|NEED AN ANSWER PLEASE!
Apr 7, 2012
I feel I may have been exposed to HIV on 3/15/12, 8 days later I had 2 lumps on the back of my neck and they aren't any bigger than a bean and are no more than an inch away from each. My question is, is it possible that this is an early sign of HIV?
| Response from Ms. Southall
Hi, It is unlikely that the lumps are a sign of HIV at this early of a stage. You need to be tested and the standard for HIV testing is to have your first test is at 3 weeks from the day of exposure, then another in 3 months and a final in 6 months. 97% of the population will test negative or positive at the 3 month mark, the 6 month is 100%. In the meantime you need to abstain or make sure that any exposure you have is protected during this time.
Be well and stay safe, Shanno
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