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Author Topic: I'm HIV -ve..my expired husband was HIV+ive..my story & my window period queries  (Read 2252 times)

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Offline linda.boston

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  My Late husband got detected as HIV +ive in September 2006. He got AIDS and expired on february 2007. We have one 4 year old son Nick. Myself and my kid tested HIV -ive in Elisa during september 2006. I have not had sex with my husband after september 2006. I am doing ELISA and Western Blot test for every two months and got HIV -ive status every time. Last time I got tested was on May 28th(after 6 months of exposure) and tested HIV -ive in ELISA and Western Blot. I am consulting with doctor and he told I am 99% HIV -ive and he advised me to check again after 6 months(1 year after exposure).I hav not had sex with anyone after september 2006. I have some questions here. I would appreciate if i get answer for all these.
1) Is there any chance of getting HIV+ive after 6 months of window period ?.
2) Is there any chance of ELISA/Westerblot showing HIV -ive for certain body conditions or other reasons by mistake?
3) Is there any other tests I need to take to confirm my HIV - ve status ?.
4) I have not taken test for my kid after september 2007 since I am HIV -ve. Do I need to take one ELISA test for my kid now?.
5) Is there anyone got HIV+ve after window period 6 months?.
6) Is there many peoples are there with HIV-ive and husband with HIV+ive   or I am alone like this?.
7) Why I have not got HIV?. Is there any medical reason behind?.
8.) How safe is my kid now from HIV?
9) I would like to marry my Ex-boy friend now?. I dont want to tell him that my husband expired because of AIDS. Is it required for me to tell him about truth?.
10) Do I need to wait for my marriage some more time to get confirmation about my HIV -ive status?. If so how long i need to wait?.
11) Is there any usefull resources available in internet about all this issues?.

Please send your reply also to linda.boston@yahoo.com

Thank You.

Offline Matty the Damned

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The window period for HIV testing is 13 weeks not 6 months as your doctor has lead you to believe. Given you've tested negative in May this year on both ELISA and WB you're conclusively HIV negative.

You do not need to test any further.


Offline Ann

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I totally agree with Matty. You do not need further testing. You ARE hiv negative.

You started a thread in the Women's forum (the same as above) - but I deleted it. Not only do you not need to repeat yourself, but as someone who is not hiv positive, you should not be posting in that particular forum.

Please read our Welcome Thread and along with reading the Transmission and Testing Lessons, please read and abide by our forum posting guidelines.

Thank you for your cooperation.

And remember, the hiv testing window period is only three months. You ARE hiv negative. Use condoms with any future partners until you have tested for hiv and all other STIs together and you'll stay that way.

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