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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Freedom24: 12:49pm On Apr 24, 2020
I had a childhood friend f I lost contact with for a longtime, I got to meet her on my way to school last year. Later we started talking and we became very close. We started dating July last year had sex with her like 4 times using protection all through. Before we broke up on August we did hiv test which came out NEGATIVE. Later in November I fell sick, took drugs and it came back I did typhoid and malaria test I had typhoid of which I took drip and I was fine. So after reading things online I decided to run hiv test again in November in my school clinic. When I got there a young IT student attended to me though a lady was there that was like her boss. She prick my thumb and put it on a white kit I think it should be ELISA don't know but it a white tube. She told me to wait outside for 20mins. I came back when I looked at the register booklet were I wrote my name she wrote Negative but later cancelled it and told me she will have to take another blood sample. Before now before she used the white tube the lady told her she should have used the rapid kit that the white one is for confirmation. She took my blood again told me to wait. She was just staring at the kit. Then called her boss don't know what they discussed she just wrote positive and gave the result to me.I was shocked and I challenged her that it wasn't my result that I have not done anything. She brought out the white kit it showed two lines. The rapid kit was just one line but she insisted that there is a faint line of which I didn't see Called the other lady she say she will send me to their headquarters to do a confirmatory test.It late already but I was scared had to rush to lab and did hiv test and blood was drawn from my hand.The results came out NEGATIVE I Told the man everything he said sometime the kit can give a false positive result.The next day I went to the school clinic again I met the boss and the IT student. I told her have gone for a test in a lab and it was negative. She told me yes it's true you are negative. She carried out the test again that the rapid test ran well that it was negative but the white kit still showed positive. The IT student came out laughing she told me I was free so I left.Now December I started having dry throat for a week and I had this metallic test in my tongue.It stopped later after a week or so. I had something like a tiny rash on my stomach and my back, but it all cleared after applying skinnel. Anxiety nearly killed me because it was like after reading every symptoms online it won't be long I will feel something like that. I felt irritation in my throat like sore throat whenever I clear my throat I felt better.I had to go to a federal hospital for a test again to clear my mind. The lab man ran the test with a rapid kit and it was negative. Have been very okay but I'm battling with sore throat. First test was on Aug second was on November and the last I did was December. I was about running another test March but since the pandemic I can't go there. What's your advice guys

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 7:31pm On May 13, 2020
Freedom24:
I had a childhood friend f I lost contact with for a longtime, I got to meet her on my way to school last year. Later we started talking and we became very close. We started dating July last year had sex with her like 4 times using protection all through. Before we broke up on August we did hiv test which came out NEGATIVE. Later in November I fell sick, took drugs and it came back I did typhoid and malaria test I had typhoid of which I took drip and I was fine. So after reading things online I decided to run hiv test again in November in my school clinic. When I got there a young IT student attended to me though a lady was there that was like her boss. She prick my thumb and put it on a white kit I think it should be ELISA don't know but it a white tube. She told me to wait outside for 20mins. I came back when I looked at the register booklet were I wrote my name she wrote Negative but later cancelled it and told me she will have to take another blood sample. Before now before she used the white tube the lady told her she should have used the rapid kit that the white one is for confirmation. She took my blood again told me to wait. She was just staring at the kit. Then called her boss don't know what they discussed she just wrote positive and gave the result to me.I was shocked and I challenged her that it wasn't my result that I have not done anything. She brought out the white kit it showed two lines. The rapid kit was just one line but she insisted that there is a faint line of which I didn't see Called the other lady she say she will send me to their headquarters to do a confirmatory test.It late already but I was scared had to rush to lab and did hiv test and blood was drawn from my hand.The results came out NEGATIVE I Told the man everything he said sometime the kit can give a false positive result.The next day I went to the school clinic again I met the boss and the IT student. I told her have gone for a test in a lab and it was negative. She told me yes it's true you are negative. She carried out the test again that the rapid test ran well that it was negative but the white kit still showed positive. The IT student came out laughing she told me I was free so I left.Now December I started having dry throat for a week and I had this metallic test in my tongue.It stopped later after a week or so. I had something like a tiny rash on my stomach and my back, but it all cleared after applying skinnel. Anxiety nearly killed me because it was like after reading every symptoms online it won't be long I will feel something like that. I felt irritation in my throat like sore throat whenever I clear my throat I felt better.I had to go to a federal hospital for a test again to clear my mind. The lab man ran the test with a rapid kit and it was negative. Have been very okay but I'm battling with sore throat. First test was on Aug second was on November and the last I did was December. I was about running another test March but since the pandemic I can't go there. What's your advice guys
Your signs and symptoms after the HIV tests are due to anxiety I believe. Anxiety can give you synonyms that mimic Acute HIV symptoms.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Anthonyant447: 5:57pm On Jun 25, 2020
Skripture:

Congratulations Sir.
Meanwhile, I'm still a wreck.


