Quantcast

Subscribe to:
POZ magazine
E-newsletters
Join POZ: Facebook MySpace Twitter Pinterest
Tumblr Google+ Flickr MySpace
POZ Personals
Sign In / Join
Username:
Password:
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
August 01, 2014, 12:50:20 PM

Login with username, password and session length


Members
Stats
  • Total Posts: 632657
  • Total Topics: 47924
  • Online Today: 288
  • Online Ever: 585
  • (January 07, 2014, 02:31:47 PM)
Users Online

Welcome


Welcome to the POZ/AIDSmeds Community Forums, a round-the-clock discussion area for people with HIV/AIDS, their friends/family/caregivers, and others concerned about HIV/AIDS.  Click on the links below to browse our various forums; scroll down for a glance at the most recent posts; or join in the conversation yourself by registering on the left side of this page.

Privacy Warning:  Please realize that these forums are open to all, and are fully searchable via Google and other search engines. If you are HIV positive and disclose this in our forums, then it is almost the same thing as telling the whole world (or at least the World Wide Web). If this concerns you, then do not use a username or avatar that are self-identifying in any way. We do not allow the deletion of anything you post in these forums, so think before you post.

  • The information shared in these forums, by moderators and members, is designed to complement, not replace, the relationship between an individual and his/her own physician.

  • All members of these forums are, by default, not considered to be licensed medical providers. If otherwise, users must clearly define themselves as such.

  • Forums members must behave at all times with respect and honesty. Posting guidelines, including time-out and banning policies, have been established by the moderators of these forums. Click here for “Am I Infected?” posting guidelines. Click here for posting guidelines pertaining to all other POZ/AIDSmeds community forums.

  • We ask all forums members to provide references for health/medical/scientific information they provide, when it is not a personal experience being discussed. Please provide hyperlinks with full URLs or full citations of published works not available via the Internet. Additionally, all forums members must post information which are true and correct to their knowledge.

  • Product advertisement—including links; banners; editorial content; and clinical trial, study or survey participation—is strictly prohibited by forums members unless permission has been secured from POZ.

To change forums navigation language settings, click here (members only), Register now

Para cambiar sus preferencias de los foros en español, haz clic aquí (sólo miembros), Regístrate ahora

Finished Reading This? You can collapse this or any other box on this page by clicking the symbol in each box.

Welcome to Am I Infected

IMPORTANT UPDATE
Posted Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Welcome to the "Am I Infected?" POZ forum.

New members -- those who have posted three or fewer messages -- are permitted to post questions and responses, free of charge (make them count!). Ongoing participation in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- posting more than three questions or responses -- requires a paid subscription.

A seven-day subscription is $9.99, a 30-day subscription is $14.99 and a 90-day subscription is $24.99.

Anyone who needs to post more than three messages in the "Am I Infected?" forum -- including past, present and future POZ Forums members -- will need to subscribe, with secure payments made via PayPal.

There will be no charge to continue reading threads in the "Am I Infected?" forum, nor will there be a charge for participating in any of the Main Forums; Meds, Mind, Body & Benefits; and Off Topic Forums. Similarly, all POZ and AIDSmeds pages, including our "How is HIV Transmitted?" and "Am I Infected? (A Guide to Testing for HIV)" lessons, will remain accessible to all. 

NOTE: HIV testing questions will still need to be posted in the "Am I Infected?" forum; attempts to post HIV symptoms or testing questions in any other forums will be considered violations of our rules of membership and subject to time-outs and permanent bans.

To learn how to upgrade your Forums account to participate beyond three posts in the "Am I Infected?" Forum, please click here.

Thank you for your understanding and future support of the best online support service for people living with, affected by and at risk for HIV.

Author Topic: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result  (Read 1125 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« on: August 12, 2013, 08:47:15 PM »
I had very limited exposure. Couple oral sex with girls and one time I penetrated someone's vagina for less then 30 seconds, it was unprotected.
My encounters were  between last 5 years to last 5 months ( 2008 to March 2013). I did not do anything for last 5 months
 
After last exposure, I took 2 ICMA HIV test for HIV 1/O/2 they were negative. I took HIV-1 RNA test, it was negative too. I took one HIV-1 DNA test, it was also negative.
But I am concerned cause I had Shingles which healed right away as soon I took medications. Now I have white tongue for last couple months, doctors told me it is not thrush. But I think it is thrush. My nails are changing, got yellow and long stripes. My left ear is ringing for last 4 weeks.

last Friday ( Aug 09, 2013)  I took HIV-2 and CD4 count. Test result came back today. It is too quick. ID office called me to make an appointment, I am concerned.
Test result came back so quickly, what does it mean? Do I have it after so many tests?
 
Today is going to be a long night for me. Cannot stop worrying.
Please response me quickly.

