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some doubts about my health situations

i had high risk sex many times with unknown girl and got checked up myself for hiv on 5th month, 6th month, seventh month and 8th month all came negative. i did hiv elisa 4 gen and western blot test. And now its been a year from a time when i had high risk sex. But i got scalp folliculitis and one large swollen nodes on my neck just behind ear from more than three months which is not going away. so I also have heard that hiv infected people develop the swollen nodes on neck and also the hair issues. Is this true??? are all my test result is conclusive ? do i need to checked up for hiv again??

HIV Combo reactive Western Blot Indeterminate

Reactive combo
Reactive p24
Indeterminate Western Blot.
I was ill in hospital in Cambodia prior to testing back home. My symptoms were massive headache, eye pain (very bad pain behind my eyes), vomiting blood, diarrhoea and rash all over my chest and back.
I had vaccines before going away. I was il off and on the whole trip. I had pills for Malaria but did not take them because they made me feel ill. The hospital in Cambodia wasn't really what I would call a hospital, I had no cash and so payment was an ipod I happened to have with me. I was given IV fluids and antibiotics and told it was possibly salmonella.
The type of sex I had was oral, no condom.
Could this illness and vaccine be the reason for the reactive combo?
Any help offered would be greatly appreciated.

hiv ag/ab 4th generation w/rfl REPEATEDLY REACTIVE

my HIV 1/2 ANTIGEN/ANTIBODY,FOURTH GENERATION W/RFL came back REPEATEDLY REACTIVE, I tested again and came back with the same result. I'm a 47yrs old man who hasn't had sex in quite a long time nor been exposed to any potential infected source. is this possible? what should I do? thanks

4th generation tested I'm HIV positive

Hi there,

I hope you may help me out with this because the result came out that I'm HIV positive is freaking me out.
The last time I had sex it was mid of March , I went to get tested for HIV, (it's 4th generation test) , within 15 mins it results positive. Right now, doctor sent my blood for a western Blot test. Throughout the month , I've got flu and feverish, as well as got some rashes on my skin (doctors says its eczema)I just want to know what are the obvious signs and symptoms during the first few months after you get exposed to HIV. And could it be a false positive on my 4th generation test?

Mono and window Period

Hi I am writing this from India. I had unprortected vaignal sex with a Girl on 25 Dec 2015. And then I had protected vaginal sex with another girl on 27 Feb 2016 with some Kissing involved. After 16 days my second sexual contact I had pain in my neck on the 13th of March 2016 along with a mild fever of 99 F mostly in the evening. I went to the doctor and explained him about the situation. Since then I have visited around 5 to 6 Doctors. Initially the first doctor advise me for HIV 1&2 P24 ANTIBODIES screening Combo test (CMIA) along with VDRL (RPR) SERUM which came non reactive on the 23rd March 2016. Also on the 08 April I got a negative result for Western Blot test as well. After four weeks from the initial infection in my throat which invoved sowllen Cervical lymph nodes I have been diagnosed with Infectious Mono caused by EBV which came positive in my blood report. As per the articles I am reading on the net since then says that mono and HIV have almost same symptoms. So after when I got Diagnosed with Mono my mind is at a bit rest. Now again on Friday the 22 Apr 2016 I tested negative for HIV 1 & 2 Antibodies (CMIA). My question is that if you have mono is it quite obvious that this can be because of weak immunity because of the HIV Virus? As I am 27 now so I am a bit worried as mono happens with teens and younger adults.
Do I need to get tested again in future to confirm the Status of my HIV? Or the medication which I have taken for Mono which Initially came as Acute throat infection and Viral Pharanzitis can change the window period of the Test? Also Is mono considered as immunodeficiency Disease?
I have taken Many antibiotics because of Mono as intially the doctors were not able to identify the Issue with my throat. I also had a very hectic lifestyle including smoke and Alhohol and late night sleep.
Please answer my question as I am very much worried about my future.
Many Thanks

western blot after 10 weeks

sir i had a protected sex with lady prostitute . during sex she has used coconut oil as a lubricant .I was not getting why she is doing so after sex i have checked condom it was not broken . after some weeks molluscum contagiousm devloped in my genital area . i visited skin specilist he suggested to test for HIV 1 & HIV 2 also vdrl after 6 weeks of possible exposure . then for confirmation i did western blot test that test also come negative after 10 weeks
1) Is western blot is is conclusive after 10 weeks
2) even though there is no condom broken am i risk of getting HIV ?
3) can use of coconut oil weak the condom that can pass HIV virus .

molluscum contagisum

sir i had unprotected sex with a familier lady . after some time i noticed some bumps on my genitals i visited to skin specilist . he adviced to take vdrl & hiv 1 & hiv 2 test .I took both test both r negative . i took this test after 3.5 months after possible exposure . i have confirmed this test after 4 moths with western blot technique .
i dont have any other previous disorder like hep c , i am not receiving any kind of cancer treatement . i feel that i am completaly healthy no any kind of hiv symptom yet present .
I hear that molluscum contagisum is due to weak immunity system like AIDS . i am 26 year completaly healthy looking man . i am scared due to above sentence . i live in india . is there differance in window period of hiv each country . please tell me is there any need to worry more . i asked doctor but he said test again after 6 months but i read on internet mostly that window period of hiv is not more that 3 months . i am completly confused scared plz plz plz guid me that i can take charge of my healthy life.

