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I had an exposure about a year ago. I'm a gay male who received unprotected penetrative sex. a few weeks or so after i came down with flu like symptoms and my lymph nodes swelled up. some are still present behind my ear and in groin. 3 months after the exposure i bought a hiv test that are currently advertised on tv. the home test came back positive. I was a nervous reck and it took me 3 months to get the courage to see a doctor. i asked for a hiv test but didnt tell him i had a postive result earlier. the test said negative for hiv antibodies. do i have hiv? what should i do from here. i still have swollen lymph nodes. i havent had any sex since.
Tags: HIV, symptom, Lymph Nodes, conflicting tests
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Where are you located.
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suburbs of cleveland
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thats were the test was done
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What test did you purchase?
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the one on t.v. I think its a ora swab fda approved test. i've seen a lot of commercials recently
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You did the test when?
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the end of this past may
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early june
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Really? The only approved home test kit Oraquick didn't go on sale at the stores until Oct of 2012.
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i was given some from the clinic i go to and test my self every 6 moths
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i did take another a few days after as well and it came back negative
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No you were not, not in Ohio or anywhere else in the US.
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what
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You did not take a home test for HIV when you stated above. The tests weren't even available for home use at that time.
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no i didnt purchase them
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3 months after the exposure i bought a hiv test that are currently advertised on tv. the home test came back positive

That is what you posted in your first post.
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well i didnt think youd believe i was given tests to take with me from the clinic  and you didnt. but nonetheless it happened. my question is do i get tested any further and that is why i came on here to find out.
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