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Dear Doctor,

How long the symptoms of hiv infection continue. Is there any test to confirm post 9weeks of exposure. I have got 8weeks test negative but all symptoms still continuing. pls. help. I am alos lost wieght and not gaining the same despite enough diet intake.


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replied March 5th, 2012
HIV and AIDS Answer A32400
Welcome to e health forum.

In case, your test at 8 weeks , is normal (Negative), then it is 90% sure that you do not have HIV infection. Confirmation at the end of 12 weeks, can be done to clearly tell you that you do not have HIV.

HIV symptoms can be very confusing, and many other conditions can be mistaken for HIV.

You should consult with your doctor, who can examine you, and help in proper diagnosis.

In some cases, people with common cold. Sinusitis, bronchitis, have persistent cough and other symptoms, due to persistent inflammation. Stress and anxiety can also be a significant factor.

In such cases taking anti inflammatory medications like Ibuprofen , and antioxidant supplements will help in symptom relief.

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