western blot test should i stop worry

sir i had unprotected sex with a familier lady . after 3.5 months i cought some bumps so i visited a skin specilist . he diagnosed moluscum i suggested to test for hiv1/ hiv 2 also vdrl . i have did that test both result are negative . i have asked doctor should i stop worry he said test again after 6 months . but due to fear i have decided to go for western blot i did this test after 4 months and result again came nagative ........ now please tell me should i stop worry .... i read that molluscum is rare in healthy adults .. came only those who have weak immunity system due to immunideficienacy disease like hiv . i again came in fear . i think that i am heathy ... and only 10 moluscum was there in genital area .. doctor removed this with surgery after one month moluscum came back to my genital area ....... so i tested western blot after 4 months of possible exposure & that was negative ...so please guid me .. now is there any need to worry because of this molluscum ... i dont have any other symptoms of hiv .... please guid

hiv ? final query ? can i move on ??

hola :)
male -26

i had an exposure to Local sex worker in may 2015 in greece as tourist

post exposure i had flu kinda symptoms 2-3 weeks lasting for 1 month

with great courage i got tested

Hiv 4th generation test at 23rd (3weeks -Eclia ) 28th (4weeks -Eclia) 42nd (6 weeks -Eclia) 58th (8weeks -Eclia) 89th (13weeks - Elfa ) 93rd (13weeks -Eclia ) 103rd(14 -elfa weeks ) 105th (14th weeks - Cmia ) 122nd (17weeks - ELFA ) 179th (25weeks -Eclia ) 224th ( 32weeks - ELfa )and last test was 304th day ( 43 weeks almost 10 months-Eclia )

One hiv 1 pcr rna at 103rd day ( limit was 66ml copies )

one ID NAT for Hiv 1/2 hep b hep c at 124th day ( Viral screening )

one 3rd generation test at 66th day

now other stds

Took syphills test at 23rd 42nd 58th 93rd 179th day - all non reactive

Took herpes 1/2 IgM IgG non reactive at 42nd day @ 93rd day IgM coming out as equivocal and IgG was non reactive @103/104 ( two different lab ) - both IgG IgM was no. Reactive again at 179th day non reactive

Took hepatitis b antigen @ 58th 93rd 179th day non reactive
Took Anti hcv at 93rd and 179th day non reactive
Took chlyamdia IgA IgM IgG -negative Anti HCV - 93rd day

i smoke 3 ciggies a day drink once a while and smoke marijuna often ...
i am lil obese (over weight ) bmi being 29

i still have and keep getting some symptoms which seems to be relevant to hiv ?

green stools ? loose stools ? sore throat ? itching ? rashes ? and many more

1) are my tests conclsuive ?

2) factors like smoking drinking or being over weight cause false negative ?

3) i just got married and i am scared of infecting my wife

4 ) being vitamin d and b12 deficiency ? Effects on tests ?

5) Can hiv 1 pcr rna qualitative detect all subtypes/strains ( even some rare like e / crf /
group 0 ) of hiv 1 at 14.5 weeks?

6) can ID NAT ( viral screening for Rna/dna for hiv 1/2 detects all subtypes /strains ( even some rare crfs groups strains !at 124 day or 17.9 weeks?

7) What is diff between Nat or Id NAT ? Is id NAT accurate?

8) do I need to test by western blot or any more test any other method ?

9) piece of guidance and help ?

Inconclusive Results, ARS, Braces


I recently was tested for HIV and when my results came in I was called into the testing clinic. These were the results:

HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Screen: Reactive
HIV 1 p24 Antigen Screen: Non-reactive
HIV 1 Western Blot: Negative
HIV Final Interpretation: No HIV p24 antigen detected; inconclusive for HIV1/HIV2 antibodies

I have had two sexual partners in my life. With one we only had oral sex. With the second more recent one we had sex twice and used a condom both times (10 weeks prior to the first test) and the person that I had sex with said that he had been tested and was HIV free prior to sex. I am gay and was bottoming. Based on my history I questioned the result and immediately went for point of care rapid testing. The test came back negative and the doctor said that he questioned the initial result, thinking that there may be a non-HIV antibody in my blood triggering a false positive. However, he told me to abstain and sent off my blood for additional testing. I have about a week to go before I hear back. I have a few questions:

1. I have braces and I kissed someone deeply three weeks before the first test. Could I have contracted HIV in this way?
2. I have had cold/flu symptoms and swollen glands on and off for the past 3 or 4 weeks. Could these be symptoms of ARS? The symptoms seemed to be resolving and then worsened with the stress from the news of the first test.
3. What is the HIV 1/2 Ag/Ab Combo Screen? Is this the same as ELISA? How does it differ from the other tests that came out negative? What could lead to a false positive on this test?

Any info that you could provide me with would be great. Thanks.


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