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Offline muscleman

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Delayed seroconvertion?
« on: September 16, 2009, 09:00:12 AM »
I had an exposure nearly 8months before,tested using ELISAduo test(Antibodies and P24 antigen) after 6months,Nonreactive.But symptoms continues for me.I get severe fatique,calf muscle pain and intermitent diorea.Recently developed itchy rashes in trunk part,Dr suggested me Cetrizene10mg,rashes subsidises. Tested for intestine and liver,No major problem except marginal elevation in billirubin content.I didnt lie down out of fever yet.No lymphnode swelling or sore throat.My questions are following

1. Is there any documented cases seroconverted after 6months?
2. Is muscle pain and digestive disorder indicative of acute HIV infection?
3. Can HIV rash appear after 7months?
4.My WBC count has come down tolower normal limit,before 6months it was in the uppernormal limit.Can this drop be the indication for HIV infection without revealing in the test?
5.Do i need any other specific tests to reconfirm?
6.Some of the sites recommend testing after 1 year,is that information specific for some other catagory of people if not person active (With pain) like me.
7.The test was done at a hospital lab with blood from vein,received result in next 2hrs,is that test conventional ELISA? Can that be relied?
Advance thanks.

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2009, 09:23:02 AM »
The bottom line in all of this is that yes, you have reliably tested negative for HIV. That test is an approved test.

Whatever is going on has absolutely nothing to do with HIV. You need to discuss your symptoms with your doctor to find out the real cause, which is NOT HIV. Really.

Good luck in getting it sorted out properly.

Cheers.
Andy Velez

Offline muscleman

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2009, 09:29:34 AM »
Thanks for swift reply,i trust your expertise,can you reply for my numbered questions?

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2009, 10:13:06 AM »
Muscle,

1 - NO

2 - NO

3 - NO

4 - NO

5 - NO

6 - Some sites have horribly outdated and incorrect information. The window period for hiv testing is three months and has been at three months for years now.

7 - Yes it's a conventional test and can be relied on.

You do not have hiv. Continue working with your doctor to find out why you feel unwell. Whatever is causing your problem is NOT hiv. You have conclusively ruled hiv out of the picture.

Ann
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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2009, 03:36:36 AM »
Thanks Andy and Ann.I value your advise.

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2009, 01:32:00 AM »
Hi Ann,Andy,

I just browsed through 'Just turned +ve' area,read the experience of "renevatio".Do you have any idea about the time frame at which his/her test result turned to be +ve ? This is just out of curiosity only.

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2009, 05:50:25 AM »
Muscle,

I deleted the question you posted in renevatio's thread. 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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Please consider yourself warned, and thank you for your cooperation.

And whatever time-frame was going on with renevatio, one thing is certain. It has nothing to do with you and is none of your business. All you need to know is that YOU are conclusively hiv negative. Use condoms and make sure you stay that way.

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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: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2009, 10:39:09 PM »
I am extremely sorry Ann,i shall take care.

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #8 on: September 25, 2009, 01:48:59 AM »
Hi Ann,Andy,again tested after 8months using ELISA Combi out of irrational fear,Non rective.I learnt heavy lession in my life! I hope there is nothing to worry or surprise about my result.Thanks buddies,once again.

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Re: Delayed seroconvertion?
« Reply #9 on: September 25, 2009, 07:56:53 AM »
Muscle,

Of course your negative result was no surprise. You were already conclusively hiv negative. Why should that cause worry? You're hiv negative, end of story.

Protect your negative status by using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently. It really is that simple!

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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