I have hiv symptoms...But I test negative...Can I still be hiv positive since the antibodies havnt been produced?
For about a month now I have been having loose stools. This happened when I let my boyfriend (now ex) finger me with 3 (or maybe 4 fingers)...He used a condom but its still odd. I sucked his penis and I noticed some pre cum in my mouth so I spitted it out. And I kept spitting til my mouth was dry...Lol
like 2 weeks after then I had sex with this dude named mike. I used a condom during intercorse. I also have a tongue ring. And I could feel a little small cut around that area but I didnt pay it any attention...No blood @ all...Just a small cut I sucked his penis and I felt pre cum so I spitted it out and I didnt suck it any longer.
I started getting headaches because I was worried cuz I still have these loose bowels. Ever since I been worried my lymph nodes in my neck and armits have been tender...The one in my right armpit has been feeling okay now but it has kinda harden up. But the doctor says its from me eating too much fast food. Depending on what I eat its normal.
I also have tons of gas. Im not sure what its from. But I have loose bowels and gas. I did some research and I think its ibs. But im not sure.
I only had unprotected oral sex. I got tested 2 weeks after that. And then 2 weeks after then lol. Im negative. The reason why I got tested back to back because what I have read online says it usually takes only 25 days for antibodies to be produced. But...It could take longer...
Now I have had a small cough like every now and then but when I clear my throat it seems to go away. Its very small. Im not sure if its from the weather switching over.
My question is...Can you be hiv positive with no antibodies and still have the symptoms? Or does the antibodies cause these symptoms?
My advice would probably be to stop giving oral for a few months. It takes a few months for the antibodies to be present. I would wait maybe 4-5 months and go get tested. Only then can you truely be sure.
It can take 3 to 6 months to test positive for hiv, during which time u may be experiencing these symptoms. I am in the same boat: feeling these symptoms and not knowing wether im postive or negative. Enough to drive a man insane!
Are my symptoms like yours?
Week 3: night sweats (for 2 days, very very mild)
hardening of the little lympnodes on the sides of my neck (bean shaped ones)
week 4 (this week): hardcore headaches,
wierd chickpox (but not itchy) type rash (4 bumps)
One more thing. I dont mean to sound negative and im sure you are already aware of this but you, being homosexual and very sexually active, makes you 'more at risk'. This guilt u may be experiencing might go away if u stop having risky encounters. Find a partner, get tested together, wait 3 months, and then be guilt-free and happy>
Some guys also will only test positive with the confirmation test called the westernblot. This test is usually only done after the initial test, the eligia, is positive. So, if your repetedly test neg and you really believe your positive talk to your doctor. If they refuse to test with the westerblot test,then see an hiv specialist as this is the right course of action but many "lay" doctors do not understand this. Good luck, testing positive or being positive can be very scary and life changing...I recently tested positive, yet never tested positive on the initial test only the westerblot. It is hard to deal with esp. knowing that as I thought I was neg. I could have infected others...so be careful and at least inform others it is possible...until you know!
Nice to see you are really involved in this site, but some of your info is not accurate. I am in the medical field and it is not wise to tell others that they are neg when you dont know for sure....giveing false hope is just as bad as giving bad advice. yes it is very likly that he is neg, but I have seen numerous cases that do not fit the specific guidelines in the test protocol...so there are many exceptions that should not be dismissed...
I just recently found out that my bf has aids i was pregnant 5 months ago n tested neg. our baby died but i was retested in november also neg and recently tested just 3 weeks ago & im still neg. im scared out of my mind even though im testing neg i can still have hiv i will be tested again in april i hope & pray im still neg
laughinlove, you should really stay out of giving advice about something you know nothing about. you are truly scaring people with that mis-information about only testing positive on a western blot. also the name of the antibody test is called an ELISA, hard to believe you didn't know that with all your "medical" experience.
the only way that you could test positive on a western blot and not test positive on an ELISA is if you tested too soon, meaning prior to 3 months from your last unprotected exposure - OR - if you are an IV drug user or taking severe immuno-suppressive drugs such as chemotherapy for cancer.
anyone who does not fall into that category will absolutely test positive on an ELISA if they were in fact infected with HIV. especially given the highly-sensitive modern tests that we have available.
no one should take this guy seriously. he is only fueling fears and spewing garbage that will keep people testing and testing unneccesarily.
simple truth : if you think you put yourself at risk for HIV, please take an ELISA antibody test at 3 months post-exposure. that's all you need.
if u feel u r in danger, at least stop everything now, pray to God... and do an elisa test... u r tested negative, repeat test after 6 months..again negative, then u dont worry. if u r tested positive, go 4 a western blot test... pray and educate people around you...