|UNDETECTABLE- without meds
Aug 13, 2006
I was just diagnosed in may 06- I decided to test after i had a recurrent yeast infection which cleared for a day or two and returned in a month duration followed by swollen lymph nodes in the groin(occurred in apr -06). At first I suspected a STD and was tested for everything except HIV( fear of results) Then after everything else was negative I went ahead for HIV test and that was it. I just received my first lab results 08/06 which indicates my t cells count is 758 and viral load undetectable without any treatment. Is it possible that I was recently infected when the lymph nodes were swollen( for about 10-15 days) or is it possible I had HIV longer. From what I read so far it seems higher viral loads are associated with new infections. fyi my last negative HIV was late 2004. Other than that I have not had any symptoms I can remember prior to the test or since the YI cleared in may. Please help
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
It is hard to determine an exact date and only that you were infected within the last 2 years. It is usually the case that people have high viral loads during acute infection and then see it decrease over the next several months. I suppose it is possible your symptoms were consistent with acute infection and your immune system cleared the viral load very quickly.
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