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canker sore at 17 weeks
« on: September 19, 2013, 11:31:41 AM »
 I've had an elisa past 13 weeks and few (maybe a lot) of rapid hiv test.. I felt ok.. util maybe 2-3 days I devloped a canker sore.. on my gums I've never had a canker sore on my gums. So at 120 and 121 days I took 2 rapid hiv test one oral and the 121th day it was blood.. so I want to ask..
1. If this canker sore was due to hiv would the rapid hiv test pick it up?
2. Now that I have this canker sore do i now need to wait 6 months
3.  Around week 11 I got a cold I read online if you get a cold/flu like symptoms within the window period your infected and you need to wait the full 6 months... but when I got thos cold I did do a rna and ab test it came back negative

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Re: canker sore at 17 weeks
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2013, 11:36:21 AM »
The window period for testing is 6 weeks past exposure and again at 3 months . You are HIV negative .

ALTHOUGH YOU DO NOT NEED FURTHER HIV TESTING AT THIS TIME, anyone who is sexually active should be having a full sexual health care check-up, including but not limited to hiv testing, at least once a year and more often if unprotected intercourse occurs.

If you aren't already having regular, routine check-ups, now is the time to start. As long as you make sure condoms are being used for intercourse, you can fully expect your routine hiv tests to return with negative results.

Don't forget to always get checked for all the other sexually transmitted infections as well, because they are MUCH easier to transmit than hiv. Some of the other STIs can be present with no obvious symptoms, so the only way to know for sure is to test.

Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, and you will avoid hiv infection. It really is that simple!

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Re: canker sore at 17 weeks
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2013, 10:29:20 PM »
Im sorry.... but can Tonsilloliths be a sign of hiv? With the dead cells and all?? I have them on the left side of my tonsils. .. I'm freaking out.. I think my 17 week rapid oral quick was a false negative

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Re: canker sore at 17 weeks
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2013, 10:39:24 PM »
Tonsillitis is not a specific symptom of HIV ... You do not have HIV and should be seeing a doctor if you are sick . You have tested HIV negative and need to accept that or go see a doctor and test again for peace of mind if you can not .

We do not discuss symptoms because they are not specific to HIV and the only way to know is to test at the appropriate time , and you did test negative .

Please go see your doc and find out what's wrong , its not HIV . 

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Re: canker sore at 17 weeks
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2013, 05:12:24 PM »
So I just got my 18 week rapid oraquick with finger prick.... negative. .. maybe I need to stop testing

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Re: canker sore at 17 weeks
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2013, 09:50:24 PM »
So I just got my 18 week rapid oraquick with finger prick.... negative. .. maybe I need to stop testing

Unless you really enjoy testing, then yes.

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