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Am i infected , i need help
« on: December 20, 2008, 11:43:36 AM »
I had an unprotected vaginal relationship with an CSW . İt was 79 days ago . I have an negative result from COMBO test ( 4. generation)(HIV p24 Ag + IgG COMBI) at 22. day and 45. day, 58.day ELIISA (3. generation)(EIA) negative. I had some flu semtomps(40 degree fire,Lymph cloth swell,headache,diarhoea ,three weeks cough vs..)at day 37. I am really scread and i need your advice.How safe i am ? Do i need more testing.

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« Last Edit: December 20, 2008, 11:48:01 AM by unnamed1717 »

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2008, 11:49:29 AM »
3 months post exposure will give you a conclusive negative test.

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« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2008, 11:59:18 AM »
Thanks for the quick reply

I'd like to ask something else if you don't mind; how reliable is the test i took after 3 weeks since the initial symptoms?

Thanks

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2008, 12:04:09 PM »
It's not for a recent infection but it does show that you have never been exposed in the past.

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2008, 12:08:27 PM »
What do you mean?

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #5 on: December 20, 2008, 12:10:50 PM »
Meaning you took the test to early for it to be accurate for the exposure you are concern with.

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #6 on: December 20, 2008, 12:12:56 PM »
un,

The vast majority of people who have actually been infected will seroconvert and test positive by six weeks. A six week negative must be confirmed at the three month point.

The symptoms SOME people experience (not all do) are not caused by the virus itself. They are caused by the process the body goes through while producing antibodies. So, if you've tested negative after having had symptoms for a while, it's not likely to be hiv infection causing them.

However, you have had a risk and you do need to confirm your negative status at three months. I don't expect your results to change.

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 with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through all three 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.

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: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #7 on: December 20, 2008, 12:26:38 PM »
Is there any chance for the test result to change after 9 weeks of possible exposure? I am really scread and i need your advice...

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« Reply #8 on: December 20, 2008, 12:28:18 PM »
un,

I do not expect your negative result to change.

Start using condoms and it won't change ever.

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« Reply #9 on: December 20, 2008, 04:34:27 PM »
Meaning you took the test to early for it to be accurate for the exposure you are concern with.

I am really scread..How much correct this?Can I trust to the tests?Can it change 13 weeks test results ?

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2008, 06:34:58 PM »
I agree with Ann. I expect you to continue to test negative at 13 weeks.

Stop with the drama. You have a bit more of waiting time to get through. Get productively busy with other things and that will help the time to pass. Don't bother telling us that you're too scared to think of doing other things because that won't fly in here.

Now, get busy. We expect you to come out of this ok. Keep us posted on your result.
Andy Velez

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2008, 05:15:40 PM »
There is  2months cough..are you Hiv possible?

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« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2008, 05:38:03 PM »
So you have a cold. See your doctor if you have a concern about your cold.

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« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2008, 05:51:44 PM »
I went the doctor..No problem!!!I have drew Lung film..No problem!!Doctor says problem is never...

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« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2008, 06:10:50 PM »
The average time to seroconversion is 22 days. All but the very smallest number of those who are going to seroconvert will do so within 4-6 weeks after an exposure to the HIV virus.

Which all means that it is virtually certain that your negative result at 9 weeks will result in another negative at 13 weeks.

Now as I said previously, stop indulging in all this drama and get busy with other things until you re-test, at which time I expect you to get another negative result.
Andy Velez

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Re: Am i infected , i need help
« Reply #15 on: December 24, 2008, 06:28:53 PM »
Thank you for questions Andy Velez...

I am coughing 2 months..It didn't pass what do..

Dear Andy Velez;

First test 21.day(p24 ag ab)
Secondary test 45.day(ELISA EIA)
Last test 58.day(ELISA EIA)

Symtomps start:37.day..

I'd like to ask something else if you don't mind; how reliable is the test i took after 3 weeks since the initial symptoms?

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« Reply #16 on: December 24, 2008, 06:45:17 PM »
ARS symptoms if one has them come at 2-4 weeks post exposure and last 1-2 weeks. So your cough has nothing to do with HIV.

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« Reply #17 on: December 24, 2008, 06:55:49 PM »
Thank you for questions RapidRod..

