I know i have HIV! (ANOTHER "I KNOW I HAVE IT" QUESTION, 2010)
Let me just start off by saying that i love the work u do for HIV and the cause and i believe someday i will be in ur shoes doing the same for others. I want to let u know that i am 100% sure that i have HIV. Let me tell u what happened. On 11/20 i had a risk with a girl of unknown status(condom breakage 2x same night). As of 11/27 i started to have ARS symptoms. It started with night sweats n diahreaa then on 11/30 i started to get swollen lymph nodes on my neck. then lymph node issue became worst and now i have lymphadenopathy all over the body. I never knew what lymph nodes were prior to this incident. I have exp rash @ 3wks, thrush and swollen gums. As of now which is 11wks past exp i still have the lymphadenopathy, thrush, swollen gums and blurred vision and pain on my lower back and legs which i believe can be neuropathy. I am not exagerating my symptoms they are all very real.
Test that i have taken since then include Elisa @ 12 n 15 days n were negative DNA PCR by labcorp @ 18 days negative Oralswab @ 4wks negative Rapid HIV test and NAAT test @ 5 1/2wks negative Oralswab @ 6 1/2wks negative Unigold rapid test n NAAT test 7 1/2wks negative Clearview finger prick @ 9wks negative Oralswab @ 11wks negative
Now i know u will say that i have taken alot of test n all negative as of now, 1wk away from 12wks. So that i shud be fine. Well i have not felt fine since 11/27. I recently went to a infectious disease specialist and requested a HIV RNA viral load test to see how much of the virus is in me. I know that this test just like the NAAT have a good chance of having a false positive but i know that hiv is causing serious harm to my body n immune and i believe that the only reason why hiv has not yet been detected is due to my already compromised immune system. For years i have had GI issues. I wouldnt throw up or anything but usually had loose stool when eating certain foods, milk or can be described as IRS. So i guess after years that had an impact on my system.
What are the odds that HIV is hiding in my lymph nodes there for not creating antibodies?
Chances that I would have 2 false negatives from a NAAT test provided by the city of Chicago at both 5 1/2 n 7 1/2wks.
How coincedental is it that all these symptoms would appear 1wk after exp but not be associated with HIV? I c alot of people all the suddent get symptoms after exp even when protected n no condom breakage, unlike my case.
I guess i have been living the hardest 3 months of my life and i will never forget this period due to all that has happened. But i know that i will make the most of whatever the results are, even if viral load test shows detectible which i know it will. thank u and i hope to get a response from u.
take care and stay well!
Not another dude who is "!00% sure" he is HIV positive, despite repeatedly testing HIV negative??? You're like the fifth one tonight. There must be a full moon out or something, because loads of looney-tunes wackos are out in force! Getting you guys to face reality and use common sense is as difficult as nailing jello to a tree!
Dude, your HIV-acquisition risk is unprotected (broken-condom) sex with someone of unknown HIV status.
Your symptoms are more consistent with anxiety than HIV. I do not believe your immune system is "compromised" based on what you reported.
Addressing your specific questions:
It's a very common coincidence! Just check the archives for gazillions of similar stories.
Write back when you have your definitive HIV test and we'll WOO-HOO together I'll then add your post to the many others who were so wrong despite their 100% certainty!