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Chris T.
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HIV is it in ME Please Help ME
      #37807 - 08/02/02 10:26 PM

I have been following this board for quite some time and havent posted in a while. I NEED help from all.
On feb.9th I had unprotected vaginal intercourse with a girl. The next day i developed a major apothous ulcer(big one) in my cheek, and acne on my face. The end of the week i developed a rash on my forhead to my hairline. Week 2 I got hammered with chills, sunburn like rash all over body, EXTREME body fatigue and muscle weakness, diareaha, inter-pcranial pressure like you wouldnt believe, floaters for a few days, bruise on thigh, transient burn like marks on hands, severe dry mouth, sore throat, rash reappeared some weeks later, all time problems with stomach green bowel movements, tingling on right hand for 3 weeks in ring finger and pinky finger, also felt like something was invading my nervous system with twitching. I believe that i went through every ARS symptoms you will read about. OK test are as follows:
13 ELISA tests since week 1 to 5 months all negative!!
3 RNA VL tests 1.0 ultra sensative to 50 copies undetected.
p24 at 42 days negative.
3 western blots-------- 1st one positive at 52 days. Next one negative one month later. 3rd one negative at 5 months post exposure.
5 DNAby PCR all not detected!!!!!
I tested the female in question and she tested negative ELISA 2 times 1 HIV 1/2 combo and regular HIV1 test.
My g/f experienced the same symptoms that I did and she tested negative ELISA test also and she is a regular blood donor and donated 6 weeks after contact with me and it was accepted no problem.
I saw a top HIV specialist in my area at one of the country's leading HIV universities and she is assuring me that i dont have HIV and all my symptoms are NON-Specific and even after she reviewed my tests she said that a positive western blot is not hiv unless they all are positive. I am thoroughly confused and have contemplated suicide many times i dont know what to do my body in no way feels like it did b4 this contact. I was questioning this girl i had sex with and she has been hosp-italized with nose bleeds, tonsilitis, and now she had an ultrasound b/c of pain in her shternum that shifted to her right side. Said she gets ringworm like infections on her skin that she says is stress yea right. I was awoke the next morning with a hang over and her coughing so bad i thought she was dying and she repied oh i dont do mornings well at all.
My blood work showed a low normal white blood count and elevated monocytes. My cd4 at 52 days were 750 50%
CD8 412 27%
Ratio 1.85
I asked the specialist what about the posiibility of a strain that is not being picked up by the tests and she repied that it is not possible all strains are detected by elisa, then how come we are hearing about strains that are detected? I feel lousy and dont know where to turn I have lost my life for the past 6 months i dont leave the house or do anything, i just want some help- to feel better and dont want to die of HIV i dont want this disease, i just want some answers cause i am not crazy. Can anyone help me please i am desperate and need some advice. Thank you Chris T



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Anonymous
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37808 - 08/02/02 10:38 PM

hey get a grip. What ever you had WAS NOT AND IS NOT HIV. I had almost identical symptoms tested out neg 3 times up to 5+ months. I agree w/ you it's awful but not HIV OK?



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G-manBill
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Re: HIV is in ME TOO! new
      #37809 - 08/02/02 10:39 PM

Its in me too cause I ate a green african money while in afrca and had sex with a black man there.



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confused
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37814 - 08/03/02 01:29 AM

Chris,its not hiv ,ive had most of those symptoms and some others,I was sure i had hiv to i tested at 9 weeks,14 weeks ,17 weeks,23 weeks ,25 weeks and my last test was at 33 weeks.It took me till the 33 week test to stop thinking i had hiv.I know how you feel but you do not have hiv.what makes it so hard to believe the results is still having symptoms,i know that ive been there.I still have some symptoms but since im not worrried about hiv anymore they seem to be getting better,try to believe your tests and im sure your symptoms will start to go away to.I still think i got somthing from the woman i was with but its not hiv.hang in there and take care.



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Re: HIV is in ME TOO! To G-manBill new
      #37830 - 08/03/02 01:21 PM

Just wondering a couple things: How did that green monkey taste? And the second regarding a myth: Is it true what they say about black men really being larger, etc.?



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G-manBill
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Re: HIV is in ME TOO! To G-manBill new
      #37837 - 08/03/02 10:37 PM

Its all true he was so gifted shall we say! LOL!



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shadow1
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Re: HIV is in ME TOO! new
      #37839 - 08/04/02 12:32 AM

yes, Africa is a nice place, green monkeys are good, and what makes you think im not a Black Man?

some peoples kids!!!!!!

The G-Man



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uhohblita
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37851 - 08/04/02 11:06 PM

so what is it? related to HIV? you have to admit there are alot of similar symptoms.

are we just supposed to live with this awful sh!t?



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uhohblita
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37852 - 08/04/02 11:08 PM

chris,
where have you been and why have you decided to come back? di you have some setback? i have a small setback every time i think about the girl i was with. does this happen to you? are you currently having symptoms or the the "ars" done its course?



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Extremely
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37854 - 08/05/02 02:37 AM

Dear Chris,

I think you should be absolutely reassured by that number of negative tests and also by your specialist's opinion that you do not have HIV. I would be if I were you. A single positive band on the WB is not especially significant. The fact that two further WBs were negative indicates it is not hiv - if it was hiv, the subsequent blots would have shown further positive bands evolving over time.

It is difficult to understand why so many of us get symptoms like tingling in the little and ring finger - I have had this symptom, I had never had it before exposure and hadn't even read about it. Whatever it is, it does not seem to be hiv ( although I think it is hiv in my case, but that's different!).



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Anonymous
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Re: HIV is it in ME Please Help ME new
      #37856 - 08/05/02 09:23 AM

You have no choice but to live with this awful sh!t until you are willing and able to accept the blindingly obvious.

HIV can affect virtually every part of the body. So too can worrying about HIV. Seeing experts and having tests WILL rule out HIV. The symptoms of worrying about HIV will only start to go when you accept this, listen to them, and realise that countless other people have had to do the same. This goes for Chris and it goes for you too.







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