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HIV mis diagnosis

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  • Posted By: fairouz94
  • December 14, 2008
  • 02:14 PM

I am a male 37 old married and has 3 kids since 7 years . I tested positive HIV since two years by ELISA , WB and PCR RNA .
My wife was pregnant in my second child when I discovered that I am HIV positive . She tested at that time negative . Then after one year of my positive status she become pregnant in our third child by wrong and again tested negative HIV .
My first PCR was 11000 copies , CD4 = 560
after six months PCR = 56000
After two months PCR = 32000 , CD4=615
after six months PCR = UNDETECTABLE continuously until now four times tested
CD4 = 715
The problem in my test is the conflictions in PCR results , I tested last four undetectable PCR result in one lb and tested 28000 COPIES in othe labs with same blood sample . I can not understand why I have confliction
Same happened to my CD4 one lab result =715 OTHER LAB WITH SAME BLOOD sample showing CD4=100
I am using prednisone since I am 4 years old .because I have congenital adrenal hyperplasia I consult my doctor he said I have steroid side affect and all my lab dancing results caused by steroid use . I minimize prednisone dose from 7.5mg daily into 5mg daily then I became undetectable PCR and my
CD4 improved from 540 into 715 as per above results
Problem Do my undetectable PCR is false negative because I did with same blood samples in deferent lab ( they divided the sample by contacting with each lab technician together ) the result is high 28000 at the second lab , it might be false negative
Where I stand a false in negative or positive which one is correct .
I search over the net and i conclude that I have a chance not to be HIV positive and all my positive results cause by steroid interference .
Antibodies WB showing all positive bands and repeated 4 times during I discovered that i am positive .
I do not have any symptoms of HIV and my wife is still negative since 7 years of marriage . Doctors I have consulted not sure if I am positive or negative .
My CD4 keep going high because of steroid reduction . Please help if any one read my case has a similar issue and using prednisone as alternative medicine can advise me . Or any one face PCR results as what I faced . Or any one tell me any good words about my condition .

Note I never do sexual intercourse with any body since I got married other than my wife

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