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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 9:30am On Jan 19, 2020
Ade24682:
What state are you? PCR is within the range of 10-20k
Okay thanks
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 6:15pm On Jan 19, 2020
Ade24682:

You have no case with hIV man. But just do a test.
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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 10:04pm On Jan 19, 2020
You
belzieee:
Its happenimg to me during harmattan. so idk if its harmattan thats causing it. plus the harmattan is back again. Thanks tho. I appreciate
For people that said they had fever symptoms, was your body hot and did you feel cold inside? Plus how many weeks before the fever came
lol. Are you mistaking me for the OP.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 10:21pm On Jan 19, 2020
Ade24682:
You
lol. Are you mistaking me for the OP.
No. I just added it there. No vex
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 10:27pm On Jan 19, 2020
belzieee:
No. I just added it there. No vex
no problem. What I keep on advising people is go and check. No need being scared, I had my fear but only a test can make you comfortable
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Anthonyant447: 7:24pm On Feb 01, 2020
Well I think I have to drop this here cos it will be ungrateful of me if I didn't. I have done the last test after 6 months 10 days. And I am HIV, Hepatitis B, Hepatitis C, H pylori, VDRL free. I really appreciate you all. I did the test On the above on the 30th of January and everything came back negative. May God heal those that have been affected. Stay safe and healthy

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 6:17pm On Feb 10, 2020
Good evening. I just saw some white stuff inside my mouth like on my throat just now. It went off immediately I drank water. And ive been having what I think is fever cos my bofy temperature is always hot(37-37.5). Idk whats happeming. I did hiv test after 6 weeks and it came out negative. Just because of one kiss. Im surprised. Does any doctor have an idea as to what caused that white stuff? Im really scared.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 9:15pm On Feb 10, 2020
belzieee:
Good evening. I just saw some white stuff inside my mouth like on my throat just now. It went off immediately I drank water. And ive been having what I think is fever cos my bofy temperature is always hot(37-37.5). Idk whats happeming. I did hiv test after 6 weeks and it came out negative. Just because of one kiss. Im surprised. Does any doctor have an idea as to what caused that white stuff? Im really scared.
Possibly oral thrush or clamydia. Heard warm water with salt inside used to rinse the mouth helps. But visit the hospital.this one you posted it here you think it’s HiV
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 3:23am On Feb 11, 2020
Ade24682:

Possibly oral thrush or clamydia. Heard warm water with salt inside used to rinse the mouth helps. But visit the hospital.this one you posted it here you think it’s HiV
ok thank you. I'll visit the hospital today to run std tests cos its strange. I dont want to believe its Hiv at all cos it will be very weird. I did Hiv test on saturday (6 weeks) and it came out negative. I really pray it remains that way. But what causes oral thrush tho? Any idea?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 4:13am On Feb 11, 2020
belzieee:
ok thank you. I'll visit the hospital today to run std tests cos its strange. I dont want to believe its Hiv at all cos it will be very weird. I did Hiv test on saturday (6 weeks) and it came out negative. I really pray it remains that way. But what causes oral thrush tho? Any idea?
a lot can cause it. Just don’t have hiv in mind.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 4:17am On Feb 11, 2020
Ade24682:
a lot can cause it. Just don’t have hiv in mind.
ok thanks man. I appreciate
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by ChybuzzDD(m): 5:00am On Feb 11, 2020
Ade24682:
a lot can cause it. Just don’t have hiv in mind.
That "a lot" also includes HIV and other causes of immunosuppression, such as diabetes mellitus, steroid therapy, pregnancy, chronic diseases(renal failure, liver failure, etc), malnutrition, old age, etc.
He did well to suspect HIV and to have appropriately done a screening test for it, since it is a recognizable cause of immunosuppression, and hence oral thrush.
Any condition that can cause immunosuppression can lead to the development of oral thrush.
Oral thrush(oral candidiasis), just like vaginal candidiasis, can also occur in normal individuals, as well as in asthmatics on steroid-containing inhalers, especially if they don't rinse their mouths after each puffs.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 8:04am On Feb 11, 2020
ChybuzzDD:

That "a lot" also includes HIV and other causes of immunosuppression, such as diabetes mellitus, steroid therapy, pregnancy, chronic diseases(renal failure, liver failure, etc), malnutrition, old age, etc.
He did well to suspect HIV and to have appropriately done a screening test for it, since it is a recognizable cause of immunosuppression, and hence oral thrush.
Any condition that can cause immunosuppression can lead to the development of oral thrush.
Oral thrush(oral candidiasis), just like vaginal candidiasis, can also occur in normal individuals, as well as in asthmatics on steroid-containing inhalers, especially if they don't rinse their mouths after each puffs.


