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Author Topic: late seroconversion or just poor kits  (Read 2616 times)

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Offline durban9

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late seroconversion or just poor kits
« on: February 10, 2013, 04:13:23 PM »
helo everyone,
i had a high risk exposure early september last year after which i was down with horrible symptoms. the still on going are enlarged nodes on and off. so far i'v tested negative for h.i.v at 8 wks 12 wks 15 wks and 21 wks rapid test (alere determine)
1. how good are these test which are only W.H.O approvd at diagnosing h.i.v?
2. is there any illness that cause swollen glands upto 5 months other than h.i.v?
3. is it possible to test poz at 6 months following 5mnths negative?

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Re: late seroconversion or just poor kits
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2013, 04:17:47 PM »
Durban,

You are conclusively hiv negative. If you feel unwell, see a doctor. You have already ruled hiv out as a possible cause.

1. The tests you used are reliable. You do not have hiv.

2. Plenty. See your doctor to find out what is going on with you. We cannot diagnose you over the internet and we will not even try.

3. No.

You do not have hiv. You are conclusively hiv negative.

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Re: late seroconversion or just poor kits
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2013, 03:51:30 AM »
thank you ann, i appreciate your response, bt through out this week its been horrible, i feel so bad (flu like symptoms) i think i'v got OI, its now 5months 3 wks am going for another test. any assurance?
my fingers crossed.

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Re: late seroconversion or just poor kits
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2013, 03:54:12 AM »
It's flu season and you don't have an HIV concern.

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Re: late seroconversion or just poor kits
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2013, 05:19:01 PM »
i thank you guys for your time and support, although i still have ongoing syptoms, i'v tested negative past 6 months i.e 27 weeks.
however i would like to ask if late seroconversion if it at all occurs how long does it take. especilly with rapid testing.. can it take a year or beyond 6 months?
thanks in advance!

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Re: late seroconversion or just poor kits
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2013, 05:37:14 PM »
Durban,

The only people who might take a little longer than three months are those who are currently on chemotherapy for cancer, currently on anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant, or those who have been injecting street drugs, every day, for years.

Even people who fall into those groups will test positive by three months.



You are conclusively hiv negative.

If you feel unwell, see a doctor. You have already ruled hiv out as a possible cause.

The tests you used are reliable. You do not have hiv.

See your doctor to find out what is going on with you.  Whatever that may be, it is NOT hiv.

You do not have hiv. You are conclusively hiv negative.

Ann
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