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Dear Megan: You have HIV. Posted on 05-18-2005
IgnoranceIsBliss

Wow Im glad youre negative though
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P o e t i q R e i g n from Greensboro, NC replied on 05-18-2005 11:23AM [Reply]

dang....talk about a miracle girl...you were about to have me over here on the verge of tears, reading that...& thinking you really had it.... i'm so happy for you...and i think this was a great message for everyone on the boards....so thank you for sharing it....
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IgnoranceIsBliss from Dallas, TX replied on 05-18-2005 11:31AM [Reply]

Now I know some of yall are wondering.."How the hell she test postive for one test and negative for another?" Well the American Red Cross (ARC) does three different HIV-related tests. Two of those being an antibody test and a nucleic acid test. I tested postive for the antibody test and negative for the nucleic acid test. Antibodies enables infections of any kind to be fought off. HIV tests look for the presence of HIV antibodies; they do not test for the virus itself. The nucleic acid test will tell you for sure that you have the disease, so if I had tested positive for that test I wouldn't have looked so good for me. So do you see how it's funny that I tested positive for the first test but then test negative for the test that will tell me for sure if have the disease? When they get any kind of positive results for any of their tests they do a Western Blot test. Now this test tells you absolutely, without a doubt that you have the disease. I tested "inconclusive" for this test. So this is why I really got a second test. My case was what they called "false positive". I tested positive for one of the tests even though I don't have any sign of the disease at all. I tested positive for the antibody because something was going on in body at the time that caused me to test postive. It could have been from medical injections I had in the past, sinus problems, etc. But whatever, by the grace of God, I am healthy. A lot of people don't hear this good news and hear that they actually have the disease and even ****. But now I can say that I know how it feels! Go get tested yall, you just never know!
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P o e t i q R e i g n from Greensboro, NC replied on 05-18-2005 12:08PM [Reply]

yep, tru...& i know those weeks between the time u found out u might have it & it was confirmed that u didn't....were probably the longest of your life
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IgnoranceIsBliss from Dallas, TX replied on 05-18-2005 12:13PM [Reply]

I think when something this drastic happens to you, I think people go into denial and block it out of their head. But I knew it was impossible for me to have it so I wasn't that worried. But I was concerned.
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replied on 05-18-2005 12:15PM [Reply]
That is a miracle, sign, and warning right there. Thank God that the test was eventually in your favor. That just shows that HIV/**** excludes no one.
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ClassyWisdom08 replied on 05-18-2005 12:17PM [Reply]
Why you gotta scare people like that? :-( My heart dropped as i started to read this. But i am glad that you're okay!
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P o e t i q R e i g n from Greensboro, NC replied on 05-18-2005 12:22PM [Reply]

MissJazzyAKA wrote:
Why you gotta scare people like that? :-( My heart dropped as i started to read this.
lol gurrrrrrl...so did mine... & i didn't know u had a xanga page, miss aka...i just realized that in ya sig 4 the 1st time....i don't even wanna know how long it's been up there & i'm just now noticin'! but yeah...definitely gonna check that out....it'd be quite interesting to see exactly what goes on in the life of the chica who has always seemed 2 be quite anti-HBCU men :grin: lol
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IgnoranceIsBliss from Dallas, TX replied on 05-18-2005 12:24PM [Reply]

MissJazzyAKA wrote:
Why you gotta scare people like that? :-( My heart dropped as i started to read this. But i am glad that you're okay!
LOL...I'm sorry. I just wanted yall to get a taste of little what I felt when I read the letter.
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1FocusedBruh replied on 05-18-2005 12:32PM [Reply]
MeganJerai wrote:
MissJazzyAKA wrote:
Why you gotta scare people like that? :-( My heart dropped as i started to read this. But i am glad that you're okay!
LOL...I'm sorry. I just wanted yall to get a taste of little what I felt when I read the letter.
That's messed up.. I was about to pick up my phone to call you and then I realized..I dont even have your number.. :???:
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