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barbara123
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Am I really HIV+ - don't know what to believe!
      #255546 - 05/08/11 03:18 PM

Hi,

I will try to keep this brief, I was diagnosed as having ITP in 2002 after, blood tests, bone marrow tests, steroid treatment and finally splenectomy and discharged with out a second thought.

In 2009 I was diagnosed HIV+ while being pregnant with my first and only child. My 11 year partner/husband is negative and I have had no other symtoms.

Is it possible my condition is causing havoc with the HIV testing or did they miss it in the first place????

Many Thanks,

B.

Edited by barbara123 (05/08/11 03:20 PM)

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Nocturnity
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Re: Am I really HIV+ - don't know what to believe! new
      #255548 - 05/08/11 04:32 PM

Hi Barbara.

Was your diagnosis confirmed through a Western Blot or did they only use a rapid test as confirmation? You cannot be diagnosed as HIV positive if you have not had a confirmatory, conclusive test.

If, however, you've been confirmed as being positive through 2 separate tests (elisa/rapid + WB), then you are positive and need to see a specialist, whether you've had symptoms or not. They'll draw blood and run a whole barriage of additional tests to gauge the state of your body and your immune system.

Hope that helps!
Vern

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barbara123
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Re: Am I really HIV+ - don't know what to believe! new
      #255575 - 05/09/11 03:14 PM

Thanks for the response, as it happens I have decided to seek a second independent test - wish me luck.

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