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roma2010
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3 month window period im the exception to the rule
      #251707 - 08/19/10 12:28 PM

i know i am infected i was at work today and i fainted my tongue is so white with teeth marks on the side of it my body feels so hot all of it with no sweat i feel so confused like really spaced out my my lower back is killing me and this freaking sore throat does not wanna go away anyways Dr. Bob says that a negative at 3 months always trumps over symptoms each and every time i know im the exception to the rule the dermatologist told me yesterday that in fact i do have several dermatofibromas and is not normal he said that only happens when you have a compromised immune system with hiv, cancer or lupus anyways i know my 13.5 negative is not conclusive and im getting my results for a PCR RNA on tuesday that the infectious disease specialist order and i know its gonna be positive and not only that but they're gonna put me on meds right away because it's advancing really rapidly....anyways ...there's that..

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amorie223
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule
      #251708 - 08/19/10 02:12 PM

Hey Roma.

How do you know your are positive. When your results have came back negative?

How the doctors are going to put you on treatment if they don't know for sure? I'm also have tested negative on the rapid on july 20 and a further test that was send to the lab.. Today I finally saw my finance, he had a good conversation and yes I feel a lot better since I heard it from him that he tested positive . Soon he will go in to treatment.. I feel relief because even though I had read between the physician that had called me to informed me I was expose to hiv I felt I need to hear it from him.. Today I did I feel much better... I love him to death and I hope we can start all over I need my man back my daughter needs her father. I will be here for him 100 percent..

I'm still in the window period I pray to god that my result of being negative won't change. Because I'm not a strong person ... I think I will die if I know I'm positive... But I love him and am willing to forget all his wrongs and move forward ...

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roma2010
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule
      #251711 - 08/19/10 03:14 PM

i know because i have symptoms that are only specific to hiv, like dermatofibromas i have several ones on my back, arms and legs these are normal benign but only one or two when you have multiple ones it means that you have a compromised immune system such as hiv, lupus, or cancer i have tests done for every single thing out there including lupus and any type of cancer and they are normal the only thing left is hiv besides i have the hiv tongue as people call it white thick coat on top, plus i can see the teeth marks on the sides of my tongue and i also have white thrush inside of my cheeks which is also normal but this time i have a lot it reached my lips this happens because we don't have good bacteria in the mouth due to hiv attacking the immune system anyways i didn't say the doctors are gonna put me on meds right now i meant once they get my PCR RNA viral load i bet you they will put me on meds asap because i have a really weak immnune system and the hiv is attacking my body really fast and it's gonna damage a lot of things real soon, i know i have a weak immune system because i always get sick all the time just a simple flu will knock me out for a few days, also i know that's why i tested negative outside of the window period because my body is not strong enough to produce the antibodies..a strong immune system will produce antibodies by week 4 or six but a weak one might take a lot longer..

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amorie223
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule
      #251713 - 08/19/10 05:55 PM

do you know i think i am the same way... i think i have not had a positive result because my immune is weak as well. but i think it might show up by six month...who knows....

my fiancée back in December he became very sick he was hospitalized for a week an lasted with a fever over 103 and tonsillitis for almost 3 weeks ... it looks like he had the flu, but he told me today that at that time the perform an HIV exam but it was negative..

then he was constantly getting sick until may end of June he had a rash and a lesion on his chest soon after by July he knew of his status...so i think he might have got infected back in December and now is that is showing on his blood...if you look at it its almost a 6 month period...

Roma i wish you the best.... you have a friend here...

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jrob123
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251717 - 08/20/10 03:37 PM

Romo, I know how you feel. I myself have been having all kinds of symptoms and have no idea what's going on with me. I took 1 test 13 days after possible exposure. They did a rapid antibody test, which we both know was useless. And also a NAAT test. The NAAT took a week to get since it was more sensitive, they said it only takes 9 days to pick up and it has been very reliable finding more early infections that standard antibody.

I am not at 1 month since exposure still having symptoms, #1 being unexplained weight loss. I know its hard but just hang in there, if you may mind me asking. What do you think you may have did or happened to you that could have put you at risk?

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new2this2010
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251719 - 08/20/10 03:56 PM

why in the world would you be happy your fiance is POSITIVE>? something is seriously wrong with you and thats a fact!!!!

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roma2010
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule
      #251726 - 08/21/10 01:30 AM

condom breakage with out noticing until i withdrew ...vaginal ...if it was something else like fingering, oral sex i wouldn't worry about it...but actual penetration with condom breakage of course is way risky..

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roma2010
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251727 - 08/21/10 01:43 AM

so he didn't get tested again except for the very first time when he was in the hospital....that's probably why you guys didn't find out earlier of his situation if he would've tested again at the 3 month mark it would have most likely been positive...i read the cdc testing tutorial and it says that the majority of people will become positive by week 4 and 6 with the average time being 22 to 25 days after infection and occasionally rarely at 3 months so literally they are saying that if you don't test positive by 3 months you don't have hiv the 6 month window period is for people who have an already compromised immune system like people on chemotherapy, people that had an organ transplant recently or people that have been using iv drugs for years...so according to their guidelines i don't have hiv....hopefully they are 100% right about this and i don't have it....good luck to you and im here whenever you need to talk ....

