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please please help
      #175166 - 02/15/06 12:08 PM

was exposed to hiv +and hepc+ man on 8-16-05
took home acsess test on 2-12-06 test-neg.the doctor
said it can take up to 12 months to show up if you are
infected with both hiv + hep c wanted a pcr and riba but
he said it will do no good that the virus needs time to replicate
having lots of symptoms dont know what i can do please help me

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Re: please please help new
      #175173 - 02/15/06 01:09 PM

How do you define 'exposed'? It will clarify the experts here a bit more if you are willing to define your exposure.
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Re: please please help new
      #175174 - 02/15/06 01:15 PM

sexual exposed

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ExWorryWart
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Re: please please help new
      #175176 - 02/15/06 01:32 PM

condoms or no condoms

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Re: please please help new
      #175177 - 02/15/06 01:35 PM

no condom

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Re: please please help new
      #175178 - 02/15/06 01:50 PM

my daughter was exposed to my blood. i thought iwas off my
period when i took a bath but starting bleeding real bad.
my blood was all in the bath water got out to get dress and she was sitting in my bath water had severe rash on bottom
with open sores. she is having the same symptoms lymph nodes mouth sores abdominal pain. this happened right after my exposure on 8-16-05 she also had flu like symptoms and jaundice

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Re: please please help new
      #175190 - 02/15/06 02:43 PM

please keep in mind, we are not doctors here, and even if we was, you cant be diagnosed over the internet, my best advice is to go to a real doctor...

also, here is a recent study finding on HIV/HCV coninfections, i will post this as its important info for those who could be co-infected.

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - One quarter of individuals infected with both HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV) with persistently normal alanine aminotransferase (ALT) levels have liver fibrosis in need of treatment, report Italian investigators from the San Raffaele Scientific Institute in Milan.

"Little is known" about liver disease in the subpopulation of HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with persistently normal ALT values, Dr. Caterina Uberti-Foppa and colleagues explain in the January 1st issue of the Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.

To "better define liver disease" in HIV/HCV-coinfected patients with persistently normal ALT levels, they reviewed liver biopsies from 326 coinfected patients of similar age, gender, and risk factors, who had persistently normal (n = 24) or elevated (n = 302) ALT values for 12 months before liver biopsy.

Analysis of liver biopsies revealed some degree of liver fibrosis in 70% of patients with persistently normal ALT values. Twenty-five percent of these patients required treatment.

Although overall histologic abnormalities in patients with persistently normal ALT levels were milder than those observed in patients with elevated ALT levels, roughly 12% of patients with consistently normal ALT readings had "incomplete and frank cirrhosis."

In these subjects, older age and CD4+ T-cell count less than 500 cells per microliter were independently associated with a stage of liver fibrosis fulfilling histologic criteria for anti-HCV treatment. "These parameters may help to select difficult-to-treat persistently normal ALT patients eligible for liver biopsy," the investigators suggest.

They also point out patients with normal ALT levels showed a "heterogeneous progression of HCV-related liver disease, ranging from high stable clinical status for 5 years after liver biopsy to fast progression and even lethal evolution during the same interval."

These observations "highlight the threat hidden by persistently normal ALT levels, which are too often considered a sign of well-balanced liver status in HIV-positive subjects with chronic HCV infection," Dr. Uberti-Foppa and colleagues conclude.

J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2006;41:63-67.





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shadesofgrey
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Re: please please help new
      #175202 - 02/15/06 04:22 PM

your doctor does not know what he is talking about . seroconversion should of taken place within the time period if you had a normal immune system, hep c would have no bearing on the hiv antibodies. love and peace

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Re: please please help new
      #175209 - 02/15/06 04:41 PM

also if i got this strait about your daughter in the bathwater and your blood, your blood would of been so diluted down, i would not of thought even if you were infected this would tranmit as the virus is fragile but this story is way over the top but still think you are neg.

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Re: please please help new
      #175302 - 02/15/06 10:18 PM

hi

regards from india

You are HIV negative period... the information given to you by the doctor is highly incorrect.Symptoms mean nothing, moreover if you feel worried you may want to get your symptoms evaluated by your health care provider.

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Re: please please help new
      #175802 - 02/18/06 04:19 PM

i did not have sex with the man but wha t really happpened
we was snorting cocaine together and his nose was bleeding
i took it and but it into my nose and had cold sore in my nose. ijust didnt know if it was save to post about drug use because you alway worry about your children

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