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I am 23 year old guy and worried about wether I am infected with hiv or not. Below are my details
I had a high risk exposure of unprotected anal intercourse with a random guy on 2nd sept 2013. I didnt had any feeling after that but after around 7 weeks I somehow started panicing about hiv infection and I did HIV 1&2 antibody p24 antigen test after 53 days of my exposure which came negative. I was relaxed but around 10 th week after exposure I started feeling fatigued and around 12th week I had uncomfotrable feeling in throat and anal itching. I went to doctor and she told as I am stressed these things are happening and I had bad tonsil. She gave me azithral for tonsil which was cured but still I can feel heavy throat. I repeated the same HIV elisa test at 12th week(86 days after exposure) which was also negative. Again I went to doctor around 13th week for anal itching about which the doctor told is fungal infection which can be due to sweating and moisture in that area. She also told I have few ulcers on the back of tongue and prescribed me regular gargle and antifungal cream to apply around anal opening and told me to joingym for improving immunity. My questions are
1. Can I consider my 7th week and 12th week 4th gen hiv elisa test conclusive?
2. Or I was tested negative because my body was unable to produce antibodies till 12th week as my symptoms started around 11th week.
3. Are these symptoms hiv related? My doctor told not to worry about hiv and as I was very much stressed I think noticing the symptoms she told me this just to alleviate my stress otherwise why did she told me to join gym to improve immunity?
4. I think I have weak immune system beacause this was told to me during my childhood days as I used to fell sick frequently during that time. Can this be the reason that my body didnt produced antibodies till 12th week??
5. Doctor told that usually ppl get positive result by 12th week if infected but still I am scared seeing my symptoms of throat and fungal anal infection.Should I go for retesting it is going to be 15 weeks now and I am scared of getting this positive seeing my recent symptoms. I am still feeling joint pains and slight weakness. I am really worried
Am I hiv infected??
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Thank you for choosing DoctorSpring.

Please allow me to answer your specific queries.

1. By nature HIV - ELISA tests are not conclusive.

2. Unlikely. The symptom are NOT specific of HIV. Moreover you had a negative p24 and repeated negative HIV ELISA - which means you are NOT infected.

3. No. these does not appear to be HIV related. These are rather non specific symptoms

4. No unless your body has sever immunodeficiency syndrome (or taking cancer medications) your body will produce antibodies.

5. You can go for a repeat testing at 9 months, to be sure.

Most likely you are NOT infected with HIV. Do not worry !

Hope this helps
Feel free to ask followups/ clarifications
Thank you

Dr. Jaydeep Tripathy
Category: HIV- AIDS Specialist
MBBS from Sri Ramachandra University in December 2011
M.Med (Family Medicine) - TNMGR University, Chennai
MBA-MPH in Public Health in March 2016, SRM University
Finished AFIH in March 2016, SRM University
MRCP ( UK ), Internal Medicine, Royal College of Physicians, June 2016
Fellowship in Diabetology from Martin Luther University in January 2017

Currently Resident Physician, in MD Radiodiagnosis - Kamakshi Memorial Hospital, Chennai
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