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Can you help me please i'm going to be crazy for 7 and 1/2 months horrible long period can i ask youu a question? After 15 days i thought about hiv. I went to the government hospital. They said to comeback after 3 months. I went there and they did antibody test rapid kit. It was negative. Then at 4 and 1/2 months I had an other then NEGATIVE. At 6 and 1/2 months i had the last test NON REACTIVE. then i did CBC test shows

WBC=820*10
LYMPHS=3.05 37%
GRANULOCYTES=4.92 59.9%
monocytes=0.23 2.8%
RBC=4.99
HGB=13g
HEMATOCRIt=37.5%
PLT=320


everything looks normal
but how long does it take the hiv virus to show abnormal CBC
i have now pain in my entire legs and feet
please help help i'm going to die?

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by Doctor of Medicine (9.9k points)
The window period for HIV can range upto 6 months. Since, your last antibody test was after 6 months and still negative, it is very less likely that you may be infected.

Do you have any swellings, weight loss, fever?

CBC is not a very good test for HIV. The various parameters may rise or fall depending upon situation.

A CD4+ T cell is a good marker of cell mediated immunity

In most cases, 3 negative antibody test indicates negative HIV. What did your doctor say? Can you explain about your leg pain?
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HIV refers to the human immunodeficiency virus, one of the most deadly disorders in human history. It usually causes a condition known as AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome). As far as your concern about the disease, you cannot rely only on symptoms to judge whether you have HIV or not. You have to go for rapid diagnostic tests to confirm the disease.  Actually, the test is not for the virus, but it tests for antibodies to the virus. Antibodies are created by the white blood cells of the body for fighting against infection; if these antibodies are available in your blood then you are definitely being HIV-positive and need quick treatment.

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