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roma2010
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251728 - 08/21/10 01:45 AM

you took your test on july 20th when was your exposure? you don't mention this..

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amorie223
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251734 - 08/21/10 10:11 AM

i am sorry i though you already knew about me or have read my older post...

the month of June i was exposed to HIV i tested on July 20 so yes it was very soon to maybe detect anything. i am planing on retesting soon again. i am trying to take one day at a time.

i am just dealing with the fact that my fiancée opened up to me and i heard if from himself that his confirmatory result he had read this week confirmed that he is HIV...

as i though i will probably feel better if he will confess to me about his HIV status . since what i only knew by a a physician that i was exposed she couldn't reveal his information i figured that he had it but i felt i need him to confirm to me. he did on Thursday.. but i still feel depress i wonder for how long i feel like i am not getting no better...

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Jackie__Blue
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251735 - 08/21/10 11:16 AM

Why do you keep calling him your fiancée when you broke up in Feb. He drops by for a booty call on Mother's Day and again gets some in June then drops you again.

He's treating you like shit. Do you really want to raise your daughter to believe that his behavior toward you is acceptable and that is all she should expect of men and relationships...is to be treated like shit?

Putting HIV aside as your new reason to make excuses for him because his status has nothing to do with the fact this guy lies to you, cheats on you and doesn't love you.

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amorie223
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251736 - 08/21/10 11:31 AM

TO NEW2THIS.... I never said I was happy that he his HIV + ..I said I was happy that he opened up to me . I knew that I have been expose because his physician had contacted me to informed me I need it to get tested but, we all know the rules and regulations and she couldn't informed me of his status . Remember of confidentiality..... Deep in my heart I know he was HIV+ because of course I need to get tested asap but, I was in denial.. I wanted to hear it from him which I did this past thursday I figured that ok if he tells me I know for sure and I won't be thinking and breaking my head if he has it or not. I did felt a lot better that he opened up to me but guess what.... I am in more pain because I questioned my self why him? Why we got to go through this? He didn't deserved this although he wasn't the best men in the world and we both went through a lot in our relationship from verbal, physical abuse cheating u name it I had it with him but, I still love him. I always felt that the entire world was against our relationship. His family and his ex baby mommas have always try to break our relationship his friends I mean everyone. Until this day the try...

I just think I lost him for good... We talked on Thursday and I saw him friday in the morning he promised me he will come back but he never did... I refuse to lose this guy my daughter needs him more than anything so do I need my man.... I guess if things don't change I am going to have to let go my feelings and move on and let him be and find happiness. But I hope things will get better ....

But no never was my intention or maybe you took it wrong about me being happy ... Happy that I heard it from him yes, I need it that to relief
My anxiety..




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amorie223
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251739 - 08/21/10 12:08 PM

TO ESMERALDA.....

When he came for mothers day it was Not for booty we didn't even had sex during that month.. we was together in june sexually he had got engaged.

Why not called him my fiancée ? He is I'm still engage .... And no matter if he wasn't a good men for me he is the best dad to my daughter. And it doesn't matter what we had went in the past my love for him will never change . We all go through things in our lives some might just give up some might not I'm one of those.... I know he love me . I know he does... But he is sick he is lost. Its a lot behind of the cheating and things that you might think he's a no good... He has lots of mental issues and things that happens while he was a child... But anyway.... That's another story...
Yes he still my fiancée and my love for him will always remain here..


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bob290
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251745 - 08/21/10 01:51 PM

Roma2010,
I have all the same symptoms as you and tested out 1 year negative.to this day i still have the white tongue,bad taste in my mouth,lower back and sore glands.My doctor told me it was viral and would take time to go away and it is not HIV.

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Jackie__Blue
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Re: 3 month window period im the exception to the rule new
      #251747 - 08/21/10 02:06 PM

Oh the poor baby. I guess since his life was so tough it's OK for him to run around on you, lie to you, abuse you, disappear for weeks on end without warning and have you tell him it's OK to do all this to you.

If you think that's love, then you have a really warped understanding about the emotion. If he REALLY loved you, he wouldn't do this shit to you, but instead he will keep on cheating and lying and telling you he's oh so sorry...when it suits his purposes and you will continue to let him because for some strange reason you have convinced yourself he is the best you can do.

If you wanna continue to be a doormat, do so, but do your daughter a huge favor. Find her a less dysfunctional place to be raised in, else wise she will grow up just like you. So low in the self-esteem department that she deludes herself in to thinking she can 'save' an abusive man.

When everyone you know disappoves of a relationship and 'trys to break you up'....maybe, just maybe they are seeing the situation clearly and want better for you. It's a shame you don't want better for yourself and daughter.






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