Dec 29, 2011
21 weeks ago I had protected sex with a prostitute. About 3 weeks later I developed flu like symptoms an a rash. At 9.5 weeks I had blood tests done and tested positive for HSV2 and negative for HIV. Since then I began experiencing Tingling and burning in my hands and feet. I was diagnosed with peripheral nueropathy. I had another oraquick HIV test at 14 weeks, which was negative and another Elisa blood test at 16 weeks. I also had another HSV test which showed my antibodies had doubled. In your opinion are these results conclusive or is more testing necessary. Any response is greatly appreciated.
Response from Dr. McGowan
It looks like you picked up acute herpes simplpex infection, which can be very symptomatic for weeks.
Since your symptoms had started within 3 weeks and your HIV test was still negative at 16 weeks, that would have been more than enough time to develop a positive test. For completeness, in New York we recommend a final test at 6 months (24 weeks), that shoould be enough.
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