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Lymph nodes inflamation seroconversion?

Hello, please i am sorry for the long story, i need help. I had a posible exposure 5th April, a month later i had sorethroat, when i checked the causes of sore throats i saw HIV among the causes. I read about lymph nodes inflation, so i began to touch the ones behind my ears, few days later i noticed the one behind my right ear was a bit bigger than normal, because the one behind the left ear was normal. For 2 weeks i was worried about it and only stayed indoors, i had no fever, diarrhea, rashes or headaches. I only felt dizzy with mild neck pain which made my neck feel a bit different. I later stopped touching the lymphnode behind the ear and it reduced almost completely. Not long after, i went out and i saw someone with a big lymph node inflamed in 2 places on the neck and around the throat side. I began touching my neck, looking for the lymph nodes until i found one close to my throat. Though i could feel it, but i can't see it with a mirror, and people didnt notice it too. Days later, it became a bit painful and a bit enlarged, may be after too much touching but still not visible for me to see in a mirror. I had no other symptoms. 03 June, i went to a lab for an HIV test and it was negative, that was almost 2 months post exposure, I went again to another place (hospital) for another test by 7th june, (2months post exposure) still came out negative. I was relieved, but i still have some doubts, is it posible that i might just be seroconverting, and can't I test positive during seroconversion?. Because my neck still feels a little different to me than normal.
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Symptoms are not used to diagnose HIV. What was your risk?
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Unprotected vaginal sex.
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I just realized that your questions have already been answered in your other identical post. http://www.medhelp.org/posts/HIV-Prevention/Lymph-nodes-inflamation-seroconversion/show/2891620

I have nothing to add. Read those answers again.
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I've actually made up my mind to test at 12weeks and 24weeks mark. Sometimes we know what to do, the only problem is the anxiety in the waiting period.... I just wanted to talk, because i've read so many posts and articles, a lot said 8weeks is considered conclusive. Anyway, i guess conclusive to me now is 6months. And i won't google anything any longer, it just adds to my anxiety, the thought of it prevents me from doing anything. I know i made a mistake, but whatever it is,  i'll try just try and live right thats all. Enough of the trauma now. Thank you very much Chima7.
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Twelve weeks is conclusive. The window period hasn't been 6 months since 2004 so you're way behind the times. Given that you've already tested negative after 6 weeks then it's extremely unlikely that you'd test positive at your 12 week conclusive result. It would be more likely for you to have a meteor crash through your house right now and squash you where you sit.
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Hahaha.. thank you very much. This helped,  and next time i will be careful, but I will test after the 12weeks mark.
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