ok boss. its like youre a doctor. i have a few questions to ask. the fever and oral thrush happened cos i kissed one girl like that in december when i had an open sore on my lip tho she didnt have. Am I at risk of hiv infection? What other tests should I carry out to know where my problem is coming from? FBC? Blood culture? Urine microscopy? Std test or all of them. Plus I have things walking on my hair and body. Like insects

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by ChybuzzDD(m): 8:44am On Feb 11, 2020
belzieee:
ok boss. its like youre a doctor. i have a few questions to ask. the fever and oral thrush happened cos i kissed one girl like that in december when i had an open sore on my lip tho she didnt have. Am I at risk of hiv infection? What other tests should I carry out to know where my problem is coming from? FBC? Blood culture? Urine microscopy? Std test or all of them. Plus I have things walking on my hair and body. Like insects

HIV is not transmitted through the saliva, unless both of you have wounds/sores in your mouths when the kissing incident happened. You should be more worried about contracting Hepatitis B, C, and Herpes simplex virus 1, which can be passed on via the saliva.
You can repeat the HIV test after 3 months, since you can't vouch if the lady had mouty sores at that time, as well as her status. You can also do screening tests for the hepatitis B and C viruses.
For the other tests you listed, I do not see any indication for any of them at this time, in relation to your symptoms.
Remember we can not say for sure if what you had was oral thrush, as we didn't see it, and considering the fact that oral thrush is not easily dislodged by mere drinking of water. They usually need to be scraped to be able to remove them
The "walking" things on your hair and body could be attributable to anxiety/ psychological factors, known as psychosomatization.
I advise you visit a hospital where you'll be fully examined physically, and real-time decisions taken.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 9:47am On Feb 11, 2020
ChybuzzDD:


HIV is not transmitted through the saliva, unless both of you have wounds/sores in your mouths when the kissing incident happened. You should be more worried about contracting Hepatitis B, C, and Herpes simplex virus 1, which can be passed on via the saliva.
You can repeat the HIV test after 3 months, since you can't vouch if the lady had mouty sores at that time, as well as her status. You can also do screening tests for the hepatitis B and C viruses.
For the other tests you listed, I do not see any indication for any of them at this time, in relation to your symptoms.
Remember we can not say for sure if what you had was oral thrush, as we didn't see it, and considering the fact that oral thrush is not easily dislodged by mere drinking of water. They usually need to be scraped to be able to remove them
The "walking" things on your hair and body could be attributable to anxiety/ psychological factors, known as psychosomatization.
I advise you visit a hospital where you'll be fully examined physically, and real-time decisions taken.


Quick one. You practice abroad. Is hiv test after 6months considered conclusive where you are despite one having severe symptoms that points to immune suppression like oral thrush.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by ChybuzzDD(m): 10:22am On Feb 11, 2020
Zornes123:

Quick one. You practice abroad. Is hiv test after 6months considered conclusive where you are despite one having severe symptoms that points to immune suppression like oral thrush.

Every HIV test should be able to detect it after 6months, even in those who take post exposure prophylaxis(PEP) after exposure- their own window period may be prolonged by the medications.
So, a negative test even with the least reliable ELISA antibody test should be considered conclusive, if the reagents/strips used are in good condition
In developed countries, if there's any doubt about the screening test, a more advanced one like NAT(nucleic acid test), which will detect the virus itself, will be quickly used.
HIV is not the only cause of immunosuppression, and hence, oral thrush, and anyone who already has oral thrush arising from HIV or severe symptoms, as you said, attributable to HIV, will certainly test positive after 6 months. If otherwise, other causes should be explored for those symptoms.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 7:01am On Feb 12, 2020
ChybuzzDD:


Every HIV test should be able to detect it after 6months, even in those who take post exposure prophylaxis(PEP) after exposure- their own window period may be prolonged by the medications.
So, a negative test even with the least reliable ELISA antibody test should be considered conclusive, if the reagents/strips used are in good condition
In developed countries, if there's any doubt about the screening test, a more advanced one like NAT(nucleic acid test), which will detect the virus itself, will be quickly used.
HIV is not the only cause of immunosuppression, and hence, oral thrush, and anyone who already has oral thrush arising from HIV or severe symptoms, as you said, attributable to HIV, will certainly test positive after 6 months. If otherwise, other causes should be explored for those symptoms.

