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unprotected sex back on 8/29/10..My HIV test(blood) came back negative

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I had unprotected sex back on 8/29/10 and from this encounter I contracted HSV2. I was tested for all STD's back on 10/10/10 and found this out. My HIV test(blood) came back negative. Her test came back negative for HIV as well. I tested again for HIV(because 1st test was only 6-7 weeks out) on 4/15/11 and it came back negative as well. Am I truly negative? Recently I have been had swollen tonsils(not sore), a lightly white coverd tongue(does not hurt or bleed) and lower back pain. Is it HIV or something else? Or am I just way to stressed out and depressed about the HSV2?
Submitted: 3 years ago.
Category: HIV and AIDS
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 3 years ago.

Hello-

 

If you are only considering the exposure from Aug 2010, then a negative test almost 9 months later in April 2011 being negative is virtually 100% sensitive in ruling out HIV. Most tests will show up by 4-6 weeks, and virtually every one by 3 months.

 

Of course if you had other separate exposures, the same window before a positive test needs to be considered- but just looking at the 8/2010 episode, I would reassure you.

 

And yes- antibiotics can lead to thrush.

 

Good luck.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
What other things could be giving me these symptoms? HSV? They say I have it, but I have never had any signs of it? Could this maybe be stress induced? Mono or menegitis?
Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 3 years ago.

Swollen tonsils could be from a variety of bacterial or viral infections- including Strep, many anaerobes, EBV, CMV or many other infections.

 

Your tongue could be from thrush, or more likely it just may be a "coated tongue"- related to oral hygiene and growth of papillae.

 

There are also many many other causes of back pain- and HIV would not even make my list of possibilities.

 

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What is papille? I have had gingivitis and other gum problems in the past. What could cause the back pain? Kidney problems?

Expert:  TheBugDoctor replied 3 years ago.

Papillae are the cells on the surface of the tongue.

 

Back pain could be from a disk problem, a nerve problem, or a muscle problem, but is likely an unrelated issue altogether.

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