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Author Topic: Can I really be negative?  (Read 1336 times)

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Offline TRUTHBETOLD

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Can I really be negative?
« on: May 27, 2010, 02:38:13 PM »
I just need some reassurance on my test.

I was with a gentleman that turned out to be positive.

Just months after out first encounter. I had all the sypmptoms you read about when you are first infected like, low grade fever, swollen lymph notes, hairy tongue, sensitive skin and unexplaied neropothy.

I tested negative at the following:
2 weeks-blood test
6 weeks-ora quick
13 weeks-ora quick
8 months-blood test

Can I trust these results even with all my symptoms and being with someone HIV+? I just don't see how I can be negative with a positive partner, we were together multiple times unprotected for 2 months. I see people are infected just by one encounter.


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Re: Can I really be negative?
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2010, 02:42:03 PM »
Truth,

Hiv transmission during unprotected intercourse is not guaranteed. There are many people who have had numerous unprotected encounters with positive people, yet they remained negative. And yes, some people do end up poz after only one encounter. It's the luck of the draw in many ways.

You are conclusively hiv negative and you have been conclusively hiv negative since your test at thirteen weeks. You do not have hiv.

Work with your doctor to find out what, if anything, is wrong with you. Whatever is going on is NOT hiv. You are conclusively hiv negative.

Please learn from this experience. You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL sexually transmitted infections together.

To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with an STI. Sex without a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

Ann
« Last Edit: May 27, 2010, 02:44:26 PM by Ann »
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Offline TRUTHBETOLD

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Re: Can I really be negative?
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2010, 02:59:57 PM »
Thank you Ann, I guess I've made myself believe I'm positive even though the test show otherwise. I need to get off the internted and move on.

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Re: Can I really be negative?
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2010, 04:51:43 PM »
If you make the mistake of surfing the net you will absolutely find so-called information to feed your worst fears. Be smart, don't do it. You did not have a risk. Period.

Get on with your life and just make sure to always use condoms for vaginal and anal intercourse and you will be well protected against the sexual transmission of HIV.

Andy Velez

 


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