Congrats on your Negative result bro. Move on with your life, and stay safe
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by anastasius: 3:27pm On Oct 27, 2020
ugnoble:


Just saw your story now (someone shared the link).
Do you mind if we connect?
I want to refer you to someone who might help with a cure.
Are you financially ok? (Note: I I'm not asking for money ooo. You'd know the reason I asked if you are interested).
You are a thief
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by anastasius: 3:32pm On Oct 27, 2020
Palehair:

We all knew he was positive and yet we didn't care, we all treated him the ways boys would, we ate together, made him included in all we did, when he told me, I wasn't even having the anxiety + patients had, I just went for a test the next day and it was positive, both test kits were used and it was positive in both and you are definitely right, not enough awareness here in Africa but there's definitely a silver lining
You should look for him and sue him. Hope you screenshot the message. He must have pricked you with a pin
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by anastasius: 3:34pm On Oct 27, 2020
Palehair:

He told me he injected a soda he gave me with his blood and semen
Not possible. U can't get hiv through drinks and food. You are not saying the truth
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Palehair: 7:38am On Oct 28, 2020
anastasius:

You should look for him and sue him. Hope you screenshot the message. He must have pricked you with a pin
I still don't know how it happened till date and yes, i don't believe what he told me. I deleted the screenshots when he blocked me because where do I start? We weren't all close rather we were strangers on a mission to get a degree, last I heard.... He's currently in Ghana or Cotonou or any other country for his masters. I don't want to have a hate that heavy to weigh me down, let karma take it's cause.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by ugnoble: 11:54am On Oct 28, 2020
anastasius:
You are a thief
Why call me a thief?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 10:59pm On Oct 31, 2020
Palehair:

I still don't know how it happened till date and yes, i don't believe what he told me. I deleted the screenshots when he blocked me because where do I start? We weren't all close rather we were strangers on a mission to get a degree, last I heard.... He's currently in Ghana or Cotonou or any other country for his masters. I don't want to have a hate that heavy to weigh me down, let karma take it's cause.
Stay strong.
Have you started your medication?

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Palehair: 11:07am On Nov 01, 2020
Skripture:

Stay strong.
Have you started your medication?
Thanks man. I've started my meds since my test, joined a support group for people like me and now I'm completely undetected

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 2:49pm On Nov 18, 2020
Palehair:

Thanks man. I've started my meds since my test, joined a support group for people like me and now I'm completely undetected
Wow. I'm glad you did.
Stay strong bro.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 5:27pm On Nov 24, 2020
@skripture nice to hear from you been long...how are you guess you are sound.... how about @military how is he fairing...have not heard from him on this forum.....I did check after a year and 8 months in a general hospital everything was negative and God through his mercies has restored my health...Abstinence is better but na God dey guide and protect us sha stay safe everyone
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Cityqueengirl(f): 11:40am On Nov 26, 2020
It's good to do the test in two places
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 11:11pm On Nov 26, 2020
After I took HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) last year after a potential HIV exposure and which turned out to be successful cos I’ve been negative since then, I’m in another mess again o due to another babe I met not too long. We had something today (protected sex at first which later turned unprotected), and I then suggested we do a test cos I always have test strips in my house. She refused initially, but after my anger, she agreed. But before we even did it, she said she was positive. I thought she was joking o, until I did for both of us in my house, and really, she was positive—2 bands on her strip while my strip had 1 band. My only consolation is that she is on drugs (she said she started her HIV drugs June/July this year immediately after she found out about her status), but I don’t know whether her drugs have kicked in enough to make her have undetectable viral load in her body. Well, I just drove her home to be sure she was really taking the HIV drugs, and she truly showed me her drugs.

