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My last exposure was 7 months ago...
      #292 - 03/29/00 04:20 PM

My last exposure was over 7 months ago, a few months ago I came
down with, thrush, swollen glands all over and great fatigue. I
have had 3 HIV ELISA tests, 3 DNA PCRS and one Viral Load PCR all
Negative.....Does anyone have any suggestions or comments....My
risk was receiving oral sex and kissing. Whats your opinions?
Thanks!



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Anonymous
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Re: My last exposure was 7 months ago... new
      #293 - 03/29/00 04:21 PM

I'm no expert but I was told that there are no false nagatives. I
would continue to be tested at least every 3-6 months for 2 years
if you're really worried about it. I've never heard of anyone
getting it from kissing, if that were true I believe many more
people would be infected. I don't know about the oral sex, you
should ask your doctor about that one. In any case, if you have
those symptoms, there must be something going on. It may not be
HIV. There are many other things that can cause the same symptoms
that won't show up on those tests. You should tell your doctor
everything about yourself to help him/her better diagnose you. I
hope it all works out for you. Good luck.



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Anonymous
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Re: My last exposure was 7 months ago... new
      #294 - 03/29/00 04:21 PM

Re: False negatives. I was infected with HIV from my partner the
first time we had unsafe sex with each other, the first Sunday of
May 1997. Three weeks later, I came down with a weird illness,
similar to mononucleosis, but it was not mono. I experienced
fatigue, swollen glands, loss of appetite, body ache and high
fever. I took a test towards the end of June, and it came back
negative. I thought I was ok until October 14, 1997 when I
received my results from another test which revealed I was
positive. I know exactly when I contracted the virus because I
was with one partner that year. Statistics also prove that
30%-50% of those infected experience the same flu like symptoms
during the seroconversion process. It is always important to
follow up with your tests because of the false negatives.



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mellow
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Re: My last exposure was 7 months ago... new
      #295 - 03/29/00 04:22 PM

you should go to a free clinic where you can stay anonymous and still get treatment, also you can get tested for other diseases. i will pray for you as i do for everyone in my life. peace and blessings- mellow




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Karen
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Re: My last exposure was 7 months ago... new
      #296 - 03/29/00 04:23 PM

It's important that you call a hotline or something to discuss
what your exposure was. Sometimes what you describe could be
symptoms but often not. It sounds you are anxious--so call Rick
at the Nevada hotline 1-800-842-AIDS or read his materials here
to see whether you really are at high risk. Karen



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Anonymous
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Re: My last exposure was 7 months ago... new
      #11564 - 10/29/00 04:05 PM

I can't believe these people are telling you to test again. I think you have tested enough. MAYBE one more ELISA. If you have done all those tests, you are negative and your doctor probably agrees or you'd be taking more tests insztead of asking people on this board for advice. Six months is 99.9, right????



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