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Offline blackpot

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weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« on: April 05, 2013, 09:42:57 AM »
Hi I got tested for hive yesterday by a haart nurse and she used a rapid test.I don`t think she knew what she was doing as I heard her over the saying ``I know how to read it I know how to read it`` at the end of the 20 mins,she told me that my test results came up as a pregnancy test and that it showed 2 positive and 1 negative.I did not understand a thing about that diagnosis and asked her if it meant I was hiv positive or negative she said I was negative but then why did she tell me 2 positive and 1 negative?What does that mean?I have not been able to sleep or eat since then and am very suicidal.I need clarifications please.

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #1 on: April 05, 2013, 10:34:20 AM »
Stop with the drama about suicide.

If you are in doubt about the reliability of where and how you had the test done, then get it done again. You haven't mentioned what caused you to be tested in the first place so I don't know if you have even had a real risk for HIV.

The Rapid is an approved test so if it was negative that means you are HIV negative. 
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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2013, 10:52:02 AM »
Hi Blackpot . Andy is correct , if you give us the complete details of why you think you need to be tested we may can be of more assistance . Please give complete details and keep in mind you only have two questions left , so make the most of them .

I cant be sure but your nurse could have been talking about the lines that appear on a pregnancy test stick because they are similar to the ones on a HIV rapid test . If you are uncertain , ask them again . It doesent make sense that a HART nurse would mislead you on purpose when the job they do is to diagnose and treat , not to mislead . Best of luck .       
« Last Edit: April 05, 2013, 11:03:10 AM by Jeff G »

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2013, 11:09:02 AM »
Black,

She most likely meant that the appearance of two lines on the stick meant positive, and one line meant negative.

Like Andy and Jeff said, if you have doubts, go ask or test again.



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. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

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

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #4 on: April 05, 2013, 11:44:27 AM »
4 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with my boyfriend but he did not cum inside of me nor pre-came he pulled out and a a few seconds later,I saw him cum on the bedsheet.I know he is clean because we regularly get tested.This time when I went to get tested,like I said the nurse told me my results came out as a pregnancy test saying it was two positive and one negative.She said it had two positive lines and one negative line which was red so she said that I am negative.But I don`t understand why she did not simply say I was negative she said two positive and one negative and it is it that freaks me out.I am not sure of the accuracy of what she told me.Please can you guys explain this to me?

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #5 on: April 05, 2013, 12:03:28 PM »
It sounds like you did indeed have a negative test result and that is what your nurse told you . You must understand that since we were not there its not helpful for us to be commenting on a conversation we didn't witness or hear . If you don't understand the results or have questions about the conversation you had at your clinic its best to call or go back and ask them to clarify it for you . 

From what you shared with us it seems you had a negative HIV test that day but you will need to retest at 6 weeks and again at 3 months since your possible exposure to confirm your negative result . Its up to you to decide if unprotected sex with your boyfriend is an exceptable risk but until the time comes that you are in a secure monogamous relationship condoms are a must for all vaginal and anal sex .

I'm going to give you the testing window period again so you will know next time .

There is a "window period" which is the time it takes the body to produce antibodies after HIV infection has begun. For the vast majority of those who will test positive, antibodies to HIV will develop within 4-6 weeks after exposure. Some will take a little longer to develop antibodies. To make certain that you receive a reliable test result, it's necessary to wait at least three months (13 weeks) after your last possible exposure to the virus before being tested.

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2013, 12:14:44 PM »
Thanks for your response.My boyfriend got tested through all various ways of testing and it came out negative.We have been monogamous for 8 years now but each time I get tested,it simply says negative but I don`t understand why this time it said two positive and one negative.That is the part that I don`t get.That is the part I am asking clarifications about.

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #7 on: April 05, 2013, 12:18:04 PM »
You are most welcome . Wish we could help more but like I said before you are going to have to take this up with the clinic you tested at . Best of luck .

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Re: weird diagnosis from a haart nurse
« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2013, 01:13:36 PM »

I know he is clean because we regularly get tested.


What does regular bathing have to do with regular testing?

People who are hiv negative are hiv negative - end of story. I'm hiv positive and I'm also "clean", thank you very much. Don't use that kind of insulting language here, please.

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