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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.

Jim Allen:

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?

Best, Jim

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

Jim Allen:

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.

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


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I will do it, hopefully it gets into a false thing


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