i had possible unprotected vaginal exposure on jan 24 2014 .i got tested at 5 weeks hiv test by tridot method and it was negative.7th week 4 th generation combo test was also negative and my final test at 12 weeks tridot test was also negative. from past two days i am suffering from mouth sores due you think this is related to hiv and is tridot test a complicated test??? . can anything go wrong while performing the test . due you think i need a test again
I am a male ,29 years old ,
I had unprotected vaginal sex with sex worker for 1 time at Dubai with ejaculation inside her end of November 2013 . The girl is from Kazakhstan.
During the first 3 months I had a lot of symptoms :
After 4 weeks : I had a Sore throat for 8 days,
after 7 weeks : mild night sweat every night , loss appetite , loss weight till now( 9 kg about 10 % of my all weight).
After 10 weeks : a flue for only 3 days with a fever of 38
after 12 weeks : diarrhea for no reasons (9 days and then went for 3 days and came back for 3 days)
all this symptoms gone away but after 4 month from my risk started to feel another symptoms and I still have all of them all till now :
1-Mild Sore throat , never went till now
2-I feel pain in my neck ,
3- Rash in my forehead and under my hair, never gone till now
4-swollen lymph nodes around and in front of my neck, at the back of my neck and under my jaw and chin, and at my groin area. ( never went till now)
I went to more than 4 doctors and none of them were able to tell me what cause this symptoms or treat them, which make me confused more and more.
I did a CT for the neck at 5months and it came back with comment:
Neck CT comment : MULTIPLE BILATERAL MILDY ENLARGED UPPER AND LOWER DEEP CERVICAL LYMPH NODES , THE LARGEST NOT EXCEEDING 1.5 CM IN ITS MAXIMUM DIAMETER. NO MATRIX CALCIFICATIONS OR AREAS OF BREAKING DOWN. REACTIVE
And then I repeated the same CT at 6 months , and it came back with the same comment , same lymph nodes sizes and still reactive
I also tested at 6 months :
RPR : Negative
TPHA : Non reactive
Herpes simplex virus type 1 Igm : Negative
Herpes simplex virus type 1 IgG: POSITIVE
Herpes simplex virus type 1 Igm : Negative
Herpes simplex virus type 1 IgG: Negative
Hepatitis B surface antigen : Negative
Hepatitis C virus antibody (3rd generation) : Negative
CMV igM: Negative
CMV IgG : Negative
Epstain barr virus antibody toviral capsid antigen ( VCA-IgM ) : negative
ANA by Elisa : Negative
Serum calcium : 9.7 ( normal range )
C-reactive Protein ( Quantitative ) : 0.3 ( normal range )
During this 6 months i tested each week for HIV antibody and the result was always nonreactive
At 20 weeks from my risk: Hiv Ag/Ab. by CMIA : Negative
week 26 : HIV antibody ( Non reactive )
Week 27 : Hiv Ag/Ab. by MEIA : Negative
week 28 : HIV antibody ( Non reactive )
1. Can I be one of those very rare cases which take more than 6 months to start producing antibodies ?
2. can i be one of those who has a RARE type of HIV that don't show in the anybodies tests?
3.does my symptoms at 4 months from my risk is related to HIV ? if they are related when will my test result show positive ?
4.Does my MULTIPLE BILATERAL MILDY ENLARGED UPPER AND LOWER DEEP CERVICAL LYMPH NODES ( reactive ) , the sore throat, mean that my body is trying to produce antibodies ? as the doctors didn't find a reasons regarding them, and i know that it is related to a viral infection !!
I have an inside feeling telling me that I am infected and there is something wrong with my lab result, I feel myself not normal. And no one can tell me my symptoms reasons
I feel lost and don't know where to go.please tell me the truth and please advise me what to do next.
Please keep in mind that before this situation I never went to a doctor or did any blood test and was rarely get sick.
Hi, Greetings from NEPAL ! My Exposure histroy: unprotected receptive anal/oral sex with an Asian gay man, unknown HIV status. Brief exposure without ejaculation, precum not sure. I don't have any symptoms till date, i.e 6th week but I knew later on, this is a very high risk exposure.
My tests are:
At 14th Day of exposure - HIV 1 PCR RNA results ''Undetected''.
At 28th Day of exposure - HIV I/II AB + P24 Antigen with CMIA method & results ''Non reactive''.
AT 6th week of exposure - HIV I/II AB + P24 Antigen with CMIA method & results ''Non reactive''.
1). In light of my above tests, Are there chances for my results turning positive later on based on your personal and experiences ( I know theoretically as well as officially is test after 3 months conclusive though in practical sense fourth generation tests are said to be highly reliable much earlier than that) ?
2). As you know, realization comes late, this has been a very stressful situation for me till date due to HIV anxiety & feeling of guilt. Can I take a long breath now assuming my above test results are highly unlikely to change ?
Thanks & of course, this is a wonderful job, you guys are helping thousands of people world-wide through your forums. Have a great time.
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