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Author Topic: HELP! 2weeks is to long  (Read 2628 times)

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Offline zdub

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HELP! 2weeks is to long
« on: March 08, 2009, 11:31:33 PM »
 So this has been very hard for me! i wanted to start off by saying, this website is truly an amazing tool and everyone on here should be commended for their outreach!

 On Friday March 6, i went to go get a routine hiv test. I opted to do the oral swab ithink it is called the elisa test. The test promised a 20min result and i didnt not wanta wait! The Oral swab came back reactive. I am on several medicines For my GAD and panic disorder(Zoloft, ritalin, and closapam)! I have never engaged in high risk behave, i do have to say i have given head without a condom several times, But i heard the risk of oral sex is VERY VERY low! I am so scared right now , i dont know how i could have contracted Hiv. I was wondering if the medicines im on could create a false postive reaction! They did a second test which is been sent out to a lab and having a western blot performed on it, these results will take two weeks to come back. Right now i am thinking i am postive even tho the DR. said that wasnt the case!

Could i have had a false postive due to my meds or may i just being hopeful! PLEASE HELP AND COMMENTS,ADVICE, AND HELP WOULD REALLY MEAN THE WORLD TO ME RIGHT NOW, CAUSE I FEEL SO ALONE.

Offline zdub

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Re: HELP! 2weeks is to long
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2009, 03:08:32 AM »
could this be a false postive!!!!

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HELP! 2weeks is to long
« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2009, 08:06:07 AM »
Yes, it absolutely could be a false positive.

A positive test result is always checked by having a western blot done. The western blot is very sensitive and HIV specific, and a negative result on the western always supersedes the earlier positive result.

With what you have described in terms of possible risks I expect you will get a negative western.

Waiting to find out can be nervewracking, so keep yourself productively busy in the meantime. I will help the time to pass more quickly.

Good luck and keep us posted.

Andy Velez

Offline zdub

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my story! advice please
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2009, 12:06:14 AM »
soooo..... i went 2 weeks ago to get a routine hiv test! i opted to do the oral swab with 20 min results! the swab came back reactive, so they did a second test they sent to a lab! i just got my results from the second screening back and the EIA and WB results came back neg, the lab interpretation was neg! my Dr told me i had to get a retest according to Florida state law, as a formality! what are the chances the second test could come back with different results! please help me with any advice!

Offline RapidRod

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Re: my story! advice please
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2009, 06:03:57 AM »
Keep all your questions and concerns in your original thread.

Offline Andy Velez

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Re: HELP! 2weeks is to long
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2009, 08:09:56 AM »
Hi. I've merged your threads. Please follow our rule and keep all of  your entries together in this same thread.

As I said to you previously false positives do happen and of course they are very upsetting.

Given your recent results, particularly on the western blot, which is both sensitive and specific,  I expect you to continue to test negative.

Keep us posted.
Andy Velez


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