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    A Paranoid here
    An_252048 posted:
    Recently I discovered both sides of my neck have different size, but it doesnt show any signs of enlargement of my lymph nodes. I just wonder how long does it take for lymph node to enlarge if I am infected?
    georgiagail responded:
    We don't diagnose HIV by enlarged lymph nodes.

    An_252048 replied to georgiagail's response:
    but two weeks ago I had unprotected sex..
    georgiagail replied to An_252048's response:
    Well then, get tested at the appropriate time. Again, we cannot diagnose HIV by symptoms and thus we don't even try but simply encourage HIV screening tests.

    An_252048 replied to georgiagail's response:
    If i undergo HIV screening after a period of one month, how much is the percentage for the test to be accurate?
    georgiagail replied to An_252048's response:
    The estimate is that 95 percent of newly infected folks will have enough antibodies by one month post transmission to test positive if tested by then.

    In other words, if you do your screening test one month after a potential exposure, the results would be 95 percent accurate as to your status regarding HIV.

    Many feel they can't wait the 90 days to test and will do this test at one month, then repeat it at 3 months to confirm.

    Reed123 replied to georgiagail's response:
    Okay!Thanks a lot for your information. So I have another two weeks to go..

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