If you are worried about your past sexual activity having given you HIV, you may put that fear to rest. You have had a number of HIV tests, all of which have come back as negative. This would lead me to conclude that you do not have HIV.
The way the test works is this. You have unprotected sex (vaginal or anal - oral sex and kissing are not a risk for HIV transmission). You become worried about it at some point, so, after the CDC recommended waiting period (currently 3 months), you go in for a standard antibody test. If the test comes back negative, and you had no other risk in that 3 month period, you are conclusively negative. No need for another test at that point, because you do not have HIV. If you come back positive, you are still not conclusively positive. Instead, your blood is used in a Western Blot test. If that test is negative, you do not have HIV. If it is positive, you are considered HIV positive.
But, the simple fact of the matter is that all of your tests came back negative. Congratulations! That must be a relief. If you and your girlfriend have been monogamous, then you cannot possibly have HIV, and thus whatever is troubling you now is not related to HIV in any way, shape or form. And, just for the record, if you were in the late stages of HIV progression, otherwise know as AIDS, you would certainly know it - you would not have to sit and wonder if you were or not. It isn't a subtle thing.
Good luck on figuring out what is ailing you. Take care of yourself.
Thank you for the support and info. everyone in my life is ready to kill me because of my worries. I have driven my mother, father, step mother and father, along with my girlfriend nuts over the past year. it just seems funny ( or curious ) that almost 10 years after my first encounter with the former clap patient i started getting sick. i was eventually diagnosed with diverticulitus, which have been told that can cause the lymph nodes to swell in various parts of the body but mainly in the groin region. i guess the fact that my former doctor came right out and said i had a std, its been stuck in my head regardless of what the test results say.
im now just very worried about the white stuff on my tounge and inside cheek, and again i was told that if you thrush ( which from every symptom checker to picture ive seen, it seems that i do have it ) you have the end stages of HIV and age begining the AIDS stage of the disease. still i worry even though the last two tests ( the 10 min finger ***** test ) have been negative, im going to make a apointment with my dr anyways just to see what he says. 1 more question though is it true that the only way to truely find out if you have herpes is to have the area in question swabed while they are full of fluid ?? thats was what i was told by a ER doctor, blood tests dont determine a herpes infection.
and lastly i wouldnt give it much thought if i was single but im not i have met the woman im going to marry and i have a little family of pets with her and that is who and what i worry about. again if i was single it wouldnt bother me much and i would go in peace, she is the only reason i stress.
again thanks for the help and i hope its right and i hope to post again soon with a reslut of what in the world is going on with my tounge and mouth.
Thrush is not HIV or AIDS specific.
thanks teak. i understand that a few things can cause thrush, i guess it was the mind set that i have been in for a while, and still am. maybe im nuts. i do have a few questions if you dont mind.
1. are the 10 min tests very reliable, i know it may sound dumb considering that the fda approves of them.
2. if i did have HIV/AIDS would i have constant bloody nose episodes?
3. is Thrush more common in the morning when you wake as opposed when your eating and drinking.
4. is it true that the only way to find out if you have hepes is to have the affected area swabed, and not blood tested?
sorry if im being a pain i just dont really trust what i read on the net and from other comments/ threads it seems as if Teak, and Xhost are very knowledgable and comforting at that the same time. thanks agian and i look forward to a response !
3. you get thrush is doesn't go away during the day or night
4. visual check, swab, plus a blood test will tell you if you have herpes.
Thank you very much for clearing that up for me. im going to the dr tomorrow 1/8 and i hope to have good news. and i will relay to all...... that is if anyone cares !! LOL
and again thank you soo much for your reassurance.
went to the doctor and was advised that i have. Geographic tongue, also known as benign migratory glossitis, erythema migrans, or continental tongue.
he doubts if very much that i have HIV or AIDS. his only concern is that my lymph nodes are swollen in my groin for no apperent reason. WOW what a relief!!