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Offline jamie198989

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Am i infected
« on: April 30, 2012, 02:23:24 AM »
Hello im still really worried about my situation. I had a rapid insti test done at 11 weeks and 3 days and was neg. but my lymph nodes (in groin armpits and neck) are still swollen and somtimes they also hurt could anyone give me some advice cuz i cant get it off my mind that i could be late in devolping. Antibody. I had a high risk unprotected with persons unknown status. Thanks

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2012, 03:14:30 AM »
Please can anybody give me any advice id apreciate it!

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2012, 03:47:35 AM »
Is ther any health advisers. Im sooo worried?

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2012, 04:05:07 AM »
Its just that thers nothing saying how acurate 11 weeks are during window

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2012, 04:17:36 AM »
Your status is not going to change in 4 days.

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2012, 04:28:26 AM »
So its deffo not anything to do with hiv? Just want somd clarification on this subject?

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2012, 05:34:38 AM »
as anybody ever tested posotive after 11 weeks.im healthy male.just need some aswers sorry

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2012, 08:09:48 AM »
Even if you had a genuine risk for HIV such as unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse, it is highly unlikely that you will test negative after a negative result at 11 weeks. You can for your peace of mind re-test at 3 months. I certainly expect you will test negative again.

Leave your lymph nodes alone. They are very sensitive to the touch. You should discuss your problem with them with your doctor. Lymph nodes swell and become sensitive for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with HIV.

I don't see this as an HIV situation when you have received a negative result at 11 weeks.
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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2012, 08:38:28 AM »
thank you for your feedback do you know of anybody that has changed to positive at the 12 week mark after the 11 weeks?

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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2012, 12:00:49 PM »
No.

The exceptions to testing out to 6 months are cases which involve longtime intravenous drug use, organ transplant or treatment for a serious illness such as cancer. Otherwise 3 months is the standard time for a conclusive negative result.
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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #10 on: April 30, 2012, 03:08:15 PM »
Thanks i have spots at the back of my mouth also and tongue is very white with red spots on mouth has been dry for a long time also. I know it might not be hiv related. But what else could cause that cuz they are a sign of hiv infection. Very confused :-\

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2012, 03:10:59 PM »
Thanks i have spots at the back of my mouth also and tongue is very white with red spots on mouth has been dry for a long time also. I know it might not be hiv related. But what else could cause that cuz they are a sign of hiv infection. Very confused :-\
If you are concerned see your dentist or doctor. It has nothing to do with HIV.

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« Reply #12 on: May 01, 2012, 04:30:19 AM »
im going to the doctors today about these lymph nodes.they are really hurting me.more in a morning when i wake up.im already on antibiotics for and infection(cyst) at the side of my face that came from knower and im coming to the end of them now and is still bulging.im so confused/does that mean that the antibiotics are not working cuz they are fighting off the HIV virus? iv got no education in this subject! sorry for the constant posting.

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2012, 08:26:29 AM »
Keep your hands off of your lymph nodes. Pressing and handling them can cause real problems because they are so sensitive. Nothing you are reporting symptomatically is HIV specific.

Even if you had a genuine risk for HIV such as unprotected vaginal or anal intercourse, it is highly unlikely that you will test negative after a negative result at 11 weeks. You can for your peace of mind re-test at 3 months. I certainly expect you will test negative again.

Leave your lymph nodes alone. They are very sensitive to the touch. You should discuss your problem with them with your doctor. Lymph nodes swell and become sensitive for all sorts of reasons that have nothing to do with HIV.

I don't see this as an HIV situation when you have received a negative result at 11 weeks.

And I repeat what I said above.

