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Author Topic: Right, your HIV just disappeared...  (Read 1624 times)

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Offline ChaplinGuy

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Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« on: February 21, 2007, 06:33:48 AM »

Man, this is going to do a ton of damage. Wonder how long it is before people start asking questions about the probability it disappears in the Am I Infected? section...

http://www.presstelegram.com/sports/ci_5270441

Offline Cliff

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2007, 06:45:39 AM »
If it was inaccurate why did it take 10 years to find that out?  I wonder if he is equating an undetectable viral load with a negative HIV test.  Though it does say that the boxing medical experts have reviewed his case, so presumably if there was something funny going on they would have pointed it out by now.  Strange indeed.

Offline tigger2376

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2007, 06:46:01 AM »
Just because it may be true for one man its not going to be generally true. There are too many of these irresponsible types of reporting. look at the andrew stimpson thing in the Uk, where is he now?
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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #3 on: February 21, 2007, 10:47:28 AM »
I think it's a distinct possibility that he had a false positive result all those years ago, when the tests weren't as reliable. After all, once a person has been deemed to be hiv positive, how many people repeat the antibody tests? It's happened before in a couple cases where someone tested positive on the older tests and were later found to have had a false positive. It hasn't happened very often, but it has happened. It doesn't seem to happen now though (to people being diagnosed today), with the more advanced tests and tighter confirmation proceedures in place.

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Offline Ihavehope

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #4 on: February 21, 2007, 10:53:10 AM »
Sad.
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12/19/06 - CD4 = 240  22% VL = 26,300
1/4/07 - CD4 = 200 16% VL = ?
2/9/07 = Started Kaletra/Truvada
3/13/07 = CD4 = 386 22% VL ?

Offline Boo Radley

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #5 on: February 21, 2007, 11:02:29 AM »
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"We checked with a number of infectious disease specialists who say that they are finding more and more situations with people with or without treatment who had HIV, it disappeared," Arum said. "It's in the medical literature. In any event, there is not a trace."

Oh, boy, disappearing HIV and a cure (in another thread) all in the same week.  I am going to hold my breath until HIV disappears from my body (which, technically, it will after my corpse is no longer a viable host). 

I'm rushing to the clinic today to demand an Oraquick, ELISA, and WB test be taken immediately!!  Maybe my CD4 count dropped to 169 of its own accord.

So much good news can't help but prove that today AIDS is a walk-in-the-park, a minor problem like dandruff, nothing to worry one's silly head about.  And I am Marie of Roumania...

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #6 on: February 21, 2007, 12:55:12 PM »
I think it's a distinct possibility that he had a false positive result all those years ago, when the tests weren't as reliable. After all, once a person has been deemed to be hiv positive, how many people repeat the antibody tests? It's happened before in a couple cases where someone tested positive on the older tests and were later found to have had a false positive. It hasn't happened very often, but it has happened. It doesn't seem to happen now though (to people being diagnosed today), with the more advanced tests and tighter confirmation proceedures in place.

Ann


Ann, i thought they are still using the same test as they were using ten years ago, basically Elisa and Western Block. I don't think the test itself has been more refined or advanced unless there is a specif paper that states how.
Spekaing of how many that gets retested, Christine Maggiore (the dissdient queen) did and ketp coming up with different lab result which is supposedly the reason why she got into the whole dissident realm.
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Offline jkinatl2

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #7 on: February 21, 2007, 01:09:57 PM »
but... youd think that things like viral load and stuff would have tipped off the doctors, during routine medical visits post-test.

Then again, Morrison has no real credibility, as he kept changing his story re: transmission and has been a very vocal dissident since his diagnosis.

He's a boiling mound of whack, in my opinion.

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Offline aupointillimite

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #8 on: February 21, 2007, 01:11:35 PM »
He could be lying.

"Where's my virus?  Has anyone seen my virus?"

I manage to lose my dignity, my social security card, passport, and head from time to time... but never HIV.

No fair.
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Offline skeebo1969

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Re: Right, your HIV just disappeared...
« Reply #9 on: February 21, 2007, 01:25:51 PM »
He could be lying.

"Where's my virus?  Has anyone seen my virus?"

I manage to lose my dignity, my social security card, passport, and head from time to time... but never HIV.

No fair.

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