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though i havent had any fever in last six months...the last

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i had no fever in last 6 months,d last of days wn i had sex with sex worker ..though wearing condom, but drunk....but during dese 6 mnth i hv exprncd skin prblm, cold sores a couple of times, my feet is dried up now a days n gets whiten unnecessarily, smtym back during winters i had swoolen lymph nodes below my chin, though i used to drink chilled beer n water ....n today i felt inflammation of xiphoid...pls tell me why i m experiencing all these....though i mst say i m always tensed that i may hv HIV. pls advise

Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

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A simple HIV test will check for infection. That is the only way to determine if you have HIV or another sexually transmitted disease.

 

An examination in person by your local healthcare provider would be the only way to tell why you are having any symptoms. They may be just due to transient viral infections plus your anxiety over possibly having HIV.

 

Please let me know if you have questions.

 

 

Best regards,

 

Schuyler

 

 

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

can total blood count give an indication...i don't want to undergo HIV test on the basis of Info i have read through various sites on net...they just make u look like an affected one...i have not lost ny weight...infact i hv gained some...no fever...can having no fever b a clear cut sign of no infection

Expert:  A. Schuyler, NP replied 1 year ago.

I can't imagine what you have read on the internet that would make you think a blood test for HIV was inconclusive. It is, in fact, the only test that is conclusive.

 

In the hospital when someone gets a needle stick from a patient who is known to have HIV, we test soon after the needle stick (within 2-3 weeks), at 3 months, and 6 months. If someone is still negative at 6 months it means there is no infection.

 

HIV cannot be diagnosed by symptoms. Therefore, not having a fever means nothing in relation to HIV. In fact, most infected individuals do not have a fever after the first month of coming in initial contact with the virus. Of course, not everyone who gets the infection will ever have a fever, so it tells you nothing about one's infected status.

 

The only way to make certain you don't have HIV is with a blood test. If you are negative 6 months after the risk, then you don't have HIV. Everyone who is sexually active should be tested at least once a year for HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.

 

Best regards,

 

Schuyler

 

 

A blood count tells nothing about HIV. In fact it doesn't diagnose much of anything. It only tells us "something" is wrong and we have to work to find out what that "something" is.

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