Anonymous
Hi, i have a risk exposure and tested on 91 day after and the result was negative and on same day i have swollen lymph node on my neck about size of 1cm, Do i have late seroconvert? I taken 4th generation hiv test since the result was HIV 1/2 ag ab non reaction..Does my lymph node related to hiv since it painless and no other symptom? Does prodding constantly may cause the lymph node swell more? I have alot test since 3 weeks to 3 month by the way..and lastly do i need to retest? thank you
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Anonymous
Greetings,

First and foremost, symptoms are no indicator of status-nor will a doctor diagnose based on symptoms. Every person's body responds differently.

91 days following a possible exposure is a conclusive result, and if no other instances of risk occurred between the first instance and your test, there is no reason to re-test at this point.

The 4th generation test is considered by most HIV specialists, conclusive at 6 weeks, with an accuracy of 99.9%.

Although your lymph nodes must be uncomfortable and troublesome, they are not at all related to HIV, and yes, prodding anything repeatedly will irritate the area.

I would urge you to move forward from this, it is likely you came into contact with a cold or flu virus.

If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to contact us again. All the best,

Katie
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