I don't see this as an HIV situation, Jamie. 
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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #14 on: May 07, 2012, 05:08:45 PM »
Hello people im back again! Sorry iv got one more question thats eating away at me so bad! When you said stop pressing your lymph nodes i havnt for about 3 weeks now but ther still really really hurting me everywer even the back of my knees sometimes. Ther just isnt anything else that could be possibly doing this. My doctor wants more blood work. Im really scared of the results changing. Iv been checked for hep and all other infections and they are all neg. im frightened that i could be that 1% that seroconverts late. When my doctor felt all lymph nodes he said dont panick yet it could just be glandulour fever..... If thats how u spell it. I just keep thinking it just a bit of a coincidence( sorry for the spelling. Any advice i cant put this to rest it really is getting me worried. And thanks for all your replys

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #15 on: May 07, 2012, 05:14:41 PM »
Hello people im back again! Sorry iv got one more question thats eating away at me so bad! When you said stop pressing your lymph nodes i havnt for about 3 weeks now but ther still really really hurting me everywer even the back of my knees sometimes. Ther just isnt anything else that could be possibly doing this. My doctor wants more blood work. Im really scared of the results changing. Iv been checked for hep and all other infections and they are all neg. im frightened that i could be that 1% that seroconverts late. When my doctor felt all lymph nodes he said dont panick yet it could just be glandulour fever..... If thats how u spell it. I just keep thinking it just a bit of a coincidence( sorry for the spelling. Any advice i cant put this to rest it really is getting me worried. And thanks for all your replys
How many times have you been hopitalized in the last year for a chronic immune disease? How long ago was it you were on chemo? How long ago was it you had an organ transplant? How long have you been doing IV injection drugs?

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #16 on: May 07, 2012, 05:17:31 PM »
I havnt been! But what else could possibly be doing this? Everytime i look up swollen lymph nodes(on every site) the first thing that is lit up in capitals is hiv. Just a little confused.

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« Reply #17 on: May 07, 2012, 05:20:34 PM »
I havnt been! But what else could possibly be doing this? Everytime i look up swollen lymph nodes(on every site) the first thing that is lit up in capitals is hiv. Just a little confused.
Then you are not of the 1% and your test is conclusive you don't have HIV.

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« Reply #18 on: May 07, 2012, 05:31:59 PM »
So no1 that has not had any of them illnesses has never sero converted after 11 weeks for sure?

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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2012, 05:37:14 PM »
So no1 that has not had any of them illnesses has never sero converted after 11 weeks for sure?
http://www.cdc.gov/globalaids/Resources/pmtct-care/docs/TM/Module_6TM.pdf
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#4
  In an adult, a positive HIV antibody test result means that the person is infected, a person with a negative or inconclusive result may be in the “window for 4 to 6 weeks but occasionally up to 3 months after HIV exposure. Persons at high risk who initially test negative should be retested 3 months after exposure to confirm results

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #20 on: May 07, 2012, 05:49:45 PM »
Thanks for all ur replys.do you think it will ever change after that time cuz it was close to the 12 weeks and not 3 months. It was 3 months 2 days ago?

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« Reply #21 on: May 07, 2012, 05:52:51 PM »
12/13 weeks both are 3 months.

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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #22 on: May 08, 2012, 06:36:29 AM »
Jamie,

If you need another hiv test for closure on this, by all means go have one done. Just don't be surprised when you get another negative result.

You never did mention why you were testing in the first place. Unless it was unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, you've been worrying for nothing anyway. Not to mention wasting everyone's time.

If you continue to feel unwell, keep working with your doctor to find out what is going on. Whatever that may be, it is not hiv. You have already ruled hiv out as a possible cause. You are conclusively hiv negative.

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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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.


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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2012, 03:38:59 AM »
It was unprotected anal with somebody i didnt know im sorry iv kept posting but i havnt been the same since the incident. I wont write anymore i will have to just go for another test

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« Reply #24 on: May 10, 2012, 05:08:16 AM »
Jamie,

Fine, go test again. Just don't be surprised when you get another negative result.

Keep working with your doctor to find out what, if anything, is actually going on. Whatever it is, you have already ruled hiv out as a possible cause.

