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Offline prettyfighting1

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anyone please give me some advice..
« on: June 11, 2009, 12:19:44 AM »
i had my medical examination going abroad, after 2days my doctor asked me to retake my blood test for hiv,,and im so worried about that matter, because ive been so active in sex for the past 3years, when i cameback  to see the result after 2days, it shown that i am a positive, but my doctor told me that he cant tell me derectly that i am a positive, he need to bring my blood to department of heath for the hiv test that will last for 2weeks before they can be sure that i am positive, i feel so worried, im still waiting for the result, but i feel that im really positive because of some symptoms,,,
ANYONE please advice me of what i need to do when im really positive???
please tell me what is the symsptoms...?

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Re: anyone please give me some advice..
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2009, 01:23:08 AM »
The HIV test is not considered positive unless the subsequent Western Blot test also comes back positive. So you will have to wait for that test.

There are no symptoms that you can define as being specific to HIV. It's true - and the reason that nobody can point at anything and say that it is due to HIV. HIV is unlike other viruses that have defined symptoms such as red marks on the skin (chicken pox) or a small ulcer near the mouth (Oral Herpes). So you are going to have to ignore the symptoms and check with your medical provider as to the root cause.

NB. Any advice about HIV is given in addition to your own medical advice and not intended to replace it. You should never make clinical decisions based on what anyone says on the internet but rather check with your ID doctor first. Discussions from the internet are just that - Discussions. They may give you food for thought, but they should not direct you to do anything but fuel discussion.

Offline Ann

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Re: anyone please give me some advice..
« Reply #2 on: June 11, 2009, 06:05:15 AM »

Your doctor was absolutely right in saying he could not yet diagnose you as hiv positive. False positive antibody results can and do happen. This is why, as Worker said, a positive antibody result MUST be confirmed by a positive Western Blot result before a diagnosis is made. Please read the Testing Lesson linked to in our Welcome Thread.

If the sex you've been having has been unprotected anal or vaginal intercourse, then you might be hiv positive. If you've been using condoms, every time, no exceptions, then it's more likely to be a false positive. You'll just have to sit tight and wait for the Western Blot results. Good luck.

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