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Is ten years too late?
      #240683 - 07/16/08 01:50 AM

Hello.. This is scary!! I found out that somebody from my past is very very sick. I have not been able to find out what she is sick with and am praying for her. But also i am worried because after we started dating (ten years ago) I had very bad flu like symptoms and since then i have never really felt right. I went to different doctors but all they have found is a slightly low iron count. HOWEVER, i never was tested (to my knowledge) for hiv. I went to the clinic where i live and took an oraquick test. It came back negative. But i am reading about the test.. it looks for Antibodies to the virus. I am worried that my body may have stopped making these antibodies after so long. Is this possible. Does anybody know because i am freaking out and too afraid to talk to anybody i know about this.. Thankyou anyone out there who has any insight?

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Re: Is ten years too late? new
      #240684 - 07/16/08 02:10 AM

at some point during those 10 years you would have had some kind of manifestation that would have showed you have some degree of immunodeficiency , that would come from untreated HIV.

if you would have already stopped producing antibodies and would be in such advanced a.i.d.s condition (if that is what you mean)... you would already know!! you would have definitively something more than some 'slightly' low iron count, you would get some opportunistic infections that would just warn you you have the virus.

If untreated hiv would be so 'slight' in its consequences, no one would be buying such expensive meds to treat it or having so much checkups done or would get so worried about catching it.
People who can carry on normal lives with HIV are those who get treatment. If you would really have it after 10 years of not getting it checked.... gosh. you would just know it!

There is the PCR testing that actually measures the presence of the virus itself rather than the antibodies... if you will live a constant hell until you find out if you have or not it. But that is wasting your of money. you don't really need it. AT ALL

Don't take my word, go to a specialist and let him know about your worries and about your negative testing past ten years.
Knowledge is power , and in your case, also peace of mind.

You are HIV negative buddy. Just let it go

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Re: Is ten years too late? new
      #240711 - 07/17/08 12:57 AM

Oh man!,you don't even know if she is HIV positive.I think you have to breath deeply and take it easy.You have tested negative.So what's the problem?.If you are still worried talk with your doctor.I think you have begun to feel bad since you know she is sick.If the body had stopped to make these antibodies I think you would be dead.I am not an expert.Take a look at thebody.Here's plenty of information.Take care.

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Re: Is ten years too late? new
      #240713 - 07/17/08 02:22 AM

I agree a 100% with bios. and answering your questions, is it possible for you body to stop making hiv antibodies after 10 years? yes, it is possible but for that to happen you'll se so sick (from opportunistics infections) that rather than surfing the internet you'll be in a hospital bed waiting for the END. and since you're not that sick, that proves you dont have hiv.

Now, about your girl.. does she has hiv? did she tell you she has hiv? if she hasnt told you, and you dont know from someone close to her... probably she does not have hiv, and in case she does have hiv she could have acquired it 8 years ago, or 9 years ago, or a few days later after her last relationship with you... WHO KNOWS?

Go to you're doctor, and get a P24, PCR, Western Blot, and a Complete Blood Count. After all your tests come back negative, and you're CBC comes back normal you'll believe what we are saying....

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