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Offline anonomous

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newly positive
« on: July 10, 2012, 01:27:40 PM »
Hi I don't know what to do I was raped 2 years ago by my partner at that time I remained single until I met my husband of nearly a year now I went for a elisa test 3 weeks ago and it came back positive I have a cd4 count of 533 and was put on only vitamins and absorbic acid 500 mg and emotionally my husband and I are falling apart as we have no clue what to do or expect

Offline emeraldize

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2012, 02:31:59 PM »
Welcome Anonomous!

I'm sure this came as quite a shock to you and your new husband. Have you seen an HIV doctor yet?

What country do you live in?

Please know that many positive/negative or serodiscordant couples are happily married, dating or just discovering each other all over the world. You'll learn more about that I'm sure. Further, they're having HIV negative babies, too!!

There's lots of information on this site as you may have already discovered. And there are threads from partners in couples just like you and your husband.

Hang in there.
Em
« Last Edit: July 10, 2012, 06:07:26 PM by emeraldize »

Offline anonomous

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2012, 07:28:25 AM »
Hi Em

Its very hard i still have that small bit of hope that i might just be negative but i know im really not i mean a test cant possibly be wrong, we have alot of fear and not having the guidelines to this hiv i dont no were to start.

I stay in Johannesburg South Africa and i have no doctor as i cant seem to find a hiv professional,so i guess i have to do this on my own and that i know will kill me.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #3 on: July 11, 2012, 09:53:01 AM »
Hi Anon,

Unless someone here posts some information for you earlier, I know someone who can find what resources for you to seek in Johannesburg.

I hope to have an answer for you tomorrow.

Em

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #4 on: July 11, 2012, 11:09:32 AM »
Hello Anon,

I got a trustworthy referral and sent correspondence.
Once I have info for you, I'll send it by way of a PM to you.

Allowing for time zone differences, I hope to have within two days or less.

Em

Offline buginme2

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2012, 11:24:54 AM »
Hi Em

Its very hard i still have that small bit of hope that i might just be negative but i know im really not i mean a test cant possibly be wrong, we have alot of fear and not having the guidelines to this hiv i dont no were to start.

I stay in Johannesburg South Africa and i have no doctor as i cant seem to find a hiv professional,so i guess i have to do this on my own and that i know will kill me.

Has your Elisa test been confirmed with a Western Blot? 
"All I need are some tasty waves, a cool buzz, and I'm fine."

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6e0gcEC1TWE

Offline anonomous

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2012, 12:08:49 PM »
Hi em I would really appreciate if you can get me that information I desperately need it and I just want to ask what is a western blot test all they did was a finger prick test 2 confirmation tests that look like pregnancy tests and then the Elisa test which came back as re active and was only told my cd4 count was 533 the doctor there put me on vitamins and absorbic acid

Offline emeraldize

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Re: newly positive
« Reply #7 on: July 12, 2012, 07:43:49 AM »
Hello Anon,

Check your PM inbox.

Best
Em

 


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