I started testing for HIV after six months of sexual intercourse. It is now one year after exposure, and all the tests are negative. My recent test was a comb aids test, and it came as negative. However, I am worried because of some symptoms.
1. After one year, I developed a sore throat which did not go away even after one month. Took an antibiotic course from an ENT doctor. Also, I developed cervical lymph nodes (three nodes on the right side of the neck). ENT doctor said it is not significant as it is small. So why am I having this?
2. Also, I have sore underarms and did not find any nodes yet.
3. I did almost ten tests (lab-based serum test), all after six months of exposure. However, all were antibody-only tests. CMIA test from a famous lab is also an antibody-only test, it seems. Is it conclusive?
4. One test was the standard diagnostics HIV 1 and 2 test. I saw on the internet that the test also detects the p24 antigen of HIV. Is it true, doctor? So even if antibodies are not produced, p24 would be detected in my blood, right?
Please help me, doctor.