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Author Topic: 20 weeks negative  (Read 8341 times)

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20 weeks negative
« on: March 24, 2007, 02:59:18 AM »
   hi everybody.I have a question.I'm a 27 white male and On 11 november 2006 I had unprotected sex with a black girl whom I didn't knew before.The fact is that around January 15 I started to cough really bad, i had a little bit of fever for 5-6 days and I started to freak out about HIV infection.I went and got tested at 70 days(10 weeks) with an ELISA test and it was negative.After that,I started to feel even worse, headaches, sore throat and muscles,limf nodes swollen.I went back and got tested at 98 days(14 weeks)again with ELISA and again negative.Tha fact is that I don't know what generation they are.I'm still not good,(my limf nodes are still swollen and i have tinglings in my arms and sore arms & muscles).Do you think I should get tested again?Thanks so much for answering..

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Re: worried sick,please help
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2007, 03:58:54 AM »
You've had a conclusive negative HIV test, so your illness is unrelated to HIV. See a doctor..

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Re: worried sick,please help
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2007, 08:55:35 AM »
Buf, you have reliably tested negative for HIV. The CDC recommends testing at 13 weeks and you went even beyond that, so HIV is absolutely not your issue.

However, you do need to learn from this experience. Neither the race nor any other factors matter in terms of whom you have intercourse with as long as you always, without exception, wear a latex condom. That's your responsibility to do that. Condoms provide very effective protection. So use one everytime no matter whom you are with and no matter what you think you know about their history.

As for your symptoms, that's something to discuss with your doctor. They have nothing to do with HIV. Period. End of story.

Andy Velez

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Re: worried sick,please help
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2007, 09:08:53 AM »
thanks so much andy,you brought me some relief...God knows I'm paralized with fear...You are doing so much good God bless you and everybody...

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: worried sick,please help
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2007, 09:18:35 AM »
Good. I'm glad you found the exchanges to be helpful.
Andy Velez

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20 weeks negative
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2007, 08:09:40 AM »
I just want to say THANK YOU for all you guys and girls from this forum...u are doing a great job...today I got the results of my 20weeks ELISA:NEGATIVE ....this means that I can move on with my life.after a 10 weeks , 14 weeks and a 20 weeks negative ELISA
YET, I've learned a valuable lesson :protection is mandatory!!!
This 20 past weeks have been the worse nightmare of my life and only those posting here were my relief...Thanks so much...I just want you to know that people from all over the world are visiting this forum...Keep on doing your best and GOD bless everybody!!!

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Re: 20 weeks negative
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2007, 08:50:59 AM »

I've merged 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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Your negative result is not surprising as you had already tested conclusively hiv negative.

You need to be using condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, every time, no exceptions until such time as you are in a securely monogamous relationship where you have both tested for ALL STIs together. To agree to have unprotected intercourse is to consent to the possibility of being infected with a sexually transmitted infection. Sex with a condom lasts only a matter of minutes, but hiv is forever.

Have a look through the condom and lube links in my signature line so you can use condoms with confidence.

Use condoms correctly and consistently and you will remain hiv negative.

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