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experiencing many ARS symptoms.

Lately I have been experiencing many ARS symptoms. I have gotten 3 tests this month and they all came back negative. However I was wondering If a person was to already have AIDS would they still be able to produce enough antibodies to show up on a test?
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replied March 27th, 2016
Welcome to e health forum. ‎

HIV symptoms can be very confusing, and many other conditions can be mistaken for HIV. Hence HIV is not ‎‎‎‎‎‎diagnosed based on signs or symptoms.

It is ‎‎diagnosed based on serology tests detecting HIV antigens and ‎‎antibodies ‎‎‎‎‎in the blood. ‎

The risk of having HIV via single sexual intercourse from a infected person is very low to ‎‎result in confirmed ‎infection. ‎The chances of you having HIV, is possible only when you have had unprotected sexual intercourse, ‎multiple times ‎‎with a HIV infected individual. Hence you should be careful before having intercourse with any ‎person with ‎‎unknown HIV status or not trustworthy. ‎

If your encounter was protected, then the possible risk of infection would be considerably lower.

In your case, if you think, you have been exposed to HIV, you can do a HIV ELISA 4th generation test. A negative test result after 6 months will help you clear all your doubts and help you move on with your life.



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