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Pregnant and worried

Dec 4, 2011

Please help me. I'm 7 months pregnant. Is my antibody test conclusive after 17 weeks and 24 weeks, even if I have ongoing (confirmed thrush) sore throat and headaches? Could it be possible that I have not yet seroconverted? Do symptoms of acute HIV syndrome last seven months or could I have full blown AIDS and the test is not picking up antibodies? Thank you.

Response from Dr. Fawcett

Thanks for writing. A negative test after 24 weeks is conclusive that you do not have the HIV virus. Symptoms of acute HIV syndrome seldom last more than four weeks. Speak with your physician about other possible causes for your thrush and headaches.


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