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Old 05-18-2004, 08:16 AM   #1
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Question No symptoms after 11 years?

I had an unprotected encounter 11 years ago and to this day it haunts me. I remember getting a flu like illness around this time but not sure exactly when. About 2 years after this encounter I had some dramatic weight loss, I was exercising but it seemed quicker and easier than it should have been. I am never sick and just had a blood test and lymphocytes were normal and so was my WBC. Is it possible to have no symptoms and nothing show on a CBC after 11 years?

 
Old 05-18-2004, 08:48 AM   #2
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

Will a CBC show that you have the HIV/AIDS virus? Cause I know I've had two done with in the past year when I had a mono test and when I had bloodwork done for my surgery.

 
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Old 05-18-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

No, a CBC can definitely determine if you are positive or not but it seems like over a long period of time something would be off on the CBC if you were positive.

 
Old 05-18-2004, 12:23 PM   #4
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

A CBC is NOT a test for HIV/AIDS. The blood test for HIV/AIDS is very sepecific and has no connection with a CBC. You need to request a test for HIV/AIDS and must sign a release before they can draw your blood. Get tested if you are concerned that you may be positive. HIV/AIDS is often asymptomatic. It was is my case. I had no symptoms when I was diagnosed in 9/2001.

 
Old 05-18-2004, 02:30 PM   #5
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

Laura,

11YRS and no real symptoms? I'd say your 99.9% in the clear. If the HIV virus was left untreated for 11 Years then statistically you would have AIDS by now and have an extremely compromised immune system.

I personally don't think you have the virus. By now I'm SURE you would have experienced some forms of sickness, illness, infection, etc.

You can take a very quick, simple, 5 minutes HIV test at your doctors to be completely sure, but in this case, I really don't think you have anything to worry about.

Weightloss, well that can be due to many factors, mentally and phsyically. I'm 25 and use to weigh 79KGS. I now weigh 64KGS and that is from extremely anxiety, though I often thought HIV! - We often make up silly symptoms and convince ourselves we have some terminal illness.

Take the test if you want to be 100% complete sure, but I think your fine and just self-diagnosing something that doesnt exist!

Goodluck!

Shal.

 
Old 05-18-2004, 03:41 PM   #6
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

Thanks everyone! I think it's time to just take a test and hopefully, put my mind at ease.

 
Old 05-18-2004, 05:01 PM   #7
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Re: No symptoms after 11 years?

Laura,

Excellent idea! - It's very scary to face and await test results but the reality is that a negative test will make life much more bearable and comforting.

Your not alone! I'm awaiting test results now. Be strong. Try not to worry to much, but please have a test for your own peace of mind.

Good luck!

Shal.

 
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