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    could i be hiv positive
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    purpleplum2 posted:
    had unprotected sex on february 26, 2012. since then i have been having unusual things happening to me. my last hiv test was on june 12,2012 and was negative. could i still be hiv positive and it has not shown up yet. i have no appetite always having nausea, dry mouth, trembles, depression, always hot but no fever. i was always cold before this encounter. i don't know what to do. i can't eat. i have lost 20 pounds so far in 3 1/2 months. if i was to be hiv positive when does the loss of appetite and nausea go away. i just want to know my statis the waiting is killing me.
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    georgiagail responded:
    HIV screening tests check for antibodies the immune system begins to produce after transmission has taken place.

    By 90 days post-exposures 99.99 percent of newly infected folks will have enough antibodies present to be picked up by testing methods.

    Your last test was 3 1/2 months after your unprotected sexual encounter. It is quite accurate in terms of your status. You are HIV negative.

    Whatever is causing these symptoms has nothing to do with HIV.

    When you mention you cannot eat, it is because you are worried and depressed over HIV? If so, you need to convince yourself that you do not have this disease. Testing has clearly indicated you are not infected with this virus.

    Gail


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