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Old 08-25-2004, 12:22 PM   #1
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Dr. Knows Something I dont?

I dont know if anyone can answer this question, but its been bothering me for a while. I was recently in the hospital, for a bad reaction to an anti-biotic. Dr. asked me about my sexual history, to determine whether or not they should conduct an HIV test. I told him, that I had give oral or my current boyfriend, who is a virgin, I am a virgin as well. I also told him that I had given oral one time, to an ex of mine. He asked me if I knew anything about his sexual history, I said no, he asked when the occurance was, i told him it was over a year ago. He shrugged it off, like it was no longer a possibility. He said I had zero chance of having it, and did not conduct a test. They thought it might be possible I was suffering from ARS. Why wouldnt it still be possible for me to have contracted HIV from the previous person, despite ARS? IS there something the dr. knew that I didnt? They took many blood tests, etc. on me...I just dont really understand. It was a respected hospital in Atlanta. An infectious disease dr. I just wonder.

 
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Old 08-25-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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Re: Dr. Knows Something I dont?

i don't think that they thought you were going through ARS. it would be bad medical practice to NOT inquire sexual history to a person of child bearing age, not only because of HIV, but all STD's. your doctor seemed to be asking routine questions to get a complete medical history to paint the clearest picture possible. obviously there was no concern, so you should not be concerned. ARS happens 2-4 weeks after exposure and so after a year there would be more obvious signs if not concrete proof if you were infected, but oral sex is such a low risk activity that most doctors won't test because of that.

i had a team of 8 doctors working on/with me a little over a year ago because of a very rare colon infection, they took about 80 vials of blood over the time i was in the hospital and still can't tell me how i got it--- they have ideas, but no proof. of course AIDS was mentioned, but i am negative. you really have nothing to worry about.
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Old 08-26-2004, 01:12 PM   #3
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Re: Dr. Knows Something I dont?

Thanks Just reading that makes me feel better. Honestly, I was just curious about the technicality of it...which blood tests point to medical signs something is wrong, etc. For example, I know they took my white blood count, b/c it was dangerously low( it later went back up to my normal count)--the reason they kept me in the hospital, however I dont know how extensive of a blood count they took. It is my understanding that your white blood count can be all messed up, while your T cells and whatnot can remain normal, vise versa. I was also curious about ANA levels, seeing as it is the level of anti-bodies in your system that fight off disease. My levels, for that, as I remember, were perfect. Everything they tested me for was perfect, BP, no enlarged anything...urine was clean. My oxygen levels--perfect. I'm probably just too curious for my own good, eh? I have realized I do not HIV tho...I must admit, the subject still intrigues me.

 
Old 03-01-2007, 12:07 PM   #4
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i'm sure the doctor also dismissed the hiv test because acquiring hiv orally is rare, not unheard of, but rare and you were in a low risk group

 
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