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Offline Jehan82

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Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« on: June 01, 2018, 08:32:14 am »
This is specifically directed at Jim Dublin or curvey UK,

During the pregnancy of our 2nd child in 2015, My wife was diagnosed "Weakly positive" for HIV antibody test. The test was done at a local clinic and then i reffered the matter with her Gyno'st who recommended her her to go through HIV ELISA 1 & 2 Antibody and Antigen test.

We both got tested in July 2015 and the test result came as " Negative". In 2018 Feb my wife donated blood during a campaign and she got a call from the hospital asking her to come and do a blood test and there's something unclear about the previous blood sample.

I took her today and had a chat with the Dr. who was available at the hospital and he said that her blood sample which was taken in Feb 2018 has given a "Reactive" result and it was again mentioned as "Weakly positive" in the document.

She gave another sample to test again and i believe they are going to run the same test (ELISA) to check the new sample. Dr.Said there's nothing to worry as some "ELISA" kits may give a false weakly reactive result.

I've been reading this forum since 2015 to update my knowledge on HIV and it has helped me a lot to understand the test results, Window period,Sero conversation etc.

I'm planning to do a ELISA antibody 1 & 2 test for myself,wife and our son again through a private hospital tomorrow as the test results of the government hospital (Asian country) would take up 3,4 months to deliver the results.

My wife's biggest worry is that our son who is now close to 3 years might be contracted and i tried my level best to educate her with things i learn out of this site.

Appreciate your advice on this. I'm not panicked like i was before in 2015 but would like to hear your advise.

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Re: Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2018, 11:18:25 am »
So the negative results in 2015 simply mean you were noth negative some 3-months before that test so July 2015 would mean late April 2015.

I don't know what exposure you or your wife have had since than but my advice is to calm down. False reactive results happen all the time in screening tests and all it means is follow-up testing is needed nothing more than that.

As a parent I am telling you no need to drag your kid into this, you and your wife should simply do the follow-up testing.

If negative than move on with your life and remember to use condoms for any intercourse, no exceptions and test out of standard routine at least yearly for STIs and HIB.

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Re: Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2018, 12:22:45 am »
Thanks a lot for the prompt response Jim.

We both are in a monogamous relationship.But before we got married I’ve had a high risk activity, unprotected anal with a CSW in 2013. I’ve got checked in 2015 with ELISA 1&2 antibody and antigen which came as “Negative”.Same test same result for wife in June 2015.This reactive and weakly positive result came again the blood sample checked in 2018 for her.

If the result continues come as weakly positive and reactive does that mean HIV+?

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Re: Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2018, 01:06:34 am »
If you both had no exposures since 2013 than the final results will be negative.
Stop stressing and just follow the testing procedure.

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weakly positive and reactive does that mean HIV+?

Not if they are just rerunning the same test, confirmatory testing and results would be needed so this is normally a differntiation immunoassy or a western Blot in some locations.

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Re: Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2018, 01:41:56 am »
Thanks for the feedback Jim.Much appreciated!

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Re: Calling Jimdublin Curvey UK
« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2018, 04:37:46 am »
You're welcome

Here's what you need to know in order to avoid hiv infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions.

Keep in mind that some sexual practices which may be described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get fully tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and the only way of knowing is by testing.

More information on HIV Basics, PEP, TaSP and Transmission can be found through the links in my signature to our POZ pages, this includes information on HIV Testing

Kind regards

Jim

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