Can I p.m you
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 9:20am On Feb 12, 2020
ChybuzzDD:


HIV is not transmitted through the saliva, unless both of you have wounds/sores in your mouths when the kissing incident happened. You should be more worried about contracting Hepatitis B, C, and Herpes simplex virus 1, which can be passed on via the saliva.
You can repeat the HIV test after 3 months, since you can't vouch if the lady had mouty sores at that time, as well as her status. You can also do screening tests for the hepatitis B and C viruses.
For the other tests you listed, I do not see any indication for any of them at this time, in relation to your symptoms.
Remember we can not say for sure if what you had was oral thrush, as we didn't see it, and considering the fact that oral thrush is not easily dislodged by mere drinking of water. They usually need to be scraped to be able to remove them
The "walking" things on your hair and body could be attributable to anxiety/ psychological factors, known as psychosomatization.
I advise you visit a hospital where you'll be fully examined physically, and real-time decisions taken.


Good morning sir. I believe the "walking" things are not anxiety because I just saw one very tiny insect(I think slightly yellow in colour) walking on my leg. I haven't gone for the hepatitis test yet but I will because I really want to know what's wrong me but I pray nothing is wrong with me tho lol but this period is really helping because I am really concerned about my health. I plan on going for tuberculosis, hepatitis, Chlamydia and all other std test when I get more money. As fir the white stuff I cant really tell if its thrush but I normally see it Down my throat(its not really much, just spots like lines. I' been bringing out phlegm like it comes out with saliva and phlegm abi sputum so I think that's the cause. I might be wrong tho) I'll continue going for tests but I've done a few of which I'll collect results on friday. I'm thinking of posting them here so you can check whenever you're free and have time and tell me if there's something wrong. I really hope you can help me with it. Woops! This is an epistle. I know its much but at this stage, I don't think I have a choice

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 4:32pm On Feb 12, 2020
HAEMATOLOGY
Hb 13.5 (13-18 g/dl)
PcV 45 (40-54)
WBC 5.8 (4.8-10.8 X10'9/L
Platelets 278 (140-400)
DIFFERENTIAL
Neut 49 (40-75)
Lymph 41 (20-45)
Mono normal range (2-10)
Eosino normal range (1-6)
Baso normal range (not specified)
Mono, eosino and baso all pegged at 10
I am really concerned about the differentials and what they mean.
Malaria- No parasite seen
Vdrl- non reactive
H pylori- sero negative
Widal test- Sal typhi D- 1 titre
Result- D 1/20 (insignificant)
Can anyone help interpret this?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by sosospence(m): 4:34pm On Feb 12, 2020
Zola77:
All will be well what month are you right know @military87...@skripture do test and give us feedback...I still believe the 3 months conclusive test honestly I believe there is a change in the technology with regards to the equipment used nowadays the 3% is less likely and rare...once you have passed the 3 month mark just calm down and wait for the next 3 months just for confirmation...let's be optimistic...@military87 go back and repeat those std tests again I feel something is wrong somewhere same thing I want to do...[b][/b].Abstinence is the key its better to remain celibate than to pass through all this stress


I swear Abstinence is the key.This stress does not worth it.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by desoul2004(m): 6:16pm On Feb 12, 2020
sosospence:
I swear Abstinence is the key.This stress does not worth it.

Say condom, abstinence is relatively impossible.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by sosospence(m): 6:29pm On Feb 12, 2020
desoul2004:


Say condom, abstinence is relatively impossible.
Bursting of condom is another risk.Abstinence is possible.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by sosospence(m): 10:51pm On Feb 12, 2020
carter009:
Guys should be careful ooooo, I keep saying this ,many girls spread HIV without even knowing they have it.......
I wonder with all these awareness,people are still careless about unprotected sex.To me,abstinence is the best.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 4:13am On Feb 13, 2020
belzieee:
HAEMATOLOGY
Hb 13.5 (13-18 g/dl)
PcV 45 (40-54)
WBC 5.8 (4.8-10.8 X10'9/L
Platelets 278 (140-400)
DIFFERENTIAL
Neut 49 (40-75)
Lymph 41 (20-45)
Mono normal range (2-10)
Eosino normal range (1-6)
Baso normal range (not specified)
Mono, eosino and baso all pegged at 10
I am really concerned about the differentials and what they mean.
Malaria- No parasite seen
Vdrl- non reactive
H pylori- sero negative
Widal test- Sal typhi D- 1 titre
Result- D 1/20 (insignificant)
Can anyone help interpret this?
You are ok from your test bro.
Most of the results came out non reactive, I can see you tested for syphillis as well. And the other results you did fell within range. You shouldn’t just go about doing test. Try to see a doctor so they give you the proper test to do.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Suregiver48: 6:49am On Feb 13, 2020
Skripture:

I want to believe it o but when i remember my symptoms, the fear starts again. At least you don't have swollen lymph nodes and mouth ulcers na. So your own might be something else totally.


