HIV test wrong?

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Hi, I'm driving myself insane here!

Any advice would be great, after unprotected sex years ago I started to not feel well and got some swollen lymph nodes in neck, these have been there for months now with no sign of illness. I took a rapid HIV test a year ago at a private doctors it was negative but I keep thinking he may have read the results wrong, what if he made a mistake reading the results as  read the test should show one line but I keep thinking I saw two? I so scared.....do you think I should retest? Thanks for any help. 

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    If its driving u mad def re test
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      My husband thinks I'm crazy and said  that the doctor is a professional and knows how to read these tests.....I've just convinced myself he got it wrong, I'm suffering terribly from health anxiety and I have emailed the doctor say g I'm worried the test didn't work or something and he said he is confident I have nothing to worry about and no need to retest. I think I may be on the boundary if becoming insane! 

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      Did you have any other risky encounters since that risk? If not, then your test is 100% reliable, UNLESS you suspect your husband of being unfaithful. If not, then you're more than fine and your test is 1000% conclusive. Antibodies take about 3-6 months to appear in ones body. That's the window period. So you know now that you're fine.

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    Anyway, I'd test for other viruses instead. Such as mono, or cmv. Mono causes swollen lymph nodes. If not, I'd have your doctor check at those swollen lymph nodes.

    Remember, every 6 months, one must have a blood HIV test (preferably 4th gen Elisa's if your doctor provides this)

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