|Previous negative test, but now new symptoms
May 25, 1999
Hi Dr. Holodniy:
I have two questions. In 1992 I developed swollen lymph glands in my neck. The back of my throat was very red and seemed inflamed. I had a biopsy done and a CBC and nothing unusual was discovered. I had an ELISA test done in 1996 and it was negative. My throat is still inflamed and gets worse during stressful situations. The lymph glands in my neck are still swollen and I have no other swollen lymph glands. Should I be concerned that the hiv test was flawed?
Second question: About 8 weeks ago, I had a brief encounter with a woman - unprotected sex for about 30 secs then I realized how stupid this was and got up and washed myself off with soap and water. I then had protected vaginal intercourse with her. Two weeks ago she performed oral sex on me (unprotected). This week, I have been experiencing flu-like symptoms...body aches, fatigue, and I am developing a very fine rash on my chest only(very small bumps). Were my encounters with this female very risky? Should I consider these symptoms as a sign of AVS? I plan to have a CBC done today, followed by an antibody test next two weeks.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
The tests were not flawed. Receiving oral sex is low risk, but not no risk. Your clock restarts from 8 weeks ago. MH
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