To cut the story short, I just asked her for one tablet of her drugs, and I took it right there to start my post-exposure prophylaxis, since it is the same as the PEP drugs. Hopefully, I will properly continue the PEP drug schedule from tomorrow when I go to one private hospital like that and get my own drugs, and I really hope I get the drugs tomorrow o. cry But no matter what, HIV isn’t a death sentence. Still hoping sha that I am fine in the long run, and I hope I take this as a final lesson. I really need to marry soonest or find someone who I really love for a committed relationship; it reduces the risk for infection if one is faithful. I’ll let you guys know how my experience unfolds tomorrow.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Khonifer: 1:32am On Nov 27, 2020
cocococo:
After I took HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) last year after a potential HIV exposure and which turned out to be successful cos I’ve been negative since then, I’m in another mess again o due to another babe I met not too long. We had something today (protected sex at first which later turned unprotected), and I then suggested we do a test cos I always have test strips in my house. She refused initially, but after my anger, she agreed. But before we even did it, she said she was positive. I thought she was joking o, until I did for both of us in my house, and really, she was positive—2 bands on her strip while my strip had 1 band. My only consolation is that she is on drugs (she said she started her HIV drugs June/July this year immediately after she found out about her status), but I don’t know whether her drugs have kicked in enough to make her have undetectable viral load in her body. Well, I just drove her home to be sure she was really taking the HIV drugs, and she truly showed me her drugs.

To cut the story short, I just asked her for one tablet of her drugs, and I took it right there to start my post-exposure prophylaxis, since it is the same as the PEP drugs. Hopefully, I will properly continue the PEP drug schedule from tomorrow when I go to one private hospital like that and get my own drugs, and I really hope I get the drugs tomorrow o. cry But no matter what, HIV isn’t a death sentence. Still hoping sha that I am fine in the long run, and I hope I take this as a final lesson. I really need to marry soonest or find someone who I really love for a committed relationship; it reduces the risk for infection if one is faithful. I’ll let you guys know how my experience unfolds tomorrow.

It’s obvious she’s not undetectable yet since the strip test detected the virus. Just make sure you don’t skip one day of the drug.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 7:43am On Nov 27, 2020
Khonifer:


It’s obvious she’s not undetectable yet since the strip test detected the virus. Just make sure you don’t skip one day of the drug.
Undetectable is not by using the strips. Being undetectable is by viral load (PCR) blood test. Test strips which check for antibodies will always be positive for life.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 4:00pm On Nov 27, 2020
Just back from the hospital with the PEP. The drug is exactly the one the babe uses. I’ll return the tablet I took from the babe yesterday when I started the PEP with her drugs so that I don’t short her of her medication. Hopefully in 3 months time after an antibody test, I should be fine. Please guys, play safe o.

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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Khonifer: 3:03pm On Nov 28, 2020
cocococo:

Undetectable is not by using the strips. Being undetectable is by viral load (PCR) blood test. Test strips which check for antibodies will always be positive for life.

I thought blood tests also tested for antibodies?

cocococo:
Just back from the hospital with the PEP. The drug is exactly the one the babe uses. I’ll return the tablet I took from the babe yesterday when I started the PEP with her drugs so that I don’t short her of her medication. Hopefully in 3 months time after an antibody test, I should be fine. Please guys, play safe o.

Did it cost you money? Also please what hospital?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 7:25pm On Nov 28, 2020
Khonifer:


I thought blood tests also tested for antibodies?
Blood tests are also for antibodies. But a Viral load blood test is different from the normal antibody blood test.



Did it cost you money? Also please what hospital?
It was free, but there would be lot of questioning from the doctor because you would have to see a doctor first, and then some documentations will have to be done. The process was easy and swift for me because I worked in the hospital at one time in the past; for another person, the process will definitely not be this fast. I can’t mention the hospital name, sorry; also, I’m probably not in the same city with you.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Nobody: 3:03pm On Nov 29, 2020
stay safe everyone peace out
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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 9:43pm On Dec 01, 2020
@skripture nice to hear from you been long...how are you guess you are sound.... how about @military how is he fairing...have not heard from him on this forum.....I did check after a year and 8 months in a general hospital everything was negative and God through his mercies has restored my health...Abstinence is better but na God dey guide and protect us sha stay safe everyone
Well, I still have some of my symptoms with me.
Glad you tested negative after this long. Stay safe.

