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Fingernail Fungus and HIV

I am really worried, because since a week or two I have noticed a black spot underneath my fingernail.
I have read online that a black spot, or what apepars to be black fingernail fungus is the most advanced stage of this fungus.

please look at this picture -   http://s286.photobucket.com/albums/ll103/razaky20/?action=view&current=058.jpg

I don't know what could have caused this but I am extremely worried because some websites have said HIV causes fingernail fungus and black fungus is most advanced.

I had risky exposure (unprotected vaginal) and am not sure if this is causing it or what. Please help.
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You cannot diagnose HIV based on symptoms, only by testing
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yes i will get tested at 4 week mark....

just really worried since websites have said black fungus is most advanced stage and HIV can cause this....
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Symptoms mean nothing, especially symptoms that can be caused by many reasons that are far more likely to be than HIV. You had a risk and you should be tested. You can take a DUO test. It will give you a reliable result at that time. But if i were you, i wouldn't worry too much.

I hope this was helpful.
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thank you for those kind words
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3 months post exposure is when you can obtain a conclusive test result.
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ok thank you

from your experience and knowledge, is black fingernail fungus a cause for concern?

is it related to HIV? because websites online have said it is the most advanced stage of fungal infection and is known to be associated with HIV
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It can be a symptom to some other underlying cause but not HIV. .
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