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Offline Weliooo

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Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« on: September 25, 2021, 11:08:41 pm »
It was the most horrible night in my life, first of all i am resident in middle east, which as you know having this dx is a death sentence for you, i am newly infected less than a  month.
But my biggest concern is that i am married, my wife is 3 months pregnant, but i assume she is pretty okay as no sex happened since the baby conception.
I spent the whole night feeling anxious, trying to sleep but getting but i could not, i am feeling like i am panicking, my heart rate is high, can't stop thinking or relax to find my next step.
I am going to a health care provider tomorrow to start the medications hopefully it works in time.
I am still suffering with symptoms like body aches and sweating and fatigue so i am assuming i am getting a having a high viral load at this point.
I still don't know what to do with my wife, but i don't plan to tell her now.
One of my concerns since i knew, are medications will be available on time or not, as i started reading about situation in my country which is not very promising.
I am trying to get any support, i am already suffocating and trying not to throw up, i always believed that i will be infected and once this happens i will kill myself.
But i wanna see my baby wanna make a life for it.
Anyway i will keep up with you guys, have support in my country is considered a low chance.

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2021, 11:17:57 pm »
Hiya,

Sorry to hear about the diagnosis.

You mentioned seeing the healthcare worker tomorrow, what did they say today regarding treatment when diagnosed and have they ordered follow-up labs?

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2021, 11:21:02 pm »
It is still 5 am here, so i waiting to call someone by 10 to make appointment
I did antibody test and it came positive, so it is my first step seeing  him today

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2021, 11:44:38 pm »
Hiya,

I've moved your post to this forum as you don't have a diagnosis, just a reactive result, I will presume it's from a rapid test kit.

I can understand a reactive result can be a shock and a lot to digest.

However, we see false reactive results here regularly and, until you have confirmation test results, there is no need to overthink things or get ahead of yourself.

Anyhow, the clinic/healthcare provider may run another antibodies test. If that yields another HIV reactive result, they will get confirmation testing done after that, including the VL. Keep working with the clinic/healthcare provider to get further testing done.

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I still don't know what to do with my wife, but i don't plan to tell her now.

You will see the healthcare provider in the morning, you don't have a diagnosis yet, so no need to panic or stress your wife today.

Now, it's standard to offer an HIV screening here during pregnancy, and with higher-risk patients, they would offer a repeat test later.  I'm not sure if that is offered by default in your nation, anyhow, if your wife has had a screening, but if your HIV status is confirmed positive, then she may need/want to repeat testing.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and, the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2021, 11:59:37 pm »
I will do it, hopefully it gets into a false thing

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2021, 05:44:58 pm »
Whatever the outcome, things will be alright in the end.

Take it easy.
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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2021, 12:35:52 pm »
I received my results
It is hiv type 1
I already applied for meds but i will not receive them before a month due to my country regulations
I did cd4 count and it was over 700
I don't know what to do now
My plans are shattered, the issue of telling my wife is another thing
I feel totally hopless, can't even think straight about it

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #7 on: September 29, 2021, 01:43:26 pm »
Hiya,

I presume they run an HIV differentiation assay then. You will still need further test results to confirm and a VL, I am presuming this has not been run yet.

Look I've moved your post for now to the "Just tested positive" however please only post in this one thread for the time being.

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My plans are shattered, the issue of telling my wife is another thing

Why are your plans shattered? Telling your wife might be a difficult conversation, keep in mind you can't control how others will react, you can only control what you say.


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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #8 on: September 29, 2021, 11:48:19 pm »
I did westplot confirmatory test, my plans are shattered as regulations of immigration consider me inadmissible

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #9 on: October 01, 2021, 08:34:16 am »
Sorry about your diagnosis, though you still need a Viral Load test. 

Everytime a door shuts another one opens.  Time to start thinking about a Plan B, maybe even a plan C,D, and E.

If you are to be deported.  It is time to evaluate other options.  What is HIV treatment like in your home country?  What kind of medicines are supplied in government programs? How do you qualify for those programs.

What skills do you have that might be useful in  a country with a more liberal immigration policy?

Good luck, keep us posted.  Perhaps try reaching out to others with HIV in your home country and in the one you are currently in.

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #10 on: October 01, 2021, 08:55:08 am »
For what medication, i still don't know exactly they are providing here, i have to wait 25 days to start taking my medications
I thought about buying it but it is expensive, not available, and i am afraid of fake medications
As for my experience unfortunately i am a pharmacist
I am living in Egypt, you could really imagine what does it mean to be hiv patient here
A lot of fears and challenges to be able to live here
« Last Edit: October 01, 2021, 09:01:11 am by Weliooo »

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #11 on: October 01, 2021, 11:56:40 am »



            ojo.           Hello Wellooo!…I’m sorry to read about your confirmed dx, we all here know how it feels to get an hiv dx, so try to relax and you are not alone, we are here as a community to support you and try to help you with a virtual hug but, more importantly, with information on how to start coping and learn to live with hiv.

You need to talk to your wife and have her checked for hiv, we all know that it is going to be a difficult conversation but it has to be done, we are here for you.

Your cd4 level is good, no need in rushing and buy medication, you can wait until your doctor gives it to you…don’t be afraid of taking meds think about the meds that they are vitamines that they will make you feel better, ok?

I have not idea how is living with hiv in your country but we have members from that part of the world. You will adjust…please keep us posted..good luck

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #12 on: October 01, 2021, 02:10:57 pm »
I appreciate it man, will try my best, i know it is a big life situation, but with support and knowing from other people experiences i am sure i will pass it, after all my choice is to live

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #13 on: October 01, 2021, 07:17:59 pm »
I appreciate it man, will try my best, i know it is a big life situation, but with support and knowing from other people experiences i am sure i will pass it, after all my choice is to live


               ojo.            Hi again!…well, you will live for a long time as long as you use the same formula I have been using for 27 years since my dx, this formula is, DISCIPLINE on taking your med/s as prescribed, and a good and positive attitude…we are here for you, do not hesitate in ask for help , here on this forum or PM to any of us…please keep us posted and you will be fine…hugs

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Re: Found i am poz 10 hours ago
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2021, 02:00:43 am »
Sure i will be always here, i believe that your support is very important to my case, and i hope for all of us best of healthy life

 


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