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due to have a HIV test and I'm petrified

Im a terrified I have HIV as I had unprotected sex last year (2011) in aug/sept with a guy who was in the army. I then found out 2 weeks ago I was positive of chlamydia, but my boyfriend of 4 months is not, making me think I have definately got it from my previous partner and just not noticed it. Due to this and me stupidly looking on the Internet for answers I realise I am more susceptible to HIV infection when in contact with a carrier and because I know that some military soldiers sleep with prostitutes and the like whilst their away of makes me think he may have had both and passed it on to me. About 7 weeks after the last time we slept together I came down with what doctors said was tonsillitis, swollen armpit gland and neck glands, when it starte to go my mouth was riddled with 10+ ulcers. I'm due to have a HIV test and I'm petrified because I've convinced myself I'm positive due to his background, the symptoms and those symptoms came about, my current boyfriend has had 2 blood tests due to work since us being together one quite recently, both of which were negative does this mean anything, I'm just trying to find a slight glimmer of hope. I shouldn't have researched on the Internet as I know a lot of it is just made up crap, but I'm intensifyingly getting more anxious, upset and worried. I'm positive aren't I? :'( HELP!!
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replied February 22nd, 2012
hi there i am also the same sufferer but the diffrence is u r female and i am male as you knw the present tests are more accurate and almost they detect the virus in the body as i am not a doctor but i heard from doctor deepak that 6 week pcr test is good enough to say weather you are +ve or -ve but dont worry u iil b f9 after all i well and never ever compromise your self by accepting the odd things in life u have 2 make ur will power very strong and in person i really suggest you to avoide having many relationships and get married with only the one who you trust alot but before marrage get medical tested for both of urs satisfactions.

i think i have helped you and i have given u some relax and don worry about chlymedia its a bactariya which can b easly cured in couple of 2 weeks with a dose of penceline injection in bumps or by oral medicen.

AND I REQUEST YOU DONT SURFE AND SCRATCH NET AS PEOPLE WITH DIFFRENT POINT OF VIEW MAY EFFECT YOUR NEVERS TAKE CARE AND HAVE SAFE SEX BY REQUESTING YOUR PARTNER WITH A CONDOM.
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replied February 22nd, 2012
THIS WILL HELP U MOST OK THI WAS REPLY GIVEN BY MD DOCTOR DEEPAK ANVEKAR


Hello and welcome to e health forum.

HIV is an RNA virus whose hallmark is the reverse transcription of its genomic RNA to DNA by the viral enzyme reverse transcriptase.

Cellular activation plays an important role in the replication cycle of HIV and is critical to the pathogenesis of HIV disease. Following initial binding and internalization of virions into the target cell, the viral RNA genome is transformed into proviral DNA (by the enzyme reverse transcriptase). This DNA then directs the host cell to generate the viral proteins and retroviral RNA. Ultimately these components are then finally assembled in the cell, resulting in the generation of more HIV virions, which are then released into the bloodstream, to infect other host cells and repeat the cycle.

RT-PCR for HIV is the same as PCR for HIV Proviral DNA (PCR HIV DNA test). This is a test, used to detect the presence of Proviral DNA, synthesized from HIV viral RNA, using the reverse transcription technology. This test helps to detect HIV infection within the window period and can be done after 2 weeks of exposure, to get a reliable and conclusive result.

PCR for HIV DNA is not a substitute for antibody testing. Its a good additional test for those who may have had a recent risk (within the past 1 - 4 weeks) for HIV.

PCR for HIV RNA, is also called the Viral load test. This detects the HIV RNA, which is indicative of the total no of viral particles in the blood. This test is used to note the progress of HIV disease and also the response to the therapy in HIV positive patients. This test is not sensitive for HIV screening or confirmation of HIV in any exposed individual.

I hope this helps to clear your doubts.
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