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A 23-year-old female asked:

Two skin sores, on and off sore throat, pain behind left knee joint. took 2 hiv tests 6 months ago and they were negative. were the tests wrong?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Not HIV: These symptoms are not suggestive of an HIV infection, and the HIV blood tests tests are foolproof, as long as done sufficiently long after the last possible exposure -- which usually is 4-12 weeks. See your doctor if your symptoms continue or you remain concerned, but no worries about HIV.

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Last updated Sep 11, 2016

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