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Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #50 on: April 11, 2010, 12:07:34 PM »
There really isn't anything more for us to say to you. Despite your doubts we know that you're HIV negative. You can have all kinds of symptoms from whatever causes and that won't change the fact that you have reliably tested negative for HIV.

So this site is really not the place for you to hang around anymore. That's the simple truth of the matter. Good luck in getting your symptoms properly diagnosed. We can't do that here.
Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #51 on: April 11, 2010, 06:56:34 PM »
Wait 6 weeks Then get another test then you can quit worrying
1997 is when I found out, being deathly ill. I had to go to the hospital due to extreme headache and fever. I fell coma like,  two months later weighing 95 pounds and in extreme pain and awoke to knowledge of Pancreatis, Cryptococcal Meningitis, Thrush,Severe Diarea,  Wasting, PCP pneumonia. No eating, only through tpn. Very sick, I was lucky I had good insurance with the company I worked for. I was in the hospital for three months that time. 
(2010 Now doing OK cd4=210  VL= < 75)
I have become resistant to many nukes and non nukes, Now on Reyataz, , Combivir. Working well for me not too many side effects.  I have the wasting syndrome, Fatigue  . Hard to deal with but believe it or not I have been through worse. Three Pulmonary Embolism's in my life. 2012 520 t's <20 V load

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #52 on: April 12, 2010, 10:01:17 AM »
First of all, I have no clue who posted that that post in my thread. My question is, with current HIV testing(antibody) in the US, are they going to pick up all the current strains as well as the CRF's? If ones exposure was with someone from Asia, does that change protocol/tests to be considered for a conclusive result.

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #53 on: April 12, 2010, 10:10:07 AM »
I'm answering this as a courtesy in response to your PM. Don't mistake that as an excuse to begin a new chain of questions.

Any approved test you use today will give you a reliable result. A risk for HIV is not your issue. Period.
Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #54 on: April 12, 2010, 10:11:07 AM »
Me, although your intentions are the best, only those who are authorized to answer questions in this section are allowed to reply here. Thanks for your cooperation with this rule.
Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #55 on: April 12, 2010, 10:21:47 AM »
Thanks again

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #56 on: April 12, 2010, 10:43:55 AM »
You're welcome.
Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #57 on: May 01, 2010, 01:59:13 PM »
I have Ok'd this thread with a moderator.  Questions are 1)  If one has tested out to 6 months with Standard Elisa and 7 months with a rapid test, should one be worried despite symptoms?  Especially if they are doctor verified and not anxiety related.  2) With current STANDARD ANTIBODY (detecting M and O) tests in the United States, would they still be able to pick up the ODD strains ( "N" and CRF's, etc.) say from a different country like Japan/Korea, or other Asian country?  3) Are the strains different there??  If not, are there any SPECIFIC tests that are ran for these?  4) I understand the 3 month conclusive, but does that apply to situations/testing like this?  Thanks all for the information.  If you could give me some info on those questions, if would be awesome.  Thanks

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #58 on: May 01, 2010, 04:24:46 PM »
   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.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #59 on: May 01, 2010, 04:47:41 PM »
I have Ok'd this thread with a moderator.  Questions are 1)  If one has tested out to 6 months with Standard Elisa and 7 months with a rapid test, should one be worried despite symptoms?  Especially if they are doctor verified and not anxiety related.  2) With current STANDARD ANTIBODY (detecting M and O) tests in the United States, would they still be able to pick up the ODD strains ( "N" and CRF's, etc.) say from a different country like Japan/Korea, or other Asian country?  3) Are the strains different there??  If not, are there any SPECIFIC tests that are ran for these?  4) I understand the 3 month conclusive, but does that apply to situations/testing like this?  Thanks all for the information.  If you could give me some info on those questions, if would be awesome.  Thanks

If you have tested negative at 3 months much less 7 months, you are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

Current tests in the US will pick up any HIV. Period. Ditto for Asia.

Now it's time for you to give this up. If you come back again you are going to get Time Out. And don't PM me either.

Give it up and get on with your life. Really.

 
Andy Velez

Offline flguy300

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When can I be sure I wont infect her?
« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2010, 11:30:07 AM »
Hello all.  Still scared here.  I have tested out to a little over a year now.  I am still worried that I have HIV of some sort but cannot be detected.  Since last October I have sore throat, white tongue, bloody nose, easy bleeding, weight loss, and LOTS of visual things happening.  My most recent labs show some slight response to infection of some sort. I have had about 20 hiv screening tests after 3 months.. Is there ANY way (I live in US) that the HIV screening tests my doctor ordered through Quest( last one a few weeks ago,  as well as the rapid tests(oraquick one month ago) that have been done can miss a strain as my exposures were with CSW and some were of foreign lands?  2)If I have some sort of infection, coiuld that be delaying HIV detection.  Please, at this point I will take cancer or anything other than HIV so I cannot pass on to my wife.  Please answer
« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 11:32:34 AM by flguy300 »

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Re: When can I be sure I wont infect her?
« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2010, 12:27:53 PM »
 Please do not start a new thread every time you have another question or thought - regardless if you think your questions are related to each other or not. It helps us to help you when you keep all your thoughts or questions in one thread and it helps other readers to follow the discussion. Additional threads will be merged.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: ICMA testing
« Reply #62 on: November 20, 2010, 12:54:38 PM »
I've merged your threads here.

As you have been told repeatedly you are HIV negative. Period. End of story.

You can't pass a virus to your wife that you don't have. If you have troubling symptoms you need to discuss them with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV.

Your fears about HIV are totally unfounded. See a therapist or other professional if you can't let go of this baseless fear about HIV.

I am also going to give you a Time Out for 56 days from this site. You can't keep coming back here again and again with the same ungrounded fear about HIV. Don't make the mistake of trying to get in by creating a new name. We'll spot that right off and it will get you permanently banned from the site. If you return with more of this same stuff after the ban is over you are very quickly going to find yourself being permanently banned from the site. HIV is not your problem.
« Last Edit: November 20, 2010, 01:00:42 PM by Andy Velez »
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