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"please I want to know if there is any further sign yo know If am HIV positive because I conducted test sometimes last year and I tested positive but have read about all sign online I can't seems to have any and am scared of running another test please is there any other way u can conduct the test myself"

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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    please I want to know if there is any further sign yo know If am HIV positive because I conducted test sometimes last year and I tested positive but have read about all sign online I can't seems to have any and am scared of running another test please is there any other way u can conduct the test myself
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    Goodmorning, you should have a repeat test and if positive again, you should do your CD4 count and be started on antiretroviral drugs. It's not compulsory to have the symptoms you are reading about online as the disease affects the immune system in stages. It can be manage well which will give you the chance to live a normal life despite your status. So don't be scared to have a repeat test and get medications immediately before it will go to a stage worse than it is now. Best wishes.
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    if I test positive Again is it possible to still have a home I mean get married and with this kind of infection how many years can u still live
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    There are lots of HIV positive patient who are happily married TO even HIV negative spouses. With children that are HIV negative. You just need to inform your partner about it and go for counseling together to know steps to take to be safe and keep your children safe. You can live a normal life and the disease wouldn't determine how long you live as long as you are compliant with your medication. You can live as long as 100 years if that is what you are supposed to. Take care
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    thank you so much I really appreciate this I almost give up on my life before I get this site because I believe people with this disease are believe to be dead already
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    That is a wrong misconception. With the advent of antiretroviral drugs. People are living normal lives with HIV. Some even look more healthy than people without it. So please do not give up as it is definitely not a death sentence.
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    A 32 years year old female asked:
    2 years ago
    please have done the test again it turn out to be the same thing, please how do I break the news to my partner
    Dr. Tomiwa A answered:
    2 years ago
    Good afternoon, you should inform the counsellor at the hospital you did the test to help in the process of counselling. He or she will be in a better position to explain in details to your partner. You should keep your mind open for either of the outcome that can come out of the discussion. But a counsellor will be in a better position to break it to him and give full explanation. Best wishes
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