Coming out... - Page 2 - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-05-2008, 07:38 PM
 
DaughterOfKali's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: New England
Posts: 12,205
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome back. I'm sorry you needed to get a new username but I definitely understand how some internet people can be.

to you.

Independent Consultant- Thirty One Gifts www.mythirtyone.com/ShopLiz

Origami Owl http://lizcioci.origamiowl.com

DaughterOfKali is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 09-05-2008, 08:17 PM
Banned
 
MillingNome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: hunting in Gilead
Posts: 5,619
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
MillingNome is offline  
Old 09-05-2008, 08:24 PM
 
harrietsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hesperia, MI
Posts: 1,627
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
I didn't see this anywhere in the thread, I thought there was a high false positive rate for HIV, I am positive it was in the HIV issue of Mothering. I haven't researched it yet or anything, and I didn't see if you mentioned getting retested. Just some thoughts. I agree with you about the horrible drugs and the genetics - Gattica come true - yikes! Lots of good thoughts your way.

Heather, mama to Harriet, Crispin, in with Tom and 2
harrietsmama is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 01:06 AM
 
janasmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Paradise
Posts: 3,479
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Welcome back mama!

We're glad to have you hear and don't want you to go anywhere.
janasmama is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 01:24 AM - Thread Starter
 
MamaInDisguise's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: The wild, wild west
Posts: 29
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
There is definitely a high false positive rate for HIV. I wont' get into the ins and outs of the testing (it's lots of molecular biology that I had to learn in a few short weeks!) but there's a chance I'm not really positive. The thing is, no one would ever accept that as possible, not in the mainstream medical society. Sadly, the tests even come with a disclaimer: "Not to be used to diagnose HIV." There are two types of tests though, and I tested positive on both, though one was a little iffy once you get into the details of which proteins were actually present in my bloodstream. The HIV nurse here didn't even understand what I was referring to when I asked her about it though. So even if, by some freak chance of fate I'm actually negative, no one would believe it once my tests come back positive.




Quote:
Originally Posted by harrietsmama View Post
I didn't see this anywhere in the thread, I thought there was a high false positive rate for HIV, I am positive it was in the HIV issue of Mothering. I haven't researched it yet or anything, and I didn't see if you mentioned getting retested. Just some thoughts. I agree with you about the horrible drugs and the genetics - Gattica come true - yikes! Lots of good thoughts your way.
MamaInDisguise is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 11:25 AM
 
harrietsmama's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Hesperia, MI
Posts: 1,627
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by MamaInDisguise View Post
There is definitely a high false positive rate for HIV. I wont' get into the ins and outs of the testing (it's lots of molecular biology that I had to learn in a few short weeks!) but there's a chance I'm not really positive. The thing is, no one would ever accept that as possible, not in the mainstream medical society. Sadly, the tests even come with a disclaimer: "Not to be used to diagnose HIV." There are two types of tests though, and I tested positive on both, though one was a little iffy once you get into the details of which proteins were actually present in my bloodstream. The HIV nurse here didn't even understand what I was referring to when I asked her about it though. So even if, by some freak chance of fate I'm actually negative, no one would believe it once my tests come back positive.
Ugh. I hear you. Doctors and the medical model really are so twisted up in this country it's sad sad sad. I've experienced it more from the GBS and Gestational Diabetes front, but yeah, they take their tests like the word of God, they can't be wrong. I'm so sorry you are experiencing this and I'm so happy you can gat support and understanding here.

Heather, mama to Harriet, Crispin, in with Tom and 2
harrietsmama is offline  
Old 09-06-2008, 01:43 PM
 
destinyzrose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Calgary, AB, Canada
Posts: 25
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I commend your bravery for writing this post. I doubt I would have the strength to do so. I truly hope you find the comfort and support that you need.


xx
destinyzrose is offline  
Old 10-03-2008, 05:49 AM
 
CarsonBookworm's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Somewhere
Posts: 693
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I know that this is late, but I really hope that you are loving it here on MDC!

Working jammin.gif Student Mama to a energy.gif4 y/o.

CarsonBookworm is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off