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How False Are Hiv Symptoms

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Am Im infected with HIV due symptoms and false negatives test?

I had a true HIV expose due to a condom break with a female in Angola (West Africa). Reason I know it is a true exposure the women told me she was HIV+ after we had sex due to the condom break. I had several ARS related symptoms between week 2 and...
Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

Response from Lisa Hightow-Weidman, M.D., M.P.H.

University of North Carolina
Hello-Yes at 4 months post exposure you can consider your results negative. The standards for HIV tests, whether oral swab or blood are very accurate at 28 days, and conclusive at 90 days. In addition, the viral load test which you took at 73 days... Read more »

symptom or false worrying?

I have been suffering from my tonsils' swelling for 3 weeks.I have no fever, no pus on... Read more »

False negative HIV test with KS-HIV?

I took EIA tests (This is a test for HIV), which were negative, about 18 months after the possible... Read more »
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False negative tests...

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
I had an encounter with a woman who's HIV status I haven't been able to find out because a couple of months after our encounter she skipped town and her family say they don't have her phone number! I feel I was probably hustled, but that's another... Read more »

Help please.. Possible 2 False negative ELISA *DELETED*

Posted by deletemyaccount, 1 Reply
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subtypes M N O y vih 3 false negative

Posted by mariana, 2 Replies
HIV subtypes are not detectable by ELISA ... I have read Dr Steve say that the fourth-generation ELISA does not detect p 24 subtypes such as type 1 and MNO fail 40 to 60% detection by giving false negatives HIV2.

The latter is another specialist... Read more »

Opinion please 4 false negative rapid tests???

Posted by Jim25, 1 Reply
Hi all.
In September 2011 i had a high risk exposure with vaginal sex for about 3 minutes will on holidays. 2 weeks later i got severe headaches, sore on my anus for 2 days, loss of appetite and 1 white spot on my inner lip.

I took a rapid test after... Read more »