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Author Topic: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test  (Read 11655 times)

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Offline ACinKC

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Re: Low lymphocytes
« Reply #50 on: February 20, 2007, 07:59:49 PM »
Exactly.  I tested 4 times before I got my positive result and I didnt have the anxiety you are experiencing.  There was nothing I could do to change it just like there is nothing you can do.

LIFE is not a race to the grave with the intention of arriving safely
in a pretty and well-preserved body, but, rather to skid in broadside,
thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming--WOW! WHAT A
RIDE!!!

Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Low lymphocytes
« Reply #51 on: February 20, 2007, 09:16:12 PM »
yea you are right. but u must have had some fear going in to test before you found out your status come on now...

Offline RapidRod

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Re: Low lymphocytes
« Reply #52 on: February 20, 2007, 09:20:34 PM »
No I didn't have a fear of testing. I wasn't thinking about being positive either.

Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Low lymphocytes
« Reply #53 on: February 20, 2007, 09:47:33 PM »
oh alright i see i guess if you dont think your positive and you thought you were neg it would be different. For me everytime i go in for testing i always try to prepare myself for the worst because you never know what could be the out come and things always happen at least from my experience when you least expect them to

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Re: Low lymphocytes
« Reply #54 on: February 21, 2007, 07:16:53 AM »
Afraid,

Your boils don't become infected, they ARE infections. I'll tell you one more time and then I'm done with your boils. GO TO YOUR DOCTOR and ask for a prescription for the antibiotic wash you put in the bath. You have to use it daily for a week or two and that should clear up your recurrent boils. Make sure you use a clean towel each day and put clean clothes on too. How do I know this? Because I had a bout with recurrent boils YEARS ago, LONG before I was hiv positive. That's what I had to do to get rid of the problem.

If you keep coming here to moan about your boils instead of going to the doctor, I'm going to give you a time out - pending test or no pending test.

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Offline IM AFRAID

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Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #55 on: August 29, 2007, 01:45:44 PM »
i have been expericing hives for the past couple dayz and went to the doctor and they said it has to do with a allergy but i have never had allergyies to anything so im thinking its a autoimmune response that i have gotten maybe because of hiv or the hives may be caused by hiv but im not sure. Im getting hiv tested today so would this effect my test??? im also taking antihistime medications also.

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #56 on: August 29, 2007, 03:03:48 PM »
Afraid,

This is the second time I've had to merge 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.

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If an autoimmune problem affects hiv antibody test results at all, it usually results in a false positive, not a false negative.

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Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2007, 03:07:37 PM »
will what if i get a positive result, then im really goin to be freaked out, and im sure they well then do the wb test to confirm the positive result. I just been experiencing hives all throught my body in different places and if it aint a allergic reaction then its from hiv right???? They told me at the doctor that they gave me a shot of some type of steriod also and im afraid that can mess up my hiv test as well

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2007, 03:13:54 PM »
Afraid,

Two things: One, I've never in my life heard of hiv causing hives. Hives are an allergic reaction to something in the environment and hiv is not an allergen nor is it in the environment.

Two, if you're so worried about your recent physical/medical events affecting your test, simply wait a few days.

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

Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2007, 03:25:08 PM »
does a injection of steriod mess with the hiv test also?????
or a antihistmine???

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2007, 04:17:22 PM »
No, an injection with a steriod will not affect your test result.

Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2007, 04:31:21 PM »
im not even sure i have a autoimmune dieases it could be a allergy but ive never had allergys to anything and everything ive been doing recently has been things i alwayz do. So if i do have a autoimmune diease then for sure the hiv test im going to take will more than likey show a false positive??

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2007, 04:48:46 PM »
Your confirmative test will not show a false positive.

Offline Ann

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #63 on: August 29, 2007, 06:27:31 PM »
Afraid,

How many times over the course of the past six months have you been asked to read the Welcome thread and read the guidelines? How many opportunities have you had to do this? Yet today you applied for a new account, something which is expressly forbidden on this website and you should have read that in the Welcome thread. It's also something you had to agree to when you signed up the first time around, so you have no excuse.

You need to understand that our answers are not going to change, even if your username changes.

I have rejected your new account application. Try that again and you will be permanently banned. Seriously.

You're on the verge of a time out as it is.

Ann
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Offline IM AFRAID

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #64 on: August 29, 2007, 07:44:28 PM »
ok the last time i logged on here ann was a long time ago maybe even a year ago, so i forgot my username and password, and then accidently i applied for a new account to try and start again over, i didn't do anything on purpose on here so sorry about my decision to open a new account to try and come back on here. I then noticed the forgot ur password part of ur website and retrived my password and my old account and came in and posted on a new topic in here dam sorry is that is so bad please im sorry. I just got back from the hiv clinic and my test came back neg so now im trying to find out what eles is causing all these skin problems im experiencing, my be another std?????

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Re: Does a autoimmune response effect the hiv test
« Reply #65 on: August 30, 2007, 04:11:15 AM »
Afraid,

Just like we told you repeatedly earlier in the year, you need to see your doctor about your skin problems. Get a referral to a dermatologist. We cannot diagnose you here and whatever is going on with you has NOTHING to do with hiv.

This is an hiv website and there is nothing more we can do for you 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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