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#31 of 38 Old 09-05-2008, 06:38 PM
 
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Welcome back. I'm sorry you needed to get a new username but I definitely understand how some internet people can be.

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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.

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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.




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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.
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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.

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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.


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