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friend had test 5 yrs ago negative but has aids now not hiv

A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matt Wachsman
35 years experience Internal Medicine
It starts as HIV: often, but not always, with signs of a viral infection including slight fever, nodes, often rashes. Immunodeficiency generally is years after infectio ... Read More

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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Okamoto
28 years experience Family Medicine
Lab test: You cannot tell if a person has aids/hiv by just looking at them. The only way to know is by getting tested. Someone can look perfectly healthy and ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Leander Po
17 years experience Infectious Disease
Depends: It depends on: 1. Sexual act 2. Viral load of the woman. 3. Presence of a lesion on the man. Starting off at 1:100 chance for insertive vaginal sex ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kathleen Mullane
31 years experience Internal Medicine
GET TESTED: When in doubt get tested and have a backup plan if is the first test for repeat in 1 year.
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
False test? Recheck: HSV usually is not part of routine STD testing, so your partner might have been infected 12 years ago. Or his current test is false; the HSV2 blood te ... Read More
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A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
HSV: The test results suggest prior exposure to HSV (sexual OR non-sexual type) but no active infection at this time.
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Audrey Prefer
37 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Why scared?: You don't say what prompted your query. CBC's don't check for STIs, need specific tests, like HSV, HIV, syphilis, gonorrhea, chlyamdia. If you think t ... Read More
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A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
Definitely negative: There is no meaning to changing numbers on HIV testing, as long as the number is below the cut-off for a positive result. Even the same blood specimen ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Herpes: This means in 100% certainty that you were exposed to herpes prior to this exposure from your partner. Herpes infections do not necessarily have to ... Read More
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A 52-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
No HIV, no worries: All HIV tests are conclusive when done more than a few weeks after the last possible exposure. Your results prove you do not have HIV. And of course y ... Read More
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A 40-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: Immidiate ,post 3m, and 6m.....test negativity is pretty reliable.
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Charles Whiting
26 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Doubtful...but: The cases of cervical cancer I've seen over the years have always been in women who had a bad pap but never came in for the recommended follow-up. ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Pos for STD: If you tested positive, then someone gave you the std. If you had only one partner, then it came from that partner. Be sure to get treated and watch ... Read More
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lori Semel
34 years experience Pediatrics
Cold Sore: This means that you have had a cold sore with antibodies produced at some time in your life. No reason for concern and perhaps the symptoms were barel ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
If you had a: negative HIV test 3 months after this incident - that would be very accurate. Take care.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Sorry for your loss: If you are HIV negative by any current test today, you will not turn positive as a result of your past relationship with him. I am sorry that he's gon ... Read More
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Hunter Handsfield
52 years experience Infectious Disease
100% reliable: Similar to your other question. Almost nobody gets HIV after a single unprotected sexual exposure. In any case, your negative Oraquick test proves you ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sanober Butt
19 years experience Pulmonology
Well.. : Well.. You have a lot of non specific symptoms. Mycobacterium TB have a potential to re activate at any point in life even if properly treated upon di ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Herpes simplex: A large number of adults are positive for HSV and do not know when, where or how they were exposed and became infected. This is not a measure of how f ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Killian
27 years experience General Practice
Negative STD tests: Negative tests can always be false. Regardless of her results she absolutely must also be treated! chlamydia also can live for years if untreated.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeff Livingston
21 years experience Obstetrics and Gynecology
Home pregnancy tests are very accurate.: They are the same tests used in a doctors office. They can detect a pregnancy 7-10 days after conception. The best time to take one is when you miss y ... Read More
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A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
You're good: The p24 tests are very reliable at one month. Along with the normal oraquick which is maybe 98% reliable, I'd consider yourself HIV-free. If you are o ... Read More
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A 49-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
GC in women: is frequently asymptomatic. In men, it usually causes urethral pain and discharge. So anything is possible, but men usually get treated earlier than ... Read More

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