Please where is the lymph nodes and how can you know a swollen one?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Suregiver48: 6:50am On Feb 13, 2020
Nwaotu10:


I had swollen node lymph, severe mouth ulcers, genital warts and almost had all the pronounced symptoms of HIV. I was scared; I cried bitterly; I was suicidal. But, I went for test for 4 good times in interval of months, I tested negative. This is the 7th month now. I will still test again next month.
You need to relax your mind bro, there are many viral infection with common symptoms of HIV. Get tested and relax.


Where is the lymph nodes and how can one know that it is swollen
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 9:31am On Feb 13, 2020
Ade24682:

You are ok from your test bro.
Most of the results came out non reactive, I can see you tested for syphillis as well. And the other results you did fell within range. You shouldn’t just go about doing test. Try to see a doctor so they give you the proper test to do.
Thank you. I saw a doctor who recommended I do Urinalysis, FBC and RVS. I just did others so I can know early enough if something is wrong with me cos on a normal day I will never visit any hospital. Presently I have diarrhoea and little sores on my lip. But the girl has now fallen sick-fever, headache, cold, catarrh and throat itching, at least that's what she told me. I'll keep on monitoring the situation and for my sake I really hope its not HIV
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 4:23pm On Feb 13, 2020
belzieee:
Thank you. I saw a doctor who recommended I do Urinalysis, FBC and RVS. I just did others so I can know early enough if something is wrong with me cos on a normal day I will never visit any hospital. Presently I have diarrhoea and little sores on my lip. But the girl has now fallen sick-fever, headache, cold, catarrh and throat itching, at least that's what she told me. I'll keep on monitoring the situation and for my sake I really hope its not HIV
i shouldn’t be the one telling you this. But a lot of things can cause in mouth. Herpes, hepitis, syphillis( which you did).
Just chill, but 3months after this said exposure do the HIV test. Do you know the girls status?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 5:44pm On Feb 13, 2020
Ade24682:
i shouldn’t be the one telling you this. But a lot of things can cause in mouth. Herpes, hepitis, syphillis( which you did).
Just chill, but 3months after this said exposure do the HIV test. Do you know the girls status?
Ok thank you. No I don't. I'm actually worried cos she looked emaciated the last time I saw her(not like she was fat before tho) I asked her and she said its stress. Plus she no longer stays here. She travelled back to her state. Idk how to tell her to run a test. Cos I told her I've gone for test and she didn't sound like she was ever going to do one.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 5:47pm On Feb 13, 2020
belzieee:
Ok thank you. No I don't. I'm actually worried cos she looked emaciated the last time I saw her(not like she was fat before tho) I asked her and she said its stress. Plus she no longer stays here. She travelled back to her state. Idk how to tell her to run a test. Cos I told her I've gone for test and she didn't sound like she was ever going to do one.
Well how long after exposure is this? If you are that scared then go for a 4th generation antigen/anti bodies test. It’s a more expensive though.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 7:44pm On Feb 13, 2020
Ade24682:

Well how long after exposure is this? If you are that scared then go for a 4th generation antigen/anti bodies test. It’s a more expensive though.
6 weeks. Weekend makes it seven. How much is the test and where is it done? What lab does it and what should I tell them I want to do? Plus do you know if govt hospitals do it? If no, what tests do they use? Cos my result shows seronegative. Sorry for plenty questions
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Ade24682: 8:31pm On Feb 13, 2020
belzieee:
6 weeks. Weekend makes it seven. How much is the test and where is it done? What lab does it and what should I tell them I want to do? Plus do you know if govt hospitals do it? If no, what tests do they use? Cos my result shows seronegative. Sorry for plenty questions
It’s 6-8k. It’s usually done in standard labs(what state are you in). It’s called antigen/antibody test. I don’t think government hospital does it, even if they do it’s going to be a federal teaching hospital which does hiv serology( not sure if this one checks for antigen). Sero negative means negative, a test at weeks 6 is very likely not to change. But it’s always advisable to confirm at month 3 if you think you were really exposed.

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