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Hiv testing questions
      #40766 - 09/25/02 10:29 AM

I have been reading by others about different types of tests. (1st, 2nd , 3rd Generation)
I had a test (came back negative) by my healthcare provider (not by free clinic) at right around the 6 month mark (I think 181 dayss, but not definite)
Would it matter what type of test it is at this late point?
I did not ask because I just thought a test was a test. I still have symptoms of loose stool, night sweating (which I can say I did get alot years prior to testing), and stomach gurgling. I've been told I shouldnt worry, but I can't help. I love this site and wish to help others the way they have helped me. Thank you to all.



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      #40769 - 09/25/02 11:23 AM

No need to worry. Your are fine. Generation of test does not matter. I have had same symptoms. Get a thorough check-up and tell your doctor about your symptoms. Could be irritable bowel/ stress-related.



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      #40770 - 09/25/02 11:25 AM

By the way, what other symptoms did you have and when (how long after exposure)? Did you get checked for other STD's?
What was your risk (vaginal, oral, etc?). I have had negative tests but symptoms similar to yours.



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      #40775 - 09/25/02 12:02 PM

My symptoms were quite heavy, although my risk of how I could have gotten it is very low. I had a few open mouth kisses with a girl (maybe two) I did not know that I met at a bar sometime in either February or March. Then in the beginning of April I got sick. (started as strep throat, then had blood taken and told I had mono) I had all the symptoms of mono which lasted the entire month of April, but I also had diahrea that lasted a week. Since then, I have had skin rashes on my foot and eye, a puss filled pimple on my penis (once about 7 months ago, and then again this month) and I still get loose stool and gurgling stomach. I also sweat at night just as I fall asleep. (although I have done this for years prior to my last negative of Nov 2001) My only positive signs are (1) my risk of getting it through kissing is low(2) My test came back negative after 6 months, and (3) The doctor told me I had mono back in April, which or may not cause some of these symptoms. Write back.



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Re: Hiv testing questions new
      #40789 - 09/25/02 03:30 PM

Take if from me you need to talk to a dissident to get your thinking working for you.



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      #40803 - 09/25/02 10:33 PM

Alive,
Please learn more about how the disease gets transmitted, you can not get infected by deep kissing. You can only get infected by blood to blood contact (sharing needles), or unprotected vaginal or anal sex. Even if you know the person is infected you can not get the disease by kissing them, shaking there hand, touching parts of there body, or getting semen or blood on your skin. It has to be insertion of one kind or another to get infected (needles, penis, etc).

The G-Man




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