|HIV Symptoms and presence of HIV Antibodies
Aug 12, 2006
6 weeks ago I had protected oral sex with a sex worker. 2 days later I developed a itchy rash on on my leg followed by flue like symptoms 17 days later.
I bought a HIV home test at 21 days and it was negative. the symptoms continued so I retested at 27 days, still negative.
My question to you is if indeed you have acquired HIV what would come first the antibodies or the Symptoms. I contine to experience a sore throat and groin pain as I am now over 40 days I got retested today again with the home test kit.
I will also be sending you a donation as I feel your forum is extremely helpful.
Thank you for your time
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Symptoms associated with seroconversion and the production of detectable levels of detectable anti-HIV antibodies generally occur around the same time. Regarding your situation:
1. Protected sex is protected, assuming the latex condom was used properly and did not fail.
3. HIV tests taken prior to the three-month mark are not considered to be definitive.
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