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Offline Strayboy74

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #50 on: January 14, 2007, 12:25:42 AM »
....is that risky???
*posting deleted*

« Last Edit: January 14, 2007, 12:29:10 AM by Strayboy74 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #51 on: January 14, 2007, 01:32:17 AM »
You've been here long enough to know the answer to that. If you are wanting to test so bad then do the test. You've got 11 more weeks before you can test and get a conclusive test which will be negative. Why? Because you withdrew when you heard it break. So after 11 weeks come back and give us your negative results. We don't want you to come back and tell us how worried with anxiety or stressed out you are waiting. See you in 11 weeks or so.

Offline almost

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #52 on: January 15, 2007, 10:25:37 AM »
I dont really intend to test. I have one more question though. My diarrhea cleared away on its own the next day (so it only lasted one day and it was mild)....that couldnt be ARS right?

Offline ACinKC

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #53 on: January 15, 2007, 10:29:03 AM »
You are correct.  It is NOT ars.  Probably whatever you had for dinner or lunch.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline almost

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #54 on: January 27, 2007, 11:46:00 AM »
I went for a test today just for peace of mind and as u predicted it was negative. The S/Co value was 0.53 and they told me that since it is less than 1, then it is considered negative. My question is, since this test looks for antibodies, why would the value not be zero if no antibodies are found. I mean this value is always fluctuating, but shouldnt it be constant all the time if no antibodies are present?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #55 on: January 27, 2007, 11:47:57 AM »
The tests can not measure any lower.

Offline almost

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #56 on: January 27, 2007, 11:52:47 AM »
Rapidrod, I didnt quite understand ur reply. Was this the minimum value that the test could give?

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #57 on: January 27, 2007, 11:54:43 AM »
Tests can only read to a certain level.

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #58 on: January 27, 2007, 11:58:35 AM »
So now you're going to obsess about the structural design of the test when you have tested negative?

You tested negative. Period. Your risk was very low to begin with so that's no surprise. Re-test at 13 weeks to confirm the earlier result.

How about getting productively busy in your life? You'll find the waiting time will go much more quickly than you imagine. And yes, I do expect you will continue to test negative.

Andy Velez

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #59 on: January 27, 2007, 01:15:46 PM »
So did the test prove that I have no antibodies, or did the 0.53 value mean that I am in the process of producing antibodies but they are not at the detectable level yet for them to say that I am HIV positive?

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #60 on: January 27, 2007, 10:08:13 PM »
So did the test prove that I have no antibodies, or did the 0.53 value mean that I am in the process of producing antibodies but they are not at the detectable level yet for them to say that I am HIV positive?

can anybody please answer me

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #61 on: January 27, 2007, 10:22:47 PM »
It meant that you are HIV negative period. Which you were told already.

Offline almost

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #62 on: January 31, 2007, 03:46:53 AM »
If I have no antibodies, how come the test gave this high value? I have tested several times before and the value was always between 0.2 - 0.29. Could it be that my body has started prooducing antibodies and these were caught by the test but their number is still low and that is why the test didnt come out completely positive ??

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #63 on: January 31, 2007, 04:58:14 AM »
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). The purpose of a Time Out is to encourage you to seek the face-to-face help we cannot provide on this forum.

Offline almost

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #64 on: January 31, 2007, 05:09:30 AM »
No need to get all worked out over this rapidrod....take it easy man :) :-*

Offline RapidRod

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #65 on: January 31, 2007, 05:20:52 AM »
Enough with the questions. You had your test for a non risk issue now you are doubting your test. You've gone on long enough with this. You're negative and that is final.

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #66 on: January 31, 2007, 09:56:14 AM »
No need to get all worked out over this rapidrod....take it easy man :) :-*

Thats a little pot calling the kettle black isnt it?

It should be US telling you (which we have been and continue to do) to take it easy and not get all worked up.  But you keep coming back with irrational fears which is common around here and its what we do.  But please DO try to put this behind you, you are negative!
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline doninpdx

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #67 on: January 31, 2007, 11:43:04 AM »
Hiv is a very fragile virus.  there is very low risk that brushing your teeth would get it into your bloodstream.  Besides that the fluoride in the toothpaste  would kill the virus.  but it would probably ease your worries to go get tested  while you are there take the time to learn about transmission risks.  BTW brushing your teeth should not cause your gums to bleed go to the dentist and see whats up with that. 

Offline ACinKC

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #68 on: January 31, 2007, 11:49:36 AM »
Donin, as we know nothing about you I would say its not overly helpful when you post in the Am I forums.

This is a NO RISK situation not a low risk.  YOU HEAR THAT ALMOST!??  It is a NO RISK. You had no risk for HIV in this situation.  Please seek the help of a mental health professional if your anxiety continues.
LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #69 on: January 31, 2007, 11:54:00 AM »
Donin, you're brand new to this site. Please don't take it upon yourself to start answering questions in this section. Those who are answering people's questions are members who have been around for a while and whom we know.

The kind of response you gave is likely to further stir the anxiety level of an obsessive person.

Thanks for your cooperation. 
« Last Edit: January 31, 2007, 12:02:19 PM by Andy Velez »
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Re: HIV from sharing a toothbrush
« Reply #70 on: January 31, 2007, 11:57:58 AM »
Almost, it's time to call a halt here. You've been at it with non-risks for over four months.

If this continues I will give a you a time out and you can potentially be banned from the site.

If you can't let go of your unwarranted concerns about HIV then you need to see a mental health professional to deal with the emotional aspects of whatever is going on.

You've been given solid information and responses here and yet you continue to come up with yet another question and another worry. Enough is enough.
Andy Velez

 


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