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Offline jtb

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I'm cooked
« on: January 11, 2012, 09:08:15 PM »
Just tested pos almost 10 weeks post exposure. Knew i was infected because of all the symptoms, but tested at 6 and 8 weeks neg. Does this virus destroy the body in 10 weeks. I have on going oral thrush, persistent dry mouth, dry sctatchy throat, dizziness, have been constipated all week (maybe my stomach bacteria is shot), had groin lymph node pain, have lower back pain, haven't slept for two nights and won't be sleeping tonight, have sinutitis (considering the persistent thrush this could be fungal sinutitis also considering i have had changes in thoughts and vision), have a pain on my left abdomen. Right now I think it is as urgent to see an ent for the sinutitis than an ID. By the time I get an appointed with the ID doc and by the time the tests come back and I start taking medicine and endure all the side effects who knows what else I will develop.  If I catch a cold it could be lights out forever which frankly would not be such a bad thing if this is only the beginnig of hell on Earth and sickness unto death. Do OIs such as fungal infections occur this quickly. How about pcp and others? To top it off I was most likely intentionally exposed.

Offline tealeaf

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Re: I'm cooked
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2012, 12:33:08 AM »
I'm sorry about your diagnosis. I just went through it myself a month ago and I don't have any answers for your questions. I just want to reach out and lend an ear. Things are never as bad as you think they are. You'll overcome them and be healthy again in no time when you start the treatment.

Be kind to yourself and get a good night sleep.
12/05/2011 - tested positive
12/14/2011 - CD4 376 (18%) - VL 45734
12/28/2011 - CD4 367 (17%) - VL 27000
01/05/2012 - started Complera
02/08/2012 - CD4 521 (31%) - VL 226
04/05/2012 - CD4 453 (22%) - VL 44

Offline Tim Horn

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Re: I'm cooked
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2012, 10:12:51 AM »

Given the tangled yarn of your posting history, various tests, symptoms and obvious anxiety, my suggestion is that you spend more time connecting with a primary care doctor and less time playing doctor yourself or using the AIDSmeds Forums as a crystal ball to answer questions that only a medical provider can address.

You're getting way ahead of yourself here.

Where were you undergoing HIV testing? Did they not provide you with names and numbers of health care providers to reach out to immediately? Forget about whether or not it's an ID specialist or ENT you need to consult with... this is a discussion you should be having with a health care provider recommended to you by the site that agreed to test you for HIV, based on a very-low-risk exposure, three times over the past four weeks.

Tim Horn

Offline Ann

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Re: I'm cooked
« Reply #3 on: January 13, 2012, 09:53:12 AM »

Has your test result been confirmed with a positive WB test? If it hasn't, you have not yet been diagnosed as hiv positive.

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Offline Happiness

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Re: I'm cooked
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2012, 03:51:59 AM »
JTB..How's everything going for you?


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