Here is my story. I was diagnosed in 2015. I know this was not true. But I accepted it. I was pregnant at the time. They forced me to take 4 different ARVs saying that this way I would not pass it onto my son. I was fine before taking the meds, but I fell sick while taking the meds, and I was fine again after stopping the meds. And that’s the last time I took them. I tried to refuse to take them, but since I was pregnant, they called CAS [child protection services]. It was terrifying! I continued to take the meds until I gave birth. Luckily they said my son was HIV-negative.
My husband now and always have had unprotected sex despite my status, and he still does not have a positive status. I read about the tests inserts that no one sees. It was very shocking. My husband wants me to do a bunch more tests to make sure I am not positive, but how can I rely on this test if they don’t test for HIV in the first place?
In 2012, they also told me I had TB. I was never sick, never had symptoms. But I was still given the diagnosis. They literally tested me 10 times after telling me I had TB. First two test said yes, third one said no. The 4th one said no. The 5th one said yes. The 6th and 7th one said no. The 8th and 9th one said yes and the 10th one said no. The doctor who tested me said to me, and these are her exact words. “I am sick and tired of testing you, you do not have TB”. I asked her what she meant. She said, “I do not know what to tell you. You do not have TB.”
How reliable are tests really? I took one HIV test when pregnant and I accepted this because of legal issues. This is terrible. I have never believed in HIV since the day it came about…and I will never believe it to the day I die!