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Worried,Stressed,Need help
« on: January 02, 2007, 07:31:43 AM »
HI their iam new have few questions

1. recently i went and done a full blood test for blood count ,immune system, etc sugar all that sort of testing the results came back 100% NOW what i want to know if i was positive to HIV/AIDS would that show a little sign in these normal blood tests or it has Nothing to do with that? what i mean is make the doctor have a slight idea by looking at the results ?


ALSO

I feel heaps dizzy at times , sometimes no energy...... then i get energy, and my legs seem to get weak do u guys think its hiv symptoms? 

please help

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2007, 07:41:33 AM »
The ONLY test which will tell you your HIV status is an HIV-specific test. The results of other blood tests and such are totally irrelevant in relation to HIV.

You haven't indicated why you think HIV might be an issue for you. If you have had unprotected intercourse, either vaginal or anal, then you need to get an HIV test. That should be done at 13 weeks past the most recent such incident.

As for your symptoms, there is nothing even remotely suggestive of HIV, but then neither the presence nor the absence of symptoms is ever the way to know about your HIV status.

Read the lesson on this site about Transmission and also about testing. You will find a link to them in the Welcome thread which opens this section. 
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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2007, 07:50:18 AM »
Well for example if u get HIV , are the symptoms that strong that the person will go doctors or they can go un noticed and go through body without even knowing?

or most of the time its powerful symptoms?


very worried , i thjink about it to much wether i have it or not ? could my brain be playing up aswell as its thinking about it to much and worrying so now everythin that happens i think its HIV ?

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2007, 07:51:35 AM »
I had unprotected vaginal sex thats why iam worried

Sometimes my below my knees feel like their is nothing very weak cant stand on then in 2-3 days goes back to normal

1. What is meant by running out of breath ? i dont understand is that when you try take a big breath u cant and is it common symptom

2. By thinking about having aids or not can ur brain make u abit crazy ? what i mean by crazy is everything u see with hiv aids it makes u think u have it , can that make u worried that everything that happens to u , u think its hiv symptoms or n such thing ? i think about it none stop could dat be most of my problem


3. i lost 2-3 kilos how many kg do u usually loose?

4. what is the most commen symptom that happens to almost every hiv infected person

etc
« Last Edit: January 02, 2007, 07:56:31 AM by dontknow »

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2007, 08:26:02 AM »
You know, you need to test. Symptoms or lack of symptoms means nothing when diagnosing hiv. The symptoms that you have stated are not relevant to hiv. HIV has no specific symptoms.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #5 on: January 02, 2007, 08:34:51 AM »
As Rod has said you do need to have an HIV test. That should be done at 13 weeks past the most recent unprotected incident.

From now on every time you have intercourse the insertive partner needs to be wearing a condom. No exceptions. (You haven't indicated if you are male or female which is why I am referring to the insertive partner). It doesn't matter what you think you know about the history of the person you are with. Or how great they look. A condom is a must.

There's absolutely nothing in what you are reporting as symptoms which suggest HIV. You need to discuss your symptoms with your doctor. A good deal of what you're describing maybe stress-related. We can't diagnose anything here. That's what you have a doctor for.

And remember, always use condoms in the future. No exceptions.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2007, 01:46:44 AM »
Iam very scared to go doctors incase iam positive , Is their any other way i can get tested

Iam getting very dizzy always is that a possible symptom aswell can someone help me?

I dont know what to do what usually happens when your positive as in to your body ? anyone tell me please

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2007, 02:27:12 AM »
dontknow

You don´t need to go to the doctor for an HIV test.

Assuming you are living in the US, you can  buy a Home Access Test: http://www.homeaccess.com/

This test is fully anonymous and you can have the result in one day. You´ll be given a number to call and the result is given over the phone.

Hope this helps!
D.


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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2007, 04:22:41 AM »
Living in australia is their anything i can do please help very worried , by lookin at my body can i tell or not? or any other ways

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2007, 04:43:07 AM »
Hey, I'm from Sydney, Australia, too.....

Have you done anything to put yourself at risk...? Speaking from my own personal experience, I have been celibate for about 6 years (through my own choice) and recently, I was scared because I kissed someone and rushed off to have a needless HIV test which of course came back negative. I actually haven't done anything to put myself at risk although I can't entirely shake off my irrational anxiety.  Sometimes, when an illness is as widely publicised as HIV is, it causes a degree of hysteria.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2007, 05:15:14 AM »
Adonis how long will it take to get test results and is their such thing as annonymous test in australia for HIV

can you tell me , iam very worried i have had unprotected sex 2 times.

