HIV nor will herbal medicines cure/control HIV. Period. But that's not a problem for you since you don't have HIV. Period.

As long as you always use condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse you don't have to worry about HIV transmission, no matter whether your sexual partner is a professional or a civilian. It's really that simple as far HIV sexual risks are concerned.

Bottom line you don't have HIV. End of story.   
Andy Velez

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Re: Really worried...
« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2009, 02:06:27 PM »
Chivas,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.



You've already been told that YOU DO NOT HAVE HIV!!!

If you feel unwell, see a doctor. Whatever is going on has NOTHING to do with hiv. You don't have hiv.

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 chivas

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Re: Really worried...
« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2009, 02:25:33 PM »
Ann, Andy,

thanks!! but y am i having symptoms'? is there any other STD that cause same symptoms?

im going to meet a dermatologist tomo.. hope he's doesn;t tell me any bad news..

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Re: Really worried...
« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2009, 02:45:00 PM »
Chivas,

We cannot diagnose you over the internet. See your doctor.

All we can tell you is that YOU DO NOT HAVE HIV.

If you read the Welcome Thread before posting like you're supposed to, you will have read the following posting guideline:

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Anyone who continues to post excessively, questioning a conclusive negative result or no-risk situation, will be subject to a four week Time Out (a temporary ban from the Forums). If you continue to post excessively after one Time Out, you may be given a second Time Out which will last eight weeks. There is no third Time Out - it is a permanent ban. The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Please consider yourself warned.

Ann
Condoms are a girl's best friend

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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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