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Could periodontal problems, rashes on stoamch and lesions on skin indicate HIV infections?

I got a fear that I have HIV (i had several encounter in past mostly protected with last one two years back). I went for rapid test about 38 days ago and test came out negative.



About a week back I started feeling following



1- I start feeling pain in my neck and my throat was little sore.



2- I also developed swollen gums and I went to dentist and he told me that I have "periodontal" disease i can see purple spots on my gums and they are not painful. He checked my teeth and said there in no decay , cavity and infection in teeth



3- I also had small 2-3 inch rash close to my belly button with small bumps 4 days back and my belly button bleed twice. I cleaned up the belly button and its fine now and rash have been disappeared.







4- I usually get quite few liaisons on my skins which goes away with time (it might be accene I have it from years now)x



I do not have any other symptoms.



Now my fears is either my results are incorrect and I have HIV or I got the HIV from testing center. As two people were tested before me.



Can you please respond to my following questions.



1- Is periodontal or any other symptoms I described above are the ARS?

2- Can you get HIV from testing center? Any data support this (like reusing the lancet)?



3- Is possible for ARS symptoms appear after 4 weeks. Are they build gradually?



3- How accurate my results are, they used "Clearview® COMPLETE HIV 1/2" test WWW.WWWW.WW



Mon, 20 Oct 2014
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hello sir...
thanks for your query on HCM,
do get into wrong conclusions without getting confirmed about it...
1. the features can be present but are not confirmatory..
2. HIV testing can be done at many places.. many hospitals also do it..
3. symptoms can flare up any time, depending on the immunity of a person..
4. result are usually 99% specific...
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