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Are burning penis and rashes on chest HIV symptoms?

i am 36. 18 months back i had protected sex with an unknown girl. having little burning sensation on penis, diarria, lot of gas formation, develop red rashes on chest, arm and neck in last one year , Done HIV test 6 months back, it was negetive. I have erosion in stomach. Please suggest.
Wed, 18 Jun 2014
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Your history is incomplete. You were HIV some 6 months ago and you had exposure some 18 months back , so in all practicality you have crossed (18-6=12 months) the maximum 'window period' which is 6 months
Considering that your condom even did tear, during your activity, you stand negligible chance of getting HIV , as you tested negative even after 1 year of exposure , which is double the window period of HIV.
Window period means here that HIV virus may remain in the body of a person , but HIV may not produce enough antibodies to be picked up by standard HIV tests and may take max 6 months to make enough antibodies to be picked up by standard tests of HIV to render it a positive test .
Hope this does help.

Dr Matin .A. Khan
MBBS, MPH, MMSc (HIV Med) PhD
M.A (Sociology) , M.Sc(Psychology), M.Sc(Counselling & Psychotherapy)
Fellowship in HIV Medicine (School of Tropical Medicine Kolkata, India)
AAHIVS ( American Academy of HIV Medicine USA)
Galen Exam for Certificate of Clinical Competence in HIV Medicine from IAPAC USA
MGM Medical College , Jamshedpur , India
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