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Author Topic: 3 tests negative but symptoms  (Read 777 times)

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Offline Robindra

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3 tests negative but symptoms
« on: December 24, 2020, 11:23:57 am »
Hello!
Had 4th generation tests at 3,10 and 12 months. All negative.
Still having symptoms like intermittent rash, sore throat, diarrhoea and fungal infections.
CD4 is 703
CD8 is 750
Ratio is less than 1. It is 0.93
Can few subtypes of HIV may not be detected in these tests? Tests done were CMIA in the lab on Abbott.
Please opine.
Thanks.

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Re: 3 tests negative but symptoms
« Reply #1 on: December 24, 2020, 12:38:50 pm »
Moderators of this forum generally opine on risk-assessments for HIV-infection related to potentially risky activities, rather than the results of laboratory tests.

However, since you ask, from the information in your post you have conclusively tested negative for HIV-antibodies.  Unless you have engaged in risky activities since the last activity which caused your original concern (and caused you to be tested in the first place), you should presume that you are negative for HIV-antibodies.

Continue to work with your healthcare provider to determine the cause of your symptoms and continue to practice safer sex.
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Re: 3 tests negative but symptoms
« Reply #2 on: December 24, 2020, 11:21:47 pm »
Thanks!
Appreciate your reply 🙏🏽
Is there a forum here which can opine on CD4 count and ratio?
Regards

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Re: 3 tests negative but symptoms
« Reply #3 on: December 24, 2020, 11:45:58 pm »
Hiya

The other forums here are designed for people living with HIV, as you are HIV negative your ability to participate is limited to this forum.

Work with your doctor to treat whatever is making you feel unwell and I hope you feel better soon.

Here's what you need to know to avoid HIV infection:
Use condoms for anal or vaginal intercourse, correctly and consistently, every time, no exceptions. Consider talking to your healthcare provider about PrEP as an additional layer of HIV protection

Keep in mind that some sexual practices described as ‘safe’ in terms of HIV transmission might still pose a risk for transmission of other STI's, so please do get tested regularly and at least yearly for all STI's including but not limited to HIV and test more frequently if unprotected intercourse occurs

Also, note that it is possible to have an STI and show no signs or symptoms and, the only way of knowing is by testing.

Kind regards

Jim

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Offline Robindra

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Re: 3 tests negative but symptoms
« Reply #4 on: December 25, 2020, 09:34:12 am »
Thanks!
I enquired about CD4 CD8 as I found maximum information about it on POZ.
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Re: 3 tests negative but symptoms
« Reply #5 on: December 25, 2020, 10:38:29 am »
Considering you don't have HIV you may want to seek information from other sources and work with your doctor instead.

Best, Jim
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