My initial test results have come back Negative. Whew!!! I know it's only a 3.5 week test, but I can't tell you how much better I feel after that result.
I went to an HIV specialist who said my systems did not clinically appear to be ARS, although he says he could be wrong. He said he thinks I have a bad UTI which reached my kidneys causing the burning sensation in my back, nausea and even rash. Now, a kidney infection is serious, but not as serious as HIV. He said my initial test didn't show infection, but sometimes it takes a while for these things to show. He did examine my throat, and said it did look inflammed and red, but thought it was possibly strep or another bacteria even though I tested negative for strep. He gave me meds which we treat both the UTI and possible strep.
What a load off. I told the man I've been seeing about the whole thing, came clean. Of course he felt bad, and told me that I should have shared my fears with him before. He had an HiV test just 7 months ago - negative.
Of course, I'm not out of the woods yet. The ID doc did a viral load test on me to be sure. I'll need to wait 4 days for those results (4 long days), but overall I feel positive....err...perphaps positve isn't the best choice of words here.
Kevin, what do you think? I feel so much better having done all the testing I could do at this point. And I'll never make such a mistake again! Regardless of how this turns out.
But for now...
Thanks for all your support. Especiallay a bloke named Kev! I'll keep you posted.
Thats great news Nelly.. Ok 3 months is conclusive, but personally i would worry about it any further.. its highly unlikley to change.. In a perverse way, its solved a problem ( kidney infection ) before it got to be a big problem.. Somtimes things happen for a reason..
I agree with Apollo123, this is great news (not the kidney infection, of course) and must be weight of your shoulders. Your results are good news, you spoke to your man which is good news and you have concrete facts to work with which is good news.
It is reasonable to say at this point that the chances of your results changing are extemely unlikely. You said in an earlier post that you man had to wait two weeks for his results, if his results are the same (and there appears to be no reason for them not to be, given his negative result seven months ago) you are home free. Any further tests you may wish to take from this point will purely be to confirm what you already know, you are negative.
If the words on this forum from myself and other members have helped you through this, then that is thanks enough.
Take care, regards Kevin.
Last edited by blokecalledkev; 09-30-2010 at 06:30 AM.
Well, the doc called with the results of my RNA test. It, too was negative. (Big sigh of relief) With the negative antibody and RNA test at almost 4 weeks, the doc doesn't feel I need to continue testing for HIV.
Hiya Nelly, all good news then.. Well if your partner tested negative then yes, just call it a day on the testing.. he is right, you were low risk and the results would pick up most traces of infection by now.. Personally, for peace of mind i would do a 3 months ( just incase you get a cold and start getting stressed, at least you know its only a cold lol,) but honestly i dont belive for one moment your results would change..
Sorry for the late reply.This is great news. Never one to ignore the doc's advice I would tend to agree with him/her. It is very unlikely your status will change with any further tests, but it really is down to what makes you feel comfortable. If you still have doubts, lingering worries, then maybe further tests simply to set your mind at rest is the way forward. Of course this is entirely down to yourself but to be honest it really does look like you are out of the woods.
I would like to say to you though, you have handled this very well and thank you for your kind words.