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Mild dizziness after negative tests

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Hi sir.. I saw previous questions and your answers.. I really trust your answers.. Sir I had a little doubt about hiv... That is...I had sex with a sex worker without using condom(unprotected sex).. At that time she was lightly bleeded... And I got tension and fear about am I infected to hiv or not.. And I has been getting tested every three months from last one and half year... Last two tests 15th and 18th months tests are Elisa antibody tests... And all tests from starting are shown non reactive and last two Elisa antibody tests are shown non reactive ... My last exposure is that one only on 18 months back... From last 6 months I got mild dizziness...my tension is this the cause of that... And is there test again after three months? Please tell me the answer sir... Further any tests require sir? Please tell me the answer sir.. I am getting too much of mental tension from that...


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replied March 17th, 2018
HIV and AIDS Answer A63414
Welcome to e health forum.

As per CDC recommendations, the only test used to screen for HIV is the ELISA test, which detects HIV antibodies in the body secretions and or blood. The 4th generation ELISA tests for HIV, detects both the HIV antibody as well as antigens of HIV virus. Hence the test that is very accurate and sensitive at detecting HIV infection. This test can be done after 4 weeks of exposure. If found negative, the test should repeat it every 4 weeks until 12 weeks.

In case the test results are negative after 12 weeks, then you can consider yourself as HIV free.

In your case, Since it has been 18 months since the exposure, and the latest test at 18th month is negative, it is unlikely that you might be having HIV infection.

The symptoms that you have been enduring, could be due to -

1. Dehydration or electrolyte imbalance

2. Arrhythmic conditions or related cardiovascular disease - related to your Low blood pressure.

3. Anemia - which as per your history, you already have, and this needs to be treated properly to relieve your symptoms.

4. Benign Positional vertigo,

5. Peripheral neuropathy or Dysequilibrium (sensation of imbalance while walking) - due to infections of the Vestibular system.

It would be recommended that you consult a doctor and get a few tests including a hemogram, electrolytes, etc.

Based on the tests and physical examination your doctor or a neurologist can provide proper medications to control the symptoms.

I hope this helps.


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