Just very worried , i feel very dizzy could it be that i spend 15 hours a day on the pc or ? please help

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2007, 05:16:16 AM »
What is a needless test? How can i do that and is that accurate?


i dont understand how you are tested for HIV? which is the needless way i would like to get that done?

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #12 on: January 03, 2007, 05:24:03 AM »
don't know:

From what I know, there isn't an anonymous HIV test available in Australia. You will have to go to a GP and have your blood drawn like everyone else. Having gone through a series of 'needless' tests myself, I know what the procedure is. You will have to wait for 5 days to receive the result.

A 'needless' test is one that doesn't need to be done because logically and rationally, there is no way one could expose themselves to any risk. However, as in your case, you have stated that you have had 2 instances of unprotected vaginal sex, so therefore I stronglu urge you to consider getting tested as soon as possible because in fact you have put yourself at risk.

I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you and will have you in my prayers f9r a negative result for you. However, even if it comes back positive, just know that it is not the end. The wonderful people on this board can attest to that.

I'm here to offer support to you if you need it. Send me a private message if you want to talk. I'm not HIV positive, but I am a wonderful person and a great listener.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2007, 06:36:09 AM »
Did you mean " What is  a needleless test?" It's an oral test where they take swab tests of the inside of your mouth between your cheeks and gums. No blood is required for those tests.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #14 on: January 03, 2007, 06:52:16 AM »
Can they determine if your postive or not by doing that mouth check? and is that on the spot result or i have to wait

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2007, 06:53:35 AM »
Adonis,

You are in no position to be giving advice on this forum. Please desist. Thank you for your cooperation.

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #16 on: January 03, 2007, 06:54:05 AM »
don't,

The oral swab tests normally give results in twenty minutes.

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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

Offline Adonis

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #17 on: January 03, 2007, 07:06:40 AM »
Ann,

Does that mean that only people who are HIV + are the only ones who can transmit their knowledge and offer support and understanding to others? I meant well......

I don't claim to be an expert, but I do know some information that could be of help......

Offline dontknow

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #18 on: January 03, 2007, 07:12:09 AM »
would any of you happen to know if thats available in australia regarding the oral swab tests?

or is it only available in the usa? can they do that in aus? and in 20 min i get results? is it accurate?

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« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2007, 08:18:27 AM »
don't,

I would imagine that the rapid tests are available in Australia. Ring your local hosptial and ask for the GUM or Sexual Health clinic.

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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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2007, 05:37:19 AM »
Can someone just tell me the main things that happen to a person while having hiv ? explain im sure there has to be something happenin to a person like what they feel like symptoms etc

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Re: HI NEW NEED HELP
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2007, 06:17:01 AM »
I can't be of any help to you. I had no symptoms. Wasn't on meds for almost 21 years. Worked every week of those 21 years. So I really don't have anything that would be helpful, besides symptoms or lack of symptoms are no way to diagnosis HIV, nor does HIV have any specific symptoms.

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« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2007, 07:29:20 AM »
don't,

Every person's body is different and every person's body deals with hiv differently. There is no point discussing symptoms with you. Symptoms will not reveal your hiv status, only testing will.

The production of antibodies is the ONE thing that people with hiv DO have in common. You cannot see or detect the presence of these antibodies in any way except for an antibody test. Go have one done. Ignorance is not bliss, no matter if you are hiv positive or hiv negative. Go test.

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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Chances
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2007, 07:51:20 PM »
What are the chances of getting HIV? do Gay People have more chance to get the disease?

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« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2007, 08:01:07 PM »
don't,

I've merged your new thread into your original thread - where you should post all your additional thoughts or questions. It helps us to help you when you keep all your additional thoughts or questions in one thread.

If you need help finding your thread when you come here, click on the "Show own posts" link under your name in the left-hand column of any forum page.

Please also read through the Welcome Thread so you can familiarize yourself with our Forum Posting Guidelines. Thank you for your cooperation.

Anyone who has unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse risks being infected with hiv or other sexually transmitted infections. Hiv does not know what the sexuality of a person is, what colour they are, where they live, how they earn a living or whatever.

Hiv is an equal opportunity infector. Use condoms and protect yourself, regardless who you are.

