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Hello Doctor,

I need to get some basic answers to my sitiuation. I know i my exposure was very low risk or 0 risk. From your threads i have gathered enough answers to know that exposure to bodily fluids on intact skin is almost 0 risk. I have also had  5 12 and 15 week tests for anitibodies come negative. The 12 week test was a duo test p24 anitgen and antibody test. My problem is i am know getting lymph node like swellings that come and go under my arm pit and on the side of my chest. They are their for 2 to 3 days only. I have virtually no other symtoms. No fever, loose stool, sore throat rash etc. I have some red zit like swelling coming out from the hair pores in my body but they are in isolation and appear in different areas.  

How likely is seroconversion  after 4 months to exposure. I heard that sometimes this can happen thus the reason for testing at 6 months.?

Is it it possible to get HIV and have no major sypmtoms in the ARS stage?

Can swealing lymph nodes on its own be classified as a symptom or do you usually get the whole works.

How long does ARS related lymph nodes swealing last.

Incidentaly i may add that this is the flue season in Fiji where i live.

I know i may be repeating some of these questions  but your answers will help.

You do a great job doctors thank you very much.  

  

    
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Rare. You'd know about it if your immune system was that bad.

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Symptoms are an unreliable indicator of HIV infection. Your 12 week negative (Ab) however is a very reliable in fact conclusive indicator that HIV is not your problem.

ARS lasts one to two weeks. Lymphadenopathy can occur in symptomatic stage HIV . Lymph nodes swell for many reasons the vast majority of them not HIV.
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