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I had unprotected sex on January 28 th of 2011 ( last year) with a known drug injection user. ( did not know at time) he was later confirmed HIV+. I had taken several antibody test to the three month mark. All negative. However 2 weeks after I experienced diarrhea,fatigue,15lb weight loss, skinrashes, hives, sorethroat, chills, severe sore throat. Edema, nightsweats and a sinus infection. Still have all symptoms 14 months! My fiancé whom I cheated on ( stupid) slept with him 2 days after in Jan. 30 th and He started having dry cough, diarrhea and migranes. After 3 months I thought most if not all would show + ... I ended up pregnant in may and had my daughter in feb this year. I have taken 8 antibody test all negative. I fear for her life and took a RNA pcr test from the 4 th HIV specialist I had seen. The RNA came back negative but my question is... The RNA can come back undetectable don't I need a DNA?RNA is only good for so long. I think I am rare case... Please advise. Thank you


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replied April 10th, 2012
HIV and AIDS Answer A33744
Welcome to e health forum.

HIV is a very difficult infection as the virus is very fragile and chances of people getting infected with HIV, after a single sexual encounter is very less.

In your case, since it has been 14 months since the episode, and since the latest test is negative, it is conclusive that you did not acquire the infection, and hence you are HIV negative.

Hence both you and your daughter are safe and free from HIV.


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