A related discussion, HIV/AIDS
Once a person has a positive test for HIV antibodies, there is no need to test again. The antibodies are present for life. EWH
Thanks for your quick and knowledgable response doctor. I have made an appointment to see a doctor at a local health clinic this upcoming week. I will just have to deal with the symptoms through the weekend. One last question please... After someone has tested positive for hiv antibodies and the test is confirmed, down the road, they ever take any hiv antibody tests?
There is no way that you have AIDS. Persons with AIDS do have antibodies to HIV. If you had acquired HIV from the sexual encounter you describe, you would have had antibodies on both of the occasions you were tested in 2007. As a result of this, your questions about time to progression to AIDS and the your symptoms (which we tell persons repeatedly are of little value in determining whether one is infected or not) are irrelevant.
My advice is to work with a primary care provider to determine what is causing your symptoms but to stop worrying about HIV. There is NO reason whatsoever for you to be concerned about HIV- YOU DO NOT HAVE IT. EWH