ARS symptoms 1-6 weeks is writing internet? are you not correct?and 2-4 Continuous ars symptomps..are you correct?

I am not able to trust 58.day test..

one more questions; 21.day p24 ag/ab test reliable? 21.day p24(negatif) later 90.day elisa(pozitif) Is there the probability??

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« Reply #18 on: December 24, 2008, 07:06:04 PM »
You've already been told that based on your negative results we expect you to continue to test negative when you re-test at 13 weeks. You need to get busy with other things instead of making yourself more anxious by trying to "figure things out" now. You can't get an absolute answer right now.

Get on with your life doing other things. We expect when you finally test that it will be negative.
Andy Velez

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« Reply #19 on: December 24, 2008, 07:14:47 PM »
You aren't answering the guess to private questions..thank you all for questions..
90 days later elisa test negatif  becomes I inform you..

I don't have any hope...

Best regards..

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« Reply #20 on: December 24, 2008, 07:40:47 PM »
If you can't understand what has already been explained to you then I sugget you move on. You were told that you need to get a test at 3 months post exposure to obtain a conclusive negative result. There is no more that we can help you with than has already been advised. You are correct we do not answer questions summitted to PMs.

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« Reply #21 on: December 25, 2008, 08:42:35 AM »
You don't have any hope? We've told you that we expect you to continue to test negative. Stop wasting your time and your life feeling sorry for yourself. Life is too short to be doing that. Get on with other things until you re-test and get the negative result we expect you to receive. Really. i
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« Reply #22 on: December 25, 2008, 05:29:35 PM »
Tomorrow I am going becoming 86.day test..

Best wishes me..:(:(

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« Reply #23 on: December 27, 2008, 12:58:38 PM »
 86.day COMBI(p24&Hiv-1/hiv-2)test results NEGATIVE(0,395)..

 Do i need more testing.??

Thank you for Everybody helping..I wish negative days Everybody...

Best regards..

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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2008, 01:44:43 PM »
No you do not anymore testing. You are NEGATIVE.

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« Reply #25 on: December 29, 2008, 07:14:11 AM »
HbsAg :Negative
Anti hcv:Negative
Anti hbs:Pozitive
Anti hiv:Negative

Does the test time change HİV and HBV enter the together?

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« Reply #26 on: December 29, 2008, 07:16:25 AM »
I don't understand your question although it's clear that you're HIV negative.
Andy Velez

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« Reply #27 on: December 29, 2008, 11:17:13 AM »
Thank you for all answers Andy velez..

1)Will I wait 6 months??

2)What are 6 month cases?Is Hepatit included?
« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 11:20:08 AM by unnamed1717 »

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« Reply #28 on: December 29, 2008, 11:20:15 AM »
Your test was conclusive you don't need further testing for HIV.

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« Reply #29 on: December 29, 2008, 12:06:36 PM »
Un,

Your positive HBV result does not have any effect on your hiv test. You ARE hiv negative.

However, your doctor should have told you that you need follow up testing for the Hepatitis B. You may or may not have a chronic infection and you won't know until further tests are conducted. This is important!

As far as hiv goes, you are ok. Make sure you use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will continue to avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple.

Ann

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« Last Edit: December 29, 2008, 12:11:30 PM by Ann »
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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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« Reply #30 on: December 29, 2008, 01:31:56 PM »
Thank you Ann..

I want the answer of this problem...

If two virus enters same moment..are you hiv window period different?

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« Reply #31 on: December 29, 2008, 01:50:54 PM »
un,

I already told you that hep B won't affect your hiv test result. The hiv window period remains the same.

Besides, you didn't necessarily get hep B from this encounter. Don't assume you did.

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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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« Reply #32 on: December 30, 2008, 06:34:12 AM »
Thank you for all answers POZ.COM. You are always number one..
I wish the happiness the life height..
Best regards...
« Last Edit: December 30, 2008, 06:36:09 AM by unnamed1717 »

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« Reply #33 on: December 30, 2008, 07:44:24 AM »
...and make sure in the future when you have intercourse, whether with professionals or others, that you always without exception use condoms. That's the way to make sure you won't ever have a problem again about a sexual exposure to HIV.
Andy Velez

 


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