Jun 28, 2006
Hello Dr. Bob, I had a low risk heterosexual encounter (mutual masturbation, unprotected oral sex, and protected sex) about 2 months ago with a stranger who claims she always uses protection. About 5 weeks ago, I started experiencing body aches all over except for my chest and stomach and sharp pains in my hands and feet (mainly fingertips and toes). I tested negative on May 19th and June 1st and am waiting for 3 months (around July 20th) to get retested. I was wondering if this is common for ARS or Seroconversion. I read on some places on this site it is and some it isn't. I will donate as much as I can...I just want to know if I am worrying about nothing, since I think I would have probably had some other symptoms if I was indeed HIV+. My doctor said he is stumped and I am seeing a neurologist next week. It just scares me considering my symptoms started around the times symptoms are suppose to start. Thanks a lot!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your HIV risk is minimal at best. Your symptoms are not suggestive of or worrisome for HIV ARS or seroconversion. Your negative HIV tests to date are encouraging. A three-month test will give you a conclusive answer.
I agree a neurology consultation is your next step.
I'll send my very best good-luck karma that your HIV tests remain negative!
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