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HIV possibly? And if so should I take the meds or get an alkaline treatment?

So for the last 3 months I haven’t had sex with anyone. I am bisexual but I mostly mess with men and never both at the same time. But back in February I met this guy and we had unprotected sex in which we did anal. I went to the doctor after two months of feeling off .  When I went I went to a family center that’s through a college . I  wasn’t able to get  my old doctor so they assigned me a woman doctor(which I had no problem with) it’s just sharing the reason why I was there and the fact that I was bisexual seemed to make her uncomfortable which made me uncomfortable. She walked out after  me informing her I was bisexual and came back in and  she suggested that  I recieve  both hep vaccines even before testing me . So they took my blood and urine.  A week later I came back and with no hesitation she  quickly informed me that I needed to get on the drugs b/c I have HIV. And I was just in a complete state of shock. She informed me that I’ve had no others stds or sti just that I was HIV positive.  Within the last 3 months I have felt a little off my lyphmnodes are swollen to the point I can move them, and I have had pain in my stomach and at the tip of my penis.

PS: I know this is a lot but I honestly don’t believe in there medical system. I’ve always been a very active young man but genetically I’ve had previous episodes of sezures, I pass out if I get dehydrated, when I was 11 I fell off my bike onto the concrete and although I had an X-ray and they stated I didn’t have any fractures but ever since I had horrible sinus issues and on there left side of my nostril it seems lower, and my moms anemic as well. Side-note: I know this is very long but I just want whoever reads to understand all of my situation. And she stated that my overload was 15,000 or 1500 and my CD4 was 619.Because deep down inside I’m scared ******** but I’m trying to remain calm and I’m sorry about the long thread but I’ve been needed to vent.I’m 22 I’ll be 23 in less than a month I just want to know what’s the best thing to do.
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Firstly, calm down.  People with HIV live long healthy lives now, as long as they are treated optimally.  It is no longer a death sentence.

With that said you need to retest.  One positive test is not conclusive.  Lab errors happen ALL THE TIME!

I suggest you go to your nearest aids clinic or health department or see an infectious disease specialist.

In the mean time please abstain from sex.  

Feel free to message me if you need more info or need to vent!

It will be okay!!
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Thank you a lot I really needed this. I'm actually going for the second time today.
That's great.  Let me know what happens.  Best luck to you!
So I am a peer educator(Person living with HIV working in a clinical setting) who teaches people about living with HIV, abstinence is a great suggestion, but it is not logical. You are correct in the lab errors YOU MUST GET a confirmatory test which is several vials  of blood about 1 mL cubed per vial . They should look for HIV cells not just antibodies (which rapid tests look for). Secondly if the tests do indicate reactive, they should do a geno-type test which will indicate if that strain of HIV is resistant to any medications. After a reactive result it's up to you how quickly the person gets and stays treated. look up U=U CDC on line and you will see you can have a very healthy happy sex life even with a negative partner!
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Good luck Tyson and I hope everything will be fine with you . Good luck
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