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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Stuck
« Reply #25 on: March 11, 2007, 06:22:03 PM »
Hi people  just last week i got my blood results back , i got tested for liver,glucose,blood count,immune system, all the results came back normal saying that my immune system is working and nothing is unusual could i still have hiv?

i got another question...... from below my knees some days i feel very weak or shaky like as if it has no energy then couple days after its all good, the other thing is has anyone got pictures of what mouth thrush looks like or can anyone describe it thanks

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« Reply #26 on: March 11, 2007, 06:45:19 PM »
Dont,

I've merged your threads AGAIN - please read the forum posting guidelines in the Welcome Thread and get with the program already. Thank you for your cooperation.

Re-read your entire thread again. We've already told you the ONLY way to know your hiv status is through the hiv antibody test. Symptoms or even the lack of symptoms mean NOTHING when it comes to hiv. Go test and get it over with. There's nothing more we can tell you. Go. Test. Now.

Ann


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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: Stuck
« Reply #27 on: March 15, 2007, 04:40:51 PM »
Ok people those of you living with hiv , how does your body feel everyday? what kind of things happens to your body , i.e  when you wake up etc?

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« Reply #28 on: March 15, 2007, 05:07:45 PM »
You're not listening.

At this point it's none of your business nor is it helpful to you, (even if you don't see it that way), for you to get into asking those who are HIV+ how they feel physically when they wake up. In fact it's downright stupid.

If you insist on continuing this kind of inappropriate approach you're going to get a time out. Consider yourself warned!

Cut the frabber jabber and get tested.

No kidding.   
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Worried,Stressed,Need help
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2008, 04:16:00 AM »
people iam very stressed for the last 18months i can't stop thinking every day now i need help and if someoen can answer that would be good

firstly , i travelled to another country , when arriving after going to the toilet i had diahreaa stool full of blood going to the toilet 4-5 times a day, with full blood coming out, i went into the hospital they put me in a bed and done different tests every day , from stool tests to normal blood tests and blood counts etc... everything came back good with nothing coming back bad , now it lasted 13 days or so,but as it went onto like the 8th day onwards i went to the toilet 1-2 times a day from 4-5, it was bright red colour and towards the end it turned dark maroon and they gave me medications and the stool became normal, i also had fever, now iam wondering what it could have been? as i asked the doctor he said no infections was picked up in the tests, so what could it be? also they done a Colonsocopy and one colonscopy showed Ulcerative Coloitis and another test showed No ulcerative colitis,

now iam worried as i have had unprotected sex with a female Only vaginal..3times,for 4-5 minutes each time.... once i arrived back to the country i stay at , i went to the doctors to do all sorts of tests like he done a CBC COUNT, then he done IgM testing , then he done like 10 other blood tests with urine tests etc.... and also ordered a colonscopy again and nothing came back in any of the test all the test results was normal.
now i have been stressing out thinking i have hiv , but i have never test for hiv but have done pretty much every other test , can the stress cause fatigue , i get that alot there are days when i dont stop thinking about it , but now iam recovered and have since done more blood test and my doctor keeps telling me everything is ok...

can someone help me and please explain to me what could have happend to me ? and if iam Male hetrosexual and i had sex 3times only Unprotected vaginal sex is it a big risk?

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« Reply #30 on: June 19, 2008, 04:33:40 AM »
Don't,

I've merged your threads AGAIN. Just because you haven't been here in a while doesn't mean you don't have to abide by our posting guidelines like everyone else. Keep creating new threads and I'll start deleting them instead of merging them. OK?

Your bloody diarrhea has nothing to do with hiv. Keep working with your doctor.

As for unprotected intercourse, it IS a risk for hiv infection and you do need to test. Testing is the ONLY way to know your hiv status. The odds are in your favour of testing negative, but as you have had a risk you do need to test.

This has already been explained to you. You will not be allowed to use this forum as a place to play guessing games about your hiv status. Go test and get it over with.

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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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Re: Worried,Stressed,Need help
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2008, 11:22:55 PM »
my doctor ordered an IgM test , and it came back good so if something was wrong would it show in that test?

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« Reply #32 on: June 20, 2008, 11:38:47 PM »
No. IgM testing will not reveal your HIV status, that requires HIV antibody testing.

MtD

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« Reply #33 on: June 21, 2008, 03:21:35 AM »
Don't,

Please don't send me private messages seeking advice. It's against the rules.

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« Reply #34 on: June 21, 2008, 08:15:34 AM »
Don't,

Did you read my last post to you? You will not be allowed to use this forum as a place to play guessing games about your hiv status. Go test and get it over with.

Keep posting about anything other than your hiv antibody test result and I'll give you a time out.

GO TEST!

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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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