im having all the acute hiv symptoms and im 100% sure that i have hiv virus. Swollen gland rash and wt loss.now im very sad and i feel lonely,i think i have changed behavior also.i was engaged in a french kiss ,licked vagina one time ..im fed up of my life..dont know what to do.im an international student and im away from home.now i dont feel like studying.
What are the other stis that could be trasfered including hiv..if i start haart how long will i live?im getting weaker and weaker. Pls help
The first question I hear when talking to someone who has just found out the are HIV infected is how long will they live. My answer has always been that there is no answer...life expectancy varies from person to person and is impacted by a myriad of factors. But now researchers at Emory University's Center for AIDS Research says their studies indicate people live on average 24 years after being diagnosed with HIV. Since 1993 the average life span after diagnosis has more than tripled from 7 years to 24 years, a testament to more effective treatments and better HIV care.
If you have not gotten tested then do so. HIV is not the death sentence it once was and with diagnosis and medical treatment you can live a long and prosperous life. Dont be parallelized with fear, take action...its your life. Get tested. I personally do not think you have AIDS as described by your symptoms but you can never be sure until you get tested.Good Luck and be strong. It sounds more like depression or anxiety...
thanks buddy for your support.u seems like a very kind person.i got tested after 3weeks of exposure when i got swollen gland in neck ,i did all the poss tests like hepatitis herps ebv cmv syphi mono rubellamumps measles and hiv 1 n 2 with p24 antigen all where negative . That means hidden hiv antibodies wr developing ,now its the 7th week.my swollen glands didnt completely go but reduced .and i have rash on my back.im 1000% sure that im hiv +.after 2 week ill again go and get tested just for a formality.will let u know buddy.
I dont feel like continuing my deg,its simply waste of dollars.should i tell this to my parents back home? Is HAART treatment very costly and when should i start.per day how many dollars will i need to spend for haart tablets.thanks for your reply
If you think your parents are understanding people then tell them. It is always good to have moral support. Dont drop out of school over this. You know, even if your test comes back HIV+ you still will live to be old with all the new medication today. Most people live about 30 years with AIDS as long as they take there meds so dont quit, dont give up, be strong and stay brave. Dont let this get the best of you. Get re tested ,I dont think you have HIV...it sounds like something else to me but get re tested for your peace of mind. And dont stress..it will be OK.
Thank you for sharing your inspirational story.... you lift me up and give me strength...you are amazing. I am like you, I don't know when I got infected but I know it has been at least 15 years and I didnt get sick untill 2001 and that would have never happened had I known sooner and been on meds...great enlightening story,Mson
HAART stands for highly active antiretroviral therapy. It is the combination of at least three ARV drugs that attack different parts of HIV or stop the virus from entering blood cells. Even among people who respond well to HAART, the treatment does not get rid of HIV. The virus continues to reproduce but at a slower pace. I am sorry but I do not know the cost.
It may be
possible to reduce the cost of HAART for developing countries to less than $125
a year if research into dosing and intermittent treatment can be funded,
according to Dr Andrew Hill, International Medical Manager for Roche, speaking
at the Eighth European Conference on Clinical Aspects of HIV Infection this
week in Athens.
previously worked for Glaxo Wellcome, and was closely involved with the
development of 3TC and the analysis of major pivotal studies that led to the
licensing of the drug. He now argues that the dose of 3TC could be halved from
the current level of 300mg (split into two 150mg doses each day), and that
approaches to intermittent therapy need urgent testing in large scale
full dosage, continuous treatment: d4T ($4,000) + 3TC ($4,000) + NVP ($3,400)
thanku muthoni n homerx .you both have good knowledge abt hiv.will my body show aids related symptomse if i start HAART treatment as early as poss? Ex.any skin diseases ,oral thrush etc.when will aids symptoms starts to show on my body after starting HAART?
im in student visa rit now.so after my visas validity will this govt allow me to stay here if im hiv+ ?or will they chuck me back to my home country after my studies ?
NYR19...no getting around it...you really should go to the clinic and tell them of your symptoms. It probably isnt anything major but get checked out..it could be a number of things. peace of mind would come with going to the doc.
yes buddy i am going to do a free screening( from Sydney Sexual Health Centre)for sexually transmitted infections including gonorrhoea, chlamydia, HIV, trichomoniasis, hepatitis B, syphilis, pubic lice, genital warts, genital herpes, pelvic inflammatory disease next week thats exactly after 2 months of exposure.. I am pretty much sure what i have.
@NYR19 i think u r perfectly alright its not HIV ,u dont have to worry..anyways get tested for all the above STDs
.after the unprotected sex when did u start getting these symptoms????
im sure u dont have hiv.normally it takes 3-4 weeks for hiv symptoms to show.it could be something minor.in average it takes 21to25 days for hiv antibody to develope..now a days advance tests like PCR test gives accurate results in 3 weeks after exposure. So u dont hav to wait.
So its better to get tested again for other stds after 4weeks..many stds can be cured easily if its found early after infection.dont wait till 3months.
Do you think the person u had sex with is safe??did you check with that person?
Never have sex without condoms.ill pray for you.thanku
You guys are inspirational. That's all I can say.
Someone here should copy and paste this on a big health forum that AIDS researchers find...R-E-S-P-E-C-T guys. Good luck! If you die I will never forgive you! You have to fight it! Try getting a job in researching AIDS, that way your hypothesis may not take long to get a sample. Simply take a sample from yourself. Try animals, HIV/AIDS seems to have come from a sub-species of primates. Thanks, and good luck(repeats alot of times until someone screams shut-up). Sorry, I love humor in sad times to cheer up another person. If this makes you mad don't kill me...
guys tomo ill get result for my new test.but not very tensed cos i know there is 99% chance f having hiv.this is after 2months.didtest 4 syphi herpes hcv and the main killer virus.i know its a bit early to do a test ,i cannot wait for 1more month.i think m the most unhappiest person in this planet now. u guys are great -cos give me some confidence.
Hope everything goes fine.thanku