Please learn from this and stop having unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse. Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:

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
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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: Am i infected
« Reply #25 on: May 10, 2012, 05:27:31 AM »
Thank you all for your kind words.

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« Reply #26 on: May 10, 2012, 11:59:31 AM »
no

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« Reply #27 on: May 10, 2012, 12:48:50 PM »
No?

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« Reply #28 on: May 10, 2012, 01:08:10 PM »
No?

Please ignore the unauthorized poster.

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« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2012, 01:26:08 PM »
no

Myst,

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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Only those Moderators and members who are authorized to answer questions in the Am I Infected? forum are permitted do so. Unauthorized responses may be deleted without permission of the poster. Repeatedly posting replies of this nature may result in a Time Out or permanent ban, at the discretion of the Moderator Team.


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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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« Reply #30 on: May 10, 2012, 02:08:45 PM »
What im completely confused this is my thread alls i was asking what did the no? Mean i wernt being rude or anything im sorry if iv come across that way. Just really confused

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« Reply #31 on: May 10, 2012, 02:13:48 PM »
Jamie,

That's why unauthorized posting is not permitted in the Am I Infected forum. People post incorrect or just plain stupid things and all it does is confuse everyone. He probably has no idea why he said "no" himself - or he posted accidentally. If I saw it before you did, you wouldn't have even known it was there because I would have deleted it. Forget about it. It's irrelevant.

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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Re: Am i infected
« Reply #32 on: May 14, 2012, 07:12:02 AM »
 Can i take a 14 weeks rapid test as completely conclusive even tho all lymph nodes are still bulging. Can i completely rule hiv out? Soryy for posting again just need to be sure! And thanks ever so much for helping me through this crises

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« Reply #33 on: May 14, 2012, 07:18:23 AM »
And my normal blood tests have come back normal.  This is so confusing

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« Reply #34 on: May 14, 2012, 07:18:38 AM »
Can i take a 14 weeks rapid test as completely conclusive even tho all lymph nodes are still bulging. Can i completely rule hiv out? Soryy for posting again just need to be sure! And thanks ever so much for helping me through this crises
You can waste all the money you want testing and your time, but you do not have an HIV concern. Put your money to better use and seek professional mental help to accept your conclusive test result.

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« Reply #35 on: May 14, 2012, 07:25:37 AM »
Okay thanks rapid rod

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« Reply #36 on: May 14, 2012, 08:24:58 AM »
You should discuss your swollen lymph nodes with your doctor. They can be swelling for all sorts of non-HIV reasons.

You have reliably tested negative for HIV. HIV is not your problem. There is no reason for further concern about that. There is nothing more that we can do for you in this setting.

And if you can't let go of your unwarranted fears, as Rod suggested it would be good to see a counselor or other professional to discuss that. HIV is not your problem.
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« Reply #37 on: May 14, 2012, 11:26:12 AM »
I have just come back from the doctors and i asked what else could this be and he said nothing :-\ he said my white blood count seems normal to i know this isnt a hiv concern now but totaly confused man

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2012, 01:30:50 PM »
Well there's nothing more we can say to you at this point. HIV is not the issue.

Get some support with a counselor or other professional to sort out your problem. We can't help you with that in this setting.
Andy Velez

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« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2012, 02:16:44 AM »
What is htlv cuz the person who i slept with mensions thy have to much calcium in the blood. Would this show up in blood tests. This sounds more like what the problem is. Iv never heard. Of this before and advice?

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« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2012, 04:14:43 AM »
Heloo anybody?

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« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2012, 04:39:42 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). 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.

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2012, 09:22:04 AM »
Well there's nothing more we can say to you at this point. HIV is not the issue.

Get some support with a counselor or other professional to sort out your problem. We can't help you with that in this setting.

Jamie, if you have concerns about any physical problem you should be discussing it with a doctor. We can't provide that service in this setting. All we can do is repeat that HIV is not your problem. If you continue to return here when we know HIV is not the issue, you are going to get a Time Out from the site. Consider yourself warned.
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