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Offline bizennie

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« on: March 20, 2007, 04:51:22 PM »
Can someone help me please.  I am dead worried.  I have been have numb legs and feet lately.  Constant headaches.  And two weeks go I had a very heavy attack of high fever which has now left me with dores in the mouth and I can feel them on my chest inside. My doctors gave me antibiotics which I must say proved wonders. My weight is okay, I eat well many a time with big appetite. I had a test in 2005 which showed "reactive" results.  I have never gon back to re verify my positivity. I have not done cd4 count. These services in this part of the world are very expensive and scarce. I must say that this is slowly eroding my personal confidence, and many a time i am thinking I will die soon.  I want to live for more years 30 or so. Can someone tell me what is happening to me if they had similar experience, and what my expectations should be, and where I can get help urgently in Harare, Zimbabwe or South Africa, and what I can do meanwhile while I organize funds and means to obtain medical assistance.....please please.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: OI
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 08:02:49 PM »
Dear Biz,

I appreciate your concern about your various symptoms. At the same time it's hard to know how to respond since you haven't actually received a confirmation that you are in fact HIV+.

Your symptoms notwithstanding, you're simply assuming it's so since you had a "reactive" result. But that is not the same as being given a confirmation that you are HIV+. I am wondering if you have any way of getting in touch with the facility where you were tested and getting a confirmation at this late date.

Also, and this is not insignificant, what made you get tested to begin with. Had you had unprotected intercourse or some other risky incident(s) which made you think HIV might be an issue for you?

The more information you can give us the better we can make some assessment and possibly suggest something to you.

Please clarify to the best of your ability. We're listening.


Andy Velez


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