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time of the test coincides with the sense of swelling?

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I had unprotected sex with aprostitute 4 weeks ago. I am aware of the various symptoms, or as aware as the internet permits. I also submit that I may have mind-tricked myself. That being said my main concern is what feels to be swelling in primarily my left armpit and occassionaly my right. I had an anti-body test performed and was negative yet I know 3 months is conclusive. The time of the test coincides with the sense of swelling. It isn't tender to touch nor do I feel any distict masses. Is it possible even likely to have active lymph node response at a time when there is a neggative result and further would my other lymphnodes also react? I will test again and wonder do I wait two more months or do the RNA by PCR test to place my mind at ease. Further is it a sign of something else or just excessive worry. Thanks in advance.

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replied May 19th, 2011
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Hello and welcome to e health forum.

The enlarged lymph node, appearing as a swelling could be due to an unassociated skin infection, and not essentially due to HIV.

You might not be infected with HIV. This can be confirmed by a HIV duo test after 12 weeks of exposure.

That might be confirmatory.

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