... Many thanks for the reply. Yes, I've had risky exposure, but am in the window period and guess have to wait a little bit, but have a lot of worry as I have had 4 painful sore armpit glands (not big in size though) within past 25 days. So basically I wonder if I am infected would they develop in a 25-day time span? and if so would they be painful and sore?
Cheers. (11 replies)
... I have had unprotected sex with 2 people I don't know and have concerns about their health status. I know the only way to know this is a hiv test, but before three months it is not very likely to get certain results. This is why I am trying to get some idea through symptoms. I would really like to know whether the sore swollen glands due to hiv would develop in a nearly 4-week... (11 replies)
... I wonder whether sore painful swollen armpit glands could be a sign of hiv? ... (11 replies)
... I think you should stop playing out worst case scenarios and calm down. Test out at four weeks and please stop examining yourself.
Your test is pretty accurate and to be honest your risk was small. You used protection up to a point, HIV is more difficult to transmit from a female to a male and you don't even know that the lady actually had HIV. Please, buddy, relax, test... (33 replies)
... Its fair to day your test was negative yes? A test at 4 weeks with a HIV DUO will be 99% conclusive, your test With a PCR if a RNA is again 99%, if a DNA arouns 95%. (33 replies)
... I slept with a sex worker and the condom broke a week later i had a sore throat and lost my voice. ... (33 replies)
... I will echo what Apollo said to you, stop examining yourself. The more you examine yourself the more likely you will see things that have been there all along but now suddenly become massive issues because you are concerned.
HIV is not diagnosed by the amount or lack of symptoms you believe you may or may not have. It is diagnosed through an HIV test.
Yes you did have... (33 replies)
... I haven't touched my armpits and they are very sore both of them. I can tell you what happened, I had the risky exposure on June 17th, about a week later I got a sore throat with lymph node swelling and losing my voice. A couple days after my lymph in my throat went down but now both of my armpits are sore. ... (33 replies)
... Here's the really scary thing....three days after exposure, I started getting major signs of infection. Mainly the lymph nodes in my neck became extremely sore but not very swollen. I've never felt pain like this in my neck. I've had it for 7 days now. ... (22 replies)
... went to doctor and was advised strep throat, though not very thorough examination...... I took medicene and fever stopped but sore throat continued for about 2 weeks though only slightly sore....... Now is 5 days to soon to be a sign of ARS? ... (22 replies)
... This was with a sex worker in Thailand which has as its most common HIV-SUBTYPE-E or or a classification of HIV strains into subtypes and CRFs. Does this affect the test accuracy?
It was done at the one of the best Thai Hospital Bumrungrad Hospital (10 Day HIV PCR Nested) with (10 Day Ag/Ab) and then the same two types again on the 26th days from the exposure. I just have... (33 replies)
... The PCR test is very reassuring. The PCR wil detect the virus in most people, so its fair to say yout 95% ok. A HIV duo at 30 days will be 99% conclusive.
If you havnt, you should test for all STD's as they can make you ill and are far more widespread and common to catch.
Forget your symptoms, they have proved over time they mean nothing. 99% of people who post have your... (33 replies)
... Too much heaty food? The more u touch it the day, the more swollen it will get. (33 replies)
... Hiya. A test at 4 weeks with a duo will be 99% conclsusive, but it needs to be from the last exposure, although it will still be ok for the first, but you will need to test again for the second exposure, or just wait and be done with it.
You should concider 2 things
1, full STD check up
2, wear condoms in the future, they will prevent all this worry in the first place
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... stop wasting time worrying and go get tested..
your results will pretty much tell the story right now.
good luck (11 replies)
... actually, duo will be 100% conclusive 28days post exposure (11 replies)
... Well said Paranoid,
You can actually have a DUO Test - Antibody + Antigen (Combo Test) which is a 4th Generation test at 4 weeks which will be 99% conclusive at that stage.
So if you are already past 4 weeks, then you can have that Combo Test and if its negative can be a good indication.Just to put Gold seat, you can repeat the normal Antibody testing at... (11 replies)
... Btw u don't have to wait till 3 months for a fully conclusive results though. You can go for a PCR test or a duo test. It's better to get tested than searching google for symptoms. Having no symptoms doesnt mean you hiv- or hiv+. Every infection caused swollen lympnodes and furthermore, the more u touch/feel it, the more it will get swollen!
Like what they say, stop the... (11 replies)
... Hiya Peymann,
First of all Symptoms or no Symptoms are not a way to diagnose HIV. Only HIV test at appropriate time can give you conclusive results.
Well you did have a risk but relatively speaking a lower one. HIV is not easy to transmit and it is more difficult to accomplish from female to male than the other way around. All of those factors work in your favor that you... (11 replies)
... Hi there,
As Apollo as already advised you, your question is pointless. HIV cannot be diagnosed through symptoms nor online.
Your risky exposure, could you be more specific please?
Kevin. (11 replies)