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      #214233 - 11/11/06 07:08 PM

About 3 months ago I had unprotected sex with this guy I've known for about 3 years. He told me a week later that he had chlamydia but took care of it. I got tested for chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphallis, herpes,and HIV but it had only been two weeks.I started feeling very sleepy and lightheaded all of the time. The lightheadedness and Fatigue has gotten worse, and I'm having pain in my neck, I also wake up with a headache everyday. I tested at 3 months for HIV and it was negative. I've also been having tingleing sensation. .All my symptoms didn't show up until after the encounter I keep thinking I have HIV. Any advice on what sort of test I should request at the doctor? Also under what circumstances would it take someone longer than 3 months to develop antibodies?

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Re: HIV? new
      #214266 - 11/12/06 12:38 PM

That fact that YOU keep thinking your symptoms are because of HIV doesn't make it true. What is true is that you have a conclusive negative result. HIV is not causing your symptoms. See your doctor to determine the real cause.

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Re: HIV? new
      #214328 - 11/13/06 12:00 PM

From what I know, it is extremely rare for anyone to take longer than 3 months to develop antibodies, so you can be certain that you are neg and be happy about it. If you are still thinking you are positive and think your symptoms are related to hiv infection even though you have passed the three month mark, why not wait another couple of months and have another test just to be totally totally sure. But after that, if you are still feeling nervous you need to seek counselling because the problem will be in your head, not in your bloodstream.

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