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Symptoms Before I Have A Positive Hiv Test

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If I have real hiv symptoms, will I be positive on a test?

Hi,I had some itchy bumps on my chest and lower back about 13 to 14 weeks after I had my unprotected exposure. I tested back negative at 16 weeks (4 months). Should I have the need to to worried still?? I've been really worried and paranoid...
Shannon Southall

Response from Shannon Southall

Rocky Mountain CARES
HiRecommendations have become new and it is conclusive at 3 months. 6 months was the most previous recommendations but with the new testing and the accuracy that has been developed we know now that 3 months is conclusive.Sorry about the confusion!... Read more »

acute hiv symptoms after testing positive

I tested positive 5 days ago after being consistently exposed for some 4 months from the beginning... Read more »

"If I have REAL HIV symptoms, will I test Positive? PLEASE HELP!"

Hi,I had a one time anal exposure (dumb, I know) in late december. In late March, I had a sore... Read more »
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Anyone Tested Positive and have symptoms after 3 Months Negative Result ?

Posted by sagarpoz2013, 1 Reply
Hi everyone here,
May God Bless u all with Strength to deal with the situaton.
I am here because i had a HIV exposure with a Hiv+ girl
around 6 months back. and had my 3 months IVth generation Negative result. But after 4 months i have been suffering... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
How long after "symptoms" would you test positive regardless if you have ARS or not..... Read more »

How long after "symptoms" would you test positive?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
If you actually DO have ARS symptoms, how long after those symptoms would one test positive on an antibody test?

And before any of the regulars jump in with the "you cannot judge by symptoms, if you feel you are at risk, get tested"........I think... Read more »

Do HIV positive people have these symptoms?

Posted by Anonymous, 3 Replies
Hi, are dry skin / dandruff, and sweating symptoms of HIV. Over the past year I have noticed both excessive dandruff and sweating. I also have dry skin on my face and the skin on my cheeks flakes off on occasion. I dont really have night sweats,... Read more »