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Offline nettarakonam

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worried....
« on: March 16, 2014, 01:59:54 AM »
dear sir
im 28 year old male from india. i had unprotected sex with a girl 2 year ago. now im experiencing all the symptoms of hiv. skin rashes, swollen glands, blurred vision, floatters of vision,weight loss, fungal infection all over body etc.. im experiencing these symptoms for last 1 year. i was afraid to get tested. oneweek ago i got tested HIV ELISA test.
my result status is.
HIV,syrum by ELISA- observed value 0.08(non reactive) - REFERENCE RANGE >0.36: REACTIVE,< 0.36: NON REACTIVE
what it means? non reactive means negative right?
can i believe this result and move on? or need further test?
im still worried because i still have all these symptoms.
is these tests are accurate?
please help ...

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Re: worried....
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2014, 07:07:29 AM »
Net,

Yes, non-reactive means negative. You do not have hiv.

Provided this is the only unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse you've had, then you are conclusively hiv negative and you do not need further testing.

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: worried....
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2014, 07:36:50 AM »
thnx ann
i dont have any sexual exposure for last two year. I read somewhere that ELISA test need additional western blood test to confirm the result. Is that require in my case? i am still worried of these symptoms.. can i move on? can we 100% believe
in ELISA  test?
 

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Re: worried....
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2014, 07:41:13 AM »
thnx ann
i dont have any sexual exposure for last two year. I read somewhere that ELISA test need additional western blood test to confirm the result. Is that require in my case? i am still worried of these symptoms.. can i move on? can we 100% believe
in ELISA  test?
Western Blots are only used to confirm a positive result, not a negative.

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Re: worried....
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2014, 09:00:11 AM »
Nett,

Yes, the hiv test you took is reliable and believable, so please believe that you do not have hiv.

As Rodney said, the Western Blot test is only used when an ELISA antibody test is positive. It is used to rule out false positive results. There is absolutely no need for a WB test when an antibody test has come back negative (non-reactive) when it has been done at the end of the window period. You took your test two years outside the end of the three month window period, therefore it is conclusively hiv negative.

If you feel unwell, see your doctor. You have already conclusively ruled out hiv as a possible cause. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of possible causes for your symptoms.

Hiv isn't the only pathogen in the world - but it is one that you have ruled out as a cause of your symptoms. Go see your doctor to find out what IS causing them. Whatever that may be, it is NOT hiv. You do NOT have hiv!

In future, use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will continue to not have hiv. It really is that simple.

Ann
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Re: worried....
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2014, 09:42:50 AM »
thnx ann

now i feel relax.. thnku very much.. i was living with this hiv fear for last 2 year.. now i understood that symptoms are nothing to do with hiv.. im regret now. because i wasted 2 years... :(
atlast im happy now..
again thnku for ur kind reply..
i never do unprotected sex again.. i dont want to face this situation again in my life..:)

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Re: worried....
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2014, 09:59:35 AM »
Nett,

You're welcome. Good to know you've learned something through your participation here.

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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