Whatever you are feeling is NOT HIV. You are conclusively negative.
Thanks for your time.
Have you read the recent happening I mentioned? I feel very stressed for my girlfriend.
In addiction, this oral thrush is making me really anxious again. I'm healthy, I don't do drugs, I don't drink alcohol, I don't smoke, I practice a lot of sports (like crossfit and soccer) and I eat healthy and fresh food. What else could be the reason? Stress?
Also, can you please adress this question?
1. Let's say that my body is NOT producing enough antibodies to be detected on the test, would the antigen P24 still be present?
Thanks in advance!
Antigens appear once antibodies attach to them.
Are you sure?
I would say that it is the other way around...?
Antigens appear as they are part of the virus and then antibodies start to be formed as a reaction to this.
"The role of antibody is to bind with the P24 antigen and inactivate them."
I meant to put disappear. Please forgive me. I was not paying attention.
You are conclusively negative. HIV is not your issue.
No worries, that makes sense now!
Let's say that I am infected and I'm not developing antibodies. Would the antigen P24 be detectable by 3 months?
In other words: if producing antibodies is a reaction to the virus and if there is no answer from the body, then the P24 antigen would still be there, right?
Thanks again for your answers. As you can see, I'm really paranoid!
Your scenario is not occurring. If it were HIV, you would've tested positive by any test at 3 months. HIV is not your problem.
Please, take a look at this:
Apologies. I understand that I'm asking detailed questions, but i'm only doing so because I am really stressed. I wake up and go to bed thinking on this, HIV is seriously affecting my professional and personal life.
I just need some answers to get some rest...and move on.
Please, can you adress this question?
"Let's say that I am infected with HIV and I'm not developing antibodies. Would the antigen P24 be detectable by 3 months?"
Million thanks in advance!
YOu are asking repetitive questions.
Antigens are not detectable after about 1 month, after that antibodies are. YOUR BODY DOES AND WILL PRODUCE ANTIBODIES. YOU DON'T HAVE HIV.
I am because I was not getting a straight answer to my question. It seems that you and James are not understanding my question.
I know that usually people develop antibodies within 3 to 4 weeks after exposure and because of that, antigen is no longer present after that time mark.
However, I'm suggesting a scenario where one develops antibodies later or does not develop antibodies at all (there are clinical reports of these cases - 25 cases to be exact).
Let's imagine that one starts developing antibodies at 3 months. Would the antigen P24 still be there from 2 weeks to 3 months? Is there a gap beetween one and other?
From what I understood, by reading medical articles, the antigen ONLY disappears after antibodies are formed...
Thanks again for your comments!
P24 antigens lasts mostly for 4 weeks and in rare cases 6 .so relax .official window period is 12 weeks but u have tested out till 9 months . What more can u ask for
Thanks for your kind answer!
I'm still feeling worried for my girlfriend though. She got seriously ill one week after we engaged sex - it's summer over here.
I don't know what's going on :(