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I Have Hiv Symptoms But No Antibodies

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HIV Symptoms and presence of HIV Antibodies

Hello Doc:6 weeks ago I had protected oral sex with a sex worker. 2 days later I developed a itchy rash on on my leg followed by flue like symptoms 17 days later. I bought a HIV home test at 21 days and it was negative. the symptoms continued so...
Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

Response from Robert J. Frascino, M.D.

The Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation
...Hello,Symptoms associated with seroconversion and the production of detectable levels of detectable anti-HIV antibodies generally occur around the same time. Regarding your situation:1.Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex condom was Read more »

symptoms and antibodies

If one believe that he has the symptoms of HIV infection, would that mean that antibodies would... Read more »

PCR test false negative?

Dr. Brian, My exposure was two years ago. I am going to take a PCR test, what are the chances that... Read more »
Articles
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

HIV Antibody Tests -- Now You Have Several Choices

...Several years ago, the only type of antibody test available was a blood test done through your doctor's office. Today, as technology has improved, there are now different Read more »
The Well Project

What Is HIV?

...is about 600 to 1,500) How Do I Know if I Have HIV? Most people cannot tell that they have been exposed or infected. Symptoms of HIV infection may show up within two to four weeks of exposure to HIV, and can include fever, swollen glands,... Read more »
AIDS InfoNet

Lymphoma

...B-cells multiply quickly for many years, more mutations occur. Some of these mutations cause cancer. About 4% of people with symptoms of HIV disease develop NHL each year. The rate of NHL in people with HIV is over 80 times higher than for the... Read more »
Rick Sowadsky, M.S.P.H.

Frequently Asked Questions About Safe Sex and HIV Prevention

...or another sexually transmitted disease from a person who is not infected? Does anal sex "make" the HIV virus? What are the symptoms of HIV/AIDS? How long do I have to wait until I get tested for HIV? Approximate timeline of testing and... Read more »
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connection onset ARS-symptoms and HIV-antibodies

Posted by Dutchman, 2 Replies
...(who's skilled) can tell if there is indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antigen test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you... Read more »

How fast are antibodies produced?

Posted by veryscared1, 2 Replies
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual Read more »

one more try; please help

Posted by Dutchman, 1 Reply
...indeed a connection between the moment of onset of ARS-symptoms and the moment that HIV antibodies can be detected by a rapid HIV antibody test (Abbott Determine rapid test in my case.) I've heard that if you think you've experienced ARS symptoms... Read more »

unprotected sex

Posted by bigmistakenow, 1 Reply
...I have had unprotected sex with someone who is now experiencing early HIV symptoms (vomitting, numbness/tingling, thrush, herpes outbreaks). He was tested at the 3-week mark and 6-week mark after our sexual Read more »