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After showing some symptoms like rash,swollen gland, SORE THROGH ETC...ITS MEAN THERE ARE DETECTABLE ANTIBODIES PRESENT IN BLOOD?? Will be detected by rapid antibody test

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replied July 18th, 2017
HIV and AIDS Answer A61703
If you were actually infected with HIV, and had the symptoms as mentioned above, then in 99% cases HIV tests (ELISA Antibody Assay) would be positive.

If the test results are negative, inspite of you being symptomatic, then it is more likely that your symptoms are not due to HIV but to other medical issues.

Most of these cases improve on their own within a few days without treatment. Some measures like adequate rest, anti-inflammatory medications (advil, tylenol), good diet can help in recovery.

Going forward, if you want to make sure of your status, get a HIV test after 12 weeks, and this should clear your doubts. In addition follow monogamy or use proper protection and safe sex to avoid such instances in the future.

I hope this helps.

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