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hope2012
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Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months
      06/09/12 06:49 PM

I had a high sex exposure this year, following that I started to have almost all severe ARS related symptoms: lesion on foreskin, night sweats, chills, itchy on scalps/over body, rashes, white tongue, hand numbness/arm stinging, weight loss, gum soars, muscle/joint pains, uncomfortable body, fatigue, runny nose, cough...Many of these symptoms persist until now after 5 months. I took AZT prescribed by my primary doctor for 3 weeks during the 3rd month after exposure, which had helped my symptoms a lot. I measured CD4 three times, which ranged from 530-730, with % ranged from 31%-33% (low bounds or a tiny out of normal range of 32%). So, based on these, I am definitely convinced that I got HIV contraction.

The strange thing is that all antibody blood and OralQuick tests came back negative 23 weeks, the PCR RNA HIV-1 says undetectable (<20 copies) before and after AZT use, the HIV-2 proviral DNA says not detected (2 months after stopping AZT).
I am confused, could not explain why AZT helped symptoms, why have very low cd4 counts, and why I still have all these persistent symptoms. Likely I am a very rare case to show antibody late.

Update: at 26 weeks (6 month) ClearView HIV 1/2 rapid test still negative, muscle/joint pain and extreme fatigue are the main symptoms now, really really could not understand why AZT would have helped a lot for body if it was not HIV what else it could be?? why cd4 is low and why still have these acute symptoms?

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* Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months hope2012 06/09/12 06:49 PM
. * Re: Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months mike_7801   06/14/12 02:18 PM
. * Re: Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months iknowigotit   06/14/12 04:38 AM
. * Re: Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months KenC   06/12/12 02:45 AM
. * Re: Convinced Infected but test negative almost 6 months crabmanModerator   06/09/12 07:34 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months KenC   06/09/12 07:07 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months hope2012   06/09/12 07:54 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months crabmanModerator   06/09/12 08:10 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/10/12 09:04 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months hope2012   06/11/12 10:10 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months crabmanModerator   06/11/12 09:14 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months KenC   06/11/12 03:39 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months hope2012   06/11/12 04:25 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months kicker   06/11/12 12:16 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/11/12 05:01 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months crabmanModerator   06/11/12 06:12 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months kicker   06/11/12 10:51 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/12/12 12:39 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months kicker   06/12/12 02:02 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/12/12 09:20 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months crabmanModerator   06/12/12 02:04 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/12/12 07:52 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months ruans   06/11/12 05:05 PM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months Abibe   01/13/13 03:36 AM
. * Re: Belive Infected but test negative almost 6 months hope2012   06/11/12 06:16 PM
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