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Hi,
I have a story about 8 months length. I am from Europe and at SEP 2007 I had vocation in Turkey. I met a Turkish male and we had unprotected sex 4 times, 2 times protected sex. After I came back, I started to have health problems. - swollen lymphs, red neck, fever, white tounge, oral trush, night and day sweats, rash on body - like from the book. That time I breastfeeded my two years old baby. After some time she started to have the same symptoms +vomiting, running nose all the time, geographic tongue. For all this time I have made ~20 HIV tests - Elisa 4th generation, one test for my baby too. After 8 months thanks Good, all negative, but symptoms still are present. Could Elisa test not catch some rare strains that are in Turkey and Egypt. What could else it be??? Do I need to test for virus not antibodies?
Please help, I am so scared for my baby. please... Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad
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replied May 12th, 2008
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Hello. You should have a blood test done and have the doctor check for any and all STDs, not just HIV. Make sure you tell your doctor of all your symptoms. Do not leave anything out. Write them all down so that when you get to the doctors office you don't forget to mention anything. Also have them take your child's blood for testing.It could be a number of things so have them take a blood sample and tell them to test for everything that they can think of. Good luck to you and your child and let us know how you 2 are doing. Do not worry. You will get the answers to the problem. Just be vigilant .
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replied May 12th, 2008
I tested + for chlamydia. They can not find anything else, just say - you will be fine. But I feel that I have HIV and my baby too. I can not take it anymore. One more thing - after 6months window period I started to have sex with my husband without condom, because everyman says I am HIV-. And he started the same symptoms - red neck, fever, diarrhea.... Can it be - 20 negative tests and be Positive. I had HIV 1/2 Axxsym Abbott combo test.
Please say that I do not have HIV, because if I do, then my baby does too, and my husband also. I am so scared.
One stupid mistake and life is going down.
Please, please help!
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replied May 12th, 2008
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I don't think you have HIV...its stress probably combined with guilt. If you have been tested over and over and it comes back negative then accept it. Be happy it isn't HIV and find out what it is by being pro active and talking openly and honestly to your doctor. Your child does not need to have a parent who is over reacting and guilt ridden. Get it together for the babies sake and do the right thing. If all the doctors and clinics are saying you are HIV- then you are HIV-. It almost sounds like you are disappointed with the results. You don't know how lucky you are. I have AIDS. It is not glamorous or something you would wish on any one. Accept the test results and concentrate on what the real problem is. Find out. You know it isn't HIV. So tell your doctor and move on to other tests. You are a parent so do the right thing for the sake of your child. And never cheat on your spouse again. I am sure it was not worth the torture and heartache...
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replied May 12th, 2008
Thank You so much. Very sad to hear You are positive.
I am just so afraid and feel so guilt as you said. I am crying all 8 months now and I know for sure - that was not worth.
Thank You one more time.
All the best to You.
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replied May 12th, 2008
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Your be fine...put this behind you and move on...think good thoughts and I will say a prayer for you...Love,Homer
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replied May 12th, 2008
Thank You for such good words. God bless You Homer. You all are amazing and very god people here.
I' ll try to trust the test result and find out what is wrong with my family.
Love
Lilu
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replied May 12th, 2008
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OK, keep me posted if you can. respect
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replied July 9th, 2008
Hello, it's me again!
I know You said I don't have HIV, but it is still hard to believe in that. I have visited so many doctors, I have made so many tests for different illnesses, for my baby also, but have now answers. Nobody can say anything what is wrong with me. All this time 11 months now I have this sore throat, dry mouth and white tongue. I hurt my fingers very much. And this horrible sweating at nights. I have no explanation for this. My baby also has all the symptoms + she has styes all the time. And my husband also. I am so afraid, I live in nightmare. My CD4 count dropped from 40% to 38% in 2 months.
I am so afraid that Axsym abbott combo test can not find some rare starin (N or O), because I know this man has lived in Egypt.
Please, please, don't angry, I am so sad, feel guilty and desperate. Help me.
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replied August 3rd, 2008
Dear lilu
I live in Turkey. Pls dont afraid of this. Because in turkey hiv is very very less.
Trust me. Generally Turkish man afraid of foreign woman:)
I have a risk sex 46.day ago. I have some problems too.
I went to labaratuvary and Duo combi test. It is negative on 36.day.
Then the other test PCR DNA test. I wait its result.
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replied August 3rd, 2008
am so afraid that Axsym abbott combo test can not find some rare starin (N or O)
What is the meaning of it? is it possible ? What is N or O
Pls answer.
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replied August 3rd, 2008
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All strains,even new ones,are detectable.
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replied August 3rd, 2008
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I want to ask that P24AG duo and PCR tests accurate. In earliy can I trust this results.
For P24AG 36. day result and 40.day PCR result. Is this tests results false or true.
Or I must wait the 3.mounth eliza or 6.mounth eliza.?
Lastly this early test detects good results? I am 47.day now.
