I feel stupid asking...but I need help
Nov 3, 2011
I had unprotected sex with a male friend (unknown status) in June 2011. Since then, I have tested at 2.5 months, 3 months, and again at 4 months. All negative. However, what really bothers me is that exactly 3 weeks after the sexual encounter I had flu-like symptoms that lasted 24 hours. My fever reduced with the help of medicine, but I can't shake the feeling or fear of HIV. Do you think I have anything to be worried about? I don't have any known auto-immune problems, cancer, etc. I am just scared because of the window period being 6 months out. I am currently 5 months post encounter and want to go get checked again. Am I crazy? Everyone in my family says I am...I just would like to hear the opinion of a doctor. Sincerely, Worried 25 year old woman
Response from Mr. Cordova
Hi, Worried Women:
You are not crazy. However, you can trust the results of your 3 month and 4 month test. You can feel confident in any HIV antibody test performed after 90 days.
I hope this helps.
In health, Richard
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