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Author Topic: Glandular Fever  (Read 3124 times)

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Offline VitaminC

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Glandular Fever
« on: August 25, 2009, 04:31:19 PM »
Hello everyone - wonderful service you have here. I've been reading through the posts and there's some brilliant responses.

I have a question myself...

I recently had protected sex, but found out afterwards that the condom had broke sometime in the "act". I didn't think anything of it at the time, however, soon after, the guy came out with glandular fever symptoms and then a month later, I did also.

I went to the Doctor's and had a blood test, the results came back and I was confirmed of having Glandular fever.

I'm concerned that there's a possibility that I've been misdiagnosed, and have contracted the HIV virus. This is based on the thought that the guy had contracted HIV himself soon before we had sex and I caught it from him in the incubation period (which I've read can be the most infectious time).

Does anyone know if it's possible to be misdiagnosed from a blood test for Glandular fever, or am I being a complete hypochondriac?

I've been to a local GUM clinic and have been tested for the HIV virus (12 weeks since possible exposure), but I am extremely anxious so any reassurance would be much appreciated.

Thank you

R

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2009, 05:55:57 PM »
R, if you have tested negative at 12 weeks past the incident when the condom broke then you are HIV negative. The odds were in your favor to begin with since the condom would have protected you until it broke.

Whatever is going on is not about HIV.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline VitaminC

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2009, 06:01:06 PM »
Hi Andy

Thanks for replying. I don't actually have my results as yet.

I was basically wondering if it's possible for HIV to be misdiagnosed as Glandular fever when they run blood tests for Glandular fever. Are they picking up the same antibodies that could be present in both infections, or is a diagnosis of glandular fever by blood test pretty conclusive?

Many thanks

R

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2009, 06:38:59 PM »
There's no point in our discussing this further without your having had an HIV test. That's the only test that can tell your HIV status. From what you have described the odds are in your favor that you'll test HIV negative. You can do an initial test at 6 weeks but you will  have to do it at 13 weeks for a conclusive result to be sure that you're negative.

You need to discuss your glandular fever concerns with your doctor. We can't diagnose or do guessing about that for you here.
Andy Velez

Offline VitaminC

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #4 on: August 25, 2009, 06:50:29 PM »
OK. Thanks for taking the time to reply - much appreciated.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2009, 07:30:44 PM »
You're welcome. Good luck with your HIV test.
Andy Velez

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Re: Glandular Fever
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2009, 07:47:53 AM »

I was basically wondering if it's possible for HIV to be misdiagnosed as Glandular fever when they run blood tests for Glandular fever. Are they picking up the same antibodies that could be present in both infections, or is a diagnosis of glandular fever by blood test pretty conclusive?


C,

NO. Hiv antibody tests pick up hiv antibodies. Having glandular fever will have no effect on an hiv test and hiv will have no effect on a glandular fever test. They are two completely different illnesses with different tests for diagnosis.

Ann
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