You deactivated already, how do I remember you bro
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 9:45pm On Dec 01, 2020
cocococo:
After I took HIV post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) last year after a potential HIV exposure and which turned out to be successful cos I’ve been negative since then, I’m in another mess again o due to another babe I met not too long. We had something today (protected sex at first which later turned unprotected), and I then suggested we do a test cos I always have test strips in my house. She refused initially, but after my anger, she agreed. But before we even did it, she said she was positive. I thought she was joking o, until I did for both of us in my house, and really, she was positive—2 bands on her strip while my strip had 1 band. My only consolation is that she is on drugs (she said she started her HIV drugs June/July this year immediately after she found out about her status), but I don’t know whether her drugs have kicked in enough to make her have undetectable viral load in her body. Well, I just drove her home to be sure she was really taking the HIV drugs, and she truly showed me her drugs.

To cut the story short, I just asked her for one tablet of her drugs, and I took it right there to start my post-exposure prophylaxis, since it is the same as the PEP drugs. Hopefully, I will properly continue the PEP drug schedule from tomorrow when I go to one private hospital like that and get my own drugs, and I really hope I get the drugs tomorrow o. cry But no matter what, HIV isn’t a death sentence. Still hoping sha that I am fine in the long run, and I hope I take this as a final lesson. I really need to marry soonest or find someone who I really love for a committed relationship; it reduces the risk for infection if one is faithful. I’ll let you guys know how my experience unfolds tomorrow.
Bro, why do you want to go through this stress again?
Please stay safe.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by white3663: 12:39pm On Dec 23, 2020
[quote author=cocococo post=96537379]

Bro please where and how much a HIV test strip costs.

My condom broke during sex with a prostitude and I immediately pulled out, changed condom and continued.

That dumb ashawo wasn't even bothered when the condom broke, her only problem was extra fee. Dem no dey fear to die abi wetin .
This thing happened last week Dec 15 and since yesterday i have been feeling dizzy till now.

Cocococo
skripture
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by cocococo: 6:55am On Dec 31, 2020
white3663:
Bro please where and how much a HIV test strip costs.

My condom broke during sex with a prostitude and I immediately pulled out, changed condom and continued.

That dumb ashawo wasn't even bothered when the condom broke, her only problem was extra fee. Dem no dey fear to die abi wetin .
This thing happened last week Dec 15 and since yesterday i have been feeling dizzy till now.

Cocococo
skripture
You can get HIV strips from pharmacies that do wholesales, not the retail pharmacies on most streets o. A roll of 10 strips costs 1,500 to 2,000. Then you can buy disposable syringes (2ml type preferably because 2ml are the smaller needles which will cause less pain) if you know how to withdraw blood from veins. All the best.
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Suregiver48: 9:34am On Jan 13
So xyz test is hiv test.. Doctors are funny eh
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Skripture: 12:51am On Jan 14
[quote author=white3663 post=97353302][/quote]
Well, one week is quite early for symptoms to start manifesting. You would have gone for PEP to be on the safer side.

How are you feeling now?
Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by Shinapraise(m): 8:30am On Jan 14
So I had to do another test at week 6. This was when the test picked up the virus. I will try to educate people here with the little i learnt, maybe it will help for those who wants to learn.
We have two different types of hiv test kits. One test for both antigen and anti bodies this one picks the virus as early as two weeks, and results comes out withing days to a week, with a window period of a month(meaning by a month and your result shows negative then you are free). The other checks for anti bodies alone and this one picks the virus withing a month for few people, mind you for few people and most people at three months as that is when the body might have produced enough antibodies for it to be detected. And the latter is what we use here in Nigeria, where finger is pricked or blood drawn and the result comes out within 15-20minutes.
The bad thing here is we are not well informed about the window period and seroconversion( period when one is turning from negative to positive and takes as long as 3 months in most people and 6 months in some, meaning your result might show negative yet you are positive) and all that, I advise you google this, due to this lack of information people go about thinking they are negative and go about infecting others, until the sickness has progressed to a later stage where they start falling sick.
My piece of advice is ensure you use condom( and pray not to be unlucky like me, the girl who gave me has no idea she’s infected ) if condom breaks there’s what they call PREP, it’s a medication used within 72 hours after exposure to prevent you from catching the virus if your partner is positive.
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Re: How I Got Infected With HIV by white3663: 12:27am On Jan 15
Skripture:

Well, one week is quite early for symptoms to start manifesting. You would have gone for PEP to be on the safer side.

How are you feeling now?


Thanks for the reply boss, I treated malaria and typhoid I'm well now, no any symptom being stated here.
I only only have to deal with blurred vision. I don't know if it's a symptom.

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