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Ann:
Dedonde,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

People can claim whatever they want on the internet, that doesn't make it true.

PCR testing is known for giving false POSITIVES, while the ELISA is NOT known for false negatives. A three month negative ELISA is conclusive.

If you don't like our advice, you are free to go do whatever makes you happy. Rather than chase PCR and CD4 tests (and btw, a CD4 test won't tell your your hiv status) I would suggest you work with a doctor to get to the bottom of whatever is the real cause of your problems. No matter how much you may want it to be hiv, it is not. You are conclusively hiv negative.

Ann
 

dedonde:
you both were right.  i was wrong.  i told my doctor my concerns and he agreed to do a CD4 count that came back normal.  i wasn't convinced.  so i opted for a pcr dna test.  it was negative.  so three negative antibodies, a normal CD4, and a negative pcr a year after exposure seals the deal.  i apologise for not trusting you but the symptoms were leading me on.  I'm seeing a therapist to deal with my fears and the doctor to deal with whats really going on.  thankyou all so very much.  i only hope you will continue helping others in same boat i was in.  thanks again.

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