I make P24Ag DUO test on 36.day it is negative.
And 40.day PCR molekuler test. I wait its result. I know that this test are expensive.
But, I dont want to wait 6.mounth. It is so bad for me.
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replied August 4th, 2008
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You are right. I know that 90.days Eliza antibody test. Then negative. 6.mounth again antibody Eliza test. It is main knowledge.
But now is 46.day then I think you know that some labaratory make early test. Antibody Eliza can not give correct results before 90.days.
But this antijen tests. I ask this tests. Can ı trust them?
I live in turkey. Some doctors said that the main test is Eliza if 6.mounth it is negative. It is negative. You must wait 180 days for test.
Some doctors said that P24AG and PCR test are good test. If they are negative. You trust them.
Pls help me about that. I always think it. Which one is correct ?
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replied August 4th, 2008
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I believe any test is going to do it. Relax....breath....don't panic..take the tests again and take them all if that is what its going to take to ease your stress...
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replied August 5th, 2008
Hi, all of You!

It is me, Lilu, again.
I made my 48 week test and it is Negative!!!! Thanks God!
But there is one But - symptoms. They still are with my and my baby. We both have so terrible white (like geographic) tongues and now we have styes in eyes all the time. My babies doctor says it is some kind of infection, but she can not find anything.
My CD4 count dropped from 780 to 730 (40% to 36%) in 3 months.
That is why I can not believe in my test results.
Homerx, what do You think, am I free from HIV, do I have to stop testing? What else could make drop my CD4?
I have lived in nightmare one Year, I can not take it anymore.
God bless all of You!
love,
Lilu
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replied August 5th, 2008
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Lilu, I am so sorry for you and your baby..you know, you need to have your doctor do blood work on you both. Write down all of your symptoms and take them with you to the doctor, tell your doctor that you have been tested for HIV and that it isn't HIV. It could be a number of things. Many things can make your CD4 count go down including infection..if they tested you for HIV and it came back negative then you need to move on and figure out what the problem is. it isn't HIV if the tests say it isn't..it could be something in your house that your breathing or something since it is affecting both you and your child..keep me posted as to how it goes. I will say a prayer for you. Please, follow up with your doctor and tell them everything and insist on more tests so we can solve this.
Love,Homer
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replied August 31st, 2008
HI.
It's me again. It is 1 year since I made stupidest mistake in my life. All this time I have lived in nightmare and I can not take it anymore. Every day I see my baby is sik because of me and I can not forgive my self. I just pry God.
I have visited so many doctors, nobody can find the reasons of our illness. I have made ~35 HIV tests in one year. I am so afraid that I could infect my baby.
She has styes in her eyes all the time and this geographic tongue is getting worse. I made cd4 blood test for my baby. CD 4 is ok ~1000, but my concern is about activated T cells - that are very much - more than 600 (normal level 90-250). I read that high count of activated T cells are only in HIV infected people.
Could we be infected????? I am desperate, please help me.
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replied January 6th, 2012
you have had all the symptoms and prove to be negative...i'm scared, is their a chance for me as well
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If you and your child were tested for HIV and it came back negative then your doctor is going to have to perform a battery of tests to find out what is causing these symptoms.If it isn't HIV then I don't know what it could be,.I am very sorry.Keep being vigilant and if one doctor isn't helping then go to another.It is good to get as many opinions and tests as possible until you figure out what this is.Keep you hopes up and remember that for the sake of your child you have to be strong and follow threw.
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replied September 16th, 2008
It is me, again!
I have good news!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy, because I found out what is wrong with us!!!!
As You said, Homerx, I went to other doctor, he looked at me and my daugter, I dold about our symptoms.....and the result is - we have Helicobacter pylori. I made test for me and my baby. This is very lucky escape and I say thanks God for giving one more chance to me.
I want to say thank You to all of You!!!! You are very good people here and I love You very much. Thanks for being with me all this time.
And to others - please trust the test results, I have lived in nightmear for one Year, I have spend so much money for making test...and for what????
All the best for all of You!!! Have a very good health!!!!
With love, Lilu
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replied April 14th, 2011
have you find out what is wrong?
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replied January 6th, 2012
please....i seek knowledge, after having unprotected sex with a class mate, i start freaking out after contemplating on my careless behavior, several days later 9i started noticing that i've develop some what of a yeast infection and a wired rash on my penis, this cause me to freak out even further, by two weeks i've develop somewhat of a rash on my face, so i carried the girl to get a hiv test...she tested negative, and 6 weeks later which is a few days ago i took a 4th generation hiv test, which resulted in a negative, now i'm starting to feel this pain in my groin area and a lump under the cut of my upper leg, my arm pits hurting like crazy but no other lumps under them, the girl has no symptoms what so ever, i have no fever, no diarrhea, no sore throat, no headaches, no night sweats, just a rashy face and arm, with what i hope to god aren't lymph nodes, when show i retest....next 2 weeks or at 3 months mark
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