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Offline 2014positive

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Waiting for confirmatory
« on: January 22, 2014, 07:11:57 AM »
So I got tested today and I was actually prepared to receive the "bad" news that I am reactive. What's worst is that I am also reactive to syphilis which i was surprised (maybe because of the gonorrhea but i had syphilis test before and it came out negative)

The deciding factor why i opted to have myself checked is that i have herpes zoster right now. Talk about triple whammy. Doctor said the zoster could be caused by my chickenpox before and that it was triggered because it is either i bumped into someone with herpes zoster or airborne infection or due to low immune system. So i thought of the last one and made me realize i COULD be HIV POSITIVE.

Right now I am waiting for the syphilis result so i can take the antibiotic shot if ever and right now i am taking valtrex for this cursed shingles.

As for the confirmatory, i believe i will have the reactive results considering all the things that i have right now. Although a part of me is still hoping that it will come out negative.

I am prepared to face this new chapter in my life and i am hoping to meet some guys here in Manila whom I can confide with.

I am just 26, only son and working.

I told my counsellor that  have been ready for the worst case and will accept it and fight it since I dont want to die yet. I'm not yet done with my financial obligations for my family and i want to travel more.

----26 and positive----

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Re: Waiting for confirmatory
« Reply #1 on: January 22, 2014, 09:08:43 AM »
2014,

As you have not actually had a positive hiv test result yet, I have moved your thread into the Am I Infected? forum as it is the more appropriate place for your concerns at this time.

Until you do have a confirmed positive result, do NOT post outside this thread in the Am I Infected? forum. I removed the post you left in someone else's thread, please do not do that again. Thank you for your cooperation.

I quoted your post below and removed the original from your thread, as you can only post three times in this forum before you have to take out a subscription.

Oh btw i engage in same sex activities.



Herpes zoster can happen to anyone at any time, provided they've had chickenpox at some point in their life. It doesn't mean you're hiv positive.

Syphilis is MUCH more easily transmitted than hiv, so testing positive for syphilis does not automatically mean you've been infected or even exposed to hiv. Syphilis can be transmitted through simple skin-to-skin contact, UNLIKE hiv, so syphilis can be transmitted even when using condoms.

Carefully reading your post, it doesn't actually look like you've had a positive result yet for syphilis either. You seem to be going on pure speculation that you've tested positive for either.

Speaking of condoms, if you've been using them like you should, each and every time you have anal or vaginal intercourse, then you haven't been at risk for hiv infection. You do not specify anything about your sexual behaviours and condom usage.

Again, do NOT post outside this thread or the Am I Infected? forum again until such time as you have actually been confirmed as hiv positive.

Being confirmed as hiv positive means that you have not only had a positive antibody test result, but you have ALSO had a positive Western Blot result. You cannot be considered hiv positive until you've also had a positive WB. False positive results can and do happen with antibody tests, and the WB test will confirm or rule out an actual infection.

Good luck with your test results. Hopefully you have been incorrectly assuming you're hiv positive.

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Re: Waiting for confirmatory
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 09:38:01 AM »
Hi Ann,

Please accept my apology for wrong posting. Yes I was just under pure speculation since all of them are related to HIV.

I had unprotected anal sex (which i forgot to mention) which made me more convinced that I contracted the virus.

And yes, still not confirmed and I am waiting 2 weeks for the results accdg to the counsellor.

I am praying to all the Gods and Goddesses there are that this is just a case of STI and that my herpes zoster was just caused by low immune system that is not HIV related.

Thanks!

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Re: Waiting for confirmatory
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 10:08:37 AM »
2014,

Please remember that you only have one free post left, and you can only post outside your thread in the Am I Infected? forum if, IF your have been confirmed as hiv positive by both antibody testing AND Western Blot testing.

Keep yourself busy with other things while you wait for your test results and the time will go much faster than you may imagine. Do yourself a favour and stay off hiv websites and do not google hiv. You'll only add to your anxiety for no good reason.

And regardless of your test results, you MUST start using condoms! If you are hiv positive and it's a new infection, you will be VERY infectious right now and you don't want to infect others. If you are hiv negative, you want to stay that way, so USE CONDOMS!

Good luck with your results.

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: Waiting for confirmatory
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 10:10:06 AM »
None of the things you are concerned about are specific to HIV and there are no clear links to point to an HIV infection in any thing you shared . The only way to know is to test at the appropriate time . You can test 6 weeks past any possible exposure and again at 3 months to confirm the results .

Please save your last post to come back with an update that you are HIV negative .

 


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