|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.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.