Do I have hiv?

Reply Wed 3 Oct, 2018 09:15 am

7 weeks ago I had protected sex. We had also oral sex also. Last 5 weeks I'm sick. I had sore throat, headache and fever 36.7C- 37.5C max. Most of the time fever is 37.2-37.3C. And this fever never go away for last 4 weeks at least.

At 6th week I tested for hiv and test was negative. I tested with a sample of blood. The test was completed in 15-20 minutes.

I'm really scared about my hiv status.
Reply Wed 3 Oct, 2018 09:39 am
Sorry. It could be an unrelated virus or illness that's bringing up the presented symptoms. Or another kind of STD. Please get a second opinion with a separate test from a different facility or home testing kit (if they are available).

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Reply Wed 3 Oct, 2018 09:51 am
1. The HIV test is pretty reliable. False negatives are extremely rare. If you are really worried, you can get tested again after a couple of months. Then you should be absolutely certain.

2. HIV is difficult to get. Even if you have unprotected sex with someone who is HIV+, there is about a 1% chance that you will yourself contract the virus.

If you know for a fact that your partner is HIV positive, then you might want to get tested again. It is always a good idea to talk to your doctor.

Other than that, it is very unlikely that you have HIV. People have protected sex (and unprotected sex) all the time. People get a flu all of the time sometimes lasting for weeks. These are very likely two unrelated events.

Hopefully you have a doctor. Go talk to them, and listen.
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