|can you get a false negative result 12 month+ poss exposure?
Aug 13, 2010
Hi doc, I was possibly exposed 2 hiv in sept 2008, during the next 6 month I had geo tongue, oral ulcers, diarheah, swollen glands in neck , I then took 3 mirates home tests over the next 6 month period, all negative, but I doubt there reliability as mirates as a company has now ceased 2 operate....so in march this year I went to my local GUM clinic and done a full sexual health screenening including hiv, and my results were negtive !! So my panic over, until recently I have developed angular chelitis none stop for the past 3 month, with a white build up in both corners of my mouth, also I am still suffering from geographic tongue reguulary, and often get lots of painless white patches on the side of my tongue that I can scrape off...basically my question is, is it at all possible for my negative hiv result at the GUM clinic over a year after a possible exposure to be wrong ??? I ask this because I have a new girlfriend and I am terrified 2 sleep with her incase I may still have hiv, and it has been missed, thanks, u help will be greatly appreciated !
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests, including your most recent negative test at the GUM clinic which was over a year out from your potential exposure, are definitively, conclusive and WOO-HOO-able. Whatever is causing your symptoms, one thing is certain: it's not HIV. No way. No how. No additional HIV tests are warranted.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- NAAT False Negative After Known Exposure
- Can You Have A False Negative Hiv Test After 3 Months?
- What Are The Chances Of Getting HIV From Giving Handjob?
- Could Night Sweats Be A Sign Of Primary HIV Infection
- Is Fever A Symptom Of Acute HIV Infection?
- Sinus Infection Worried It Could Be HIV
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.