Anonymous
Hi sir I have unprotected sex 6 months ago after 2 months I got fever chills headache muscles aches and my blood test positive for typhoid fever but I got mouth ulcers which makes me worry about HIV I take so many medicines for typhoid but it takes me to cure typhoid almost 4 months but mouth ulcers never goes they coming again and again also I have esophageal sore . I did a HIV screening test after 147 days negative
HIV elisa 3rd generation non reactive 0.10 after 167 days
HIV elisa 3rd generation non reactive 0.08 after 186 days (6 months)
Now I have no other symptoms but only mouth ulcers
1: I am worried because I remain sick for typhoid and if it effects myHIVtest?
2:And also my body is not producing antibodies because my body cured typhoid fever in 4 months which is not common

please help me
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Anonymous
Hello there and thank you for using the AIDS Vancouver helpline forum,

It sounds like you are concerned about your symptoms being related to HIV. Hopefully the following information will help bring some comfort.

Symptoms are no way a definitive indicator if someone has acquired HIV, since symptoms mirror other viral infections. Testing (and it sounds like you did several) is the only way to know if one has acquired HIV.. typhoid fever and treatment for it as well as mouth ulcers and esophageal sore do not effect HIV testing. Only time HIV testing is impacted or delayed is because of the following four conditions, 1) If you are on Chemotherapy 2) If you are on treatments for Hep C 3)if you are on Pep/Prep 4) if you are diagnosed with an Immunodeficiency (and you would know because it is diagnosed in infancy).

In regards to your antibodies produced for Typhoid, these are different responses than HIV. HIV testing looks for specific antibodies related to HIV.
Having said this, your several tests are considered conclusive at 3 months (84 days) post exposure to an HIV risk.

If you still feel concerned for your health, we suggest you partner up with your doctor to talk about your symptoms. You can also visit our website for more information on HIV If you are in BC, feel free to even give our helpline a call.


I hope we helped alleviate some concerns you had about your symptoms. I believe you took great ownership for your health by getting HIV testing done.
If you have any other questions or concerns feel free to give us a call.

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