I am worried sick.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #1 on: August 12, 2013, 08:52:49 PM »
The HIV test you took are conclusive that you do not have HIV , so you need to see your doc again about the symptoms and find out why you are sick , its  not HIV .

The testing window period is 6 weeks post exposure and again at 3 months , you tested conclusively HIV negative beyond what is required .

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2013, 08:59:00 PM »
I already took HIV-2 and CD4 test last week. Tests came back so quickly in 2 business days, what does it mean?

My HIV-1 RNA and HIV-1 DNA tests were negative. What are the changes of I am getting infected with HIV-2 or HIV 0/N?

My WBC is also normal.

Jeff I know I am acting irrational, please have little patience with me.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 09:08:56 PM »
How much time passed between the time you had unprotected sex and the two negative HIV test ? if it was 3 months past your last exposure than you are HIV negative .

I wish I could answer why your new test came back so fast but I cant . Perhaps they processed them quickly because they were not busy , any way I wouldn't make too much over it because you are simply guessing . Wish I could be of more help .

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #4 on: August 12, 2013, 09:19:25 PM »
here is all my sexual exposure:  I had sex in 2007 just for 30 seconds, it was unprotected.
In 2008 I had virginal sex with 2 condoms.
In between 2009 - 2011, I had oral with 2 girls.
I met some girl in December 2012, I just fingered her and sucked her breast nothing else. March 2013 I kissed a girl. That's all.  My tests are all after 3-5 months after my kissing of the girl in March 2012. Even my tests are after 3 months of kissing.


Online RapidRod

  • Member
  • Posts: 15,281
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #5 on: August 12, 2013, 09:21:18 PM »
The only risk you had was unprotected vaginal or anal back in 2007.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #6 on: August 12, 2013, 09:27:07 PM »
You are worrying over nothing . Go collect your negative result as soon as you can and you will feel better .

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013, 10:04:29 PM »
Jeff/Rapid Please answer.
1. Is it possible to have normal CBC count after my 2007 exposure which is like 6 years. Is it possible to have a lower CD4 count with normal CBC count?

2. How rare is HIV 2 and HIV 0/N in USA?

3. Is there any chance my ICMA HIV 1/O/2, HIV-1 RNA and HIV1-DNA are false negative?

4. If I was tested positive in HIV-2 test I think it is RNA, would they have done western blot or something like that?

5. Does oral Thrush hurt or burn? Cause it never hurts or burn for me  and I don't have any sore either.

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2013, 10:09:20 PM »
My WBC count:

WBC 8.9 THOUS/MCL

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2013, 10:10:24 PM »
Hi worried you are only allowed to post 3 questions before having to buy a subscription , that's why you cant post anymore .

You tested negative in the proper window period and do not have HIV . You need to simply wait and get your newest results , they will be negative also because you haven't had a risk since 2007 , none of the other things are of concern .   

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2013, 10:14:48 PM »
Jeff/Rod Please  Please answer my questions.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2013, 10:17:15 PM »
If you had thrush it would be horribly painful , so its not thrush .

Im done with this for now and have done all I can do , perhaps another moderator can get through to you .

Offline jkinatl2

  • Member
  • Posts: 6,007
  • Doo. Dah. Dipp-ity.
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #12 on: August 12, 2013, 10:40:59 PM »
I am very sorry you are feeling ill. I am also sorry you opted to waste money on a subscription to the forum.

We will absolutely not be holding your hand each and every time you have an unwarranted concern. You need to talk to a professional counselor about your irrational fear of HIV. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy works wonders for people with your irrational fear. I sincerely hope that you pursue that avenue.

"Many people, especially in the gay community, turn to oral sex as a safer alternative in the age of AIDS. And with HIV rates rising, people need to remember that oral sex is safer sex. It's a reasonable alternative."

-Kimberly Page-Shafer, PhD, MPH

Welcome Thread

Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #13 on: August 12, 2013, 11:12:03 PM »
Thanks Guy. I am going to post my result as soon I get it.


Offline worried0876

  • member
  • Member
  • Posts: 8
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2013, 11:57:15 PM »
My doctor called me and told me my CD4 count is 1549.
Given my exposure is long time ago, I am on clear?

I did not get my HIV2- RNA test result yet.

My left ear is ringing for last 4 weeks non-stop. It just gives me constant reminder something is not right with me.

Offline Jeff G

  • Administrator
  • Member
  • Posts: 10,876
  • How am I doing Beren ?
Re: Waiting on HIV-2 RNA and CD4 test result
« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2013, 12:01:48 AM »
You have been told you do not have HIV already so there isn't really anything to add .

You have already tested negative , give it up .

 


Terms of Membership for these forums
 

© 2014 Smart + Strong. All Rights Reserved.   terms of use and your privacy
Smart + Strong® is a registered trademark of CDM Publishing, LLC.