|Peripheral neuropathy of HIV?
Apr 22, 2012
Hi, I'm 24 years old. I tested negative after 13 weeks of protected sex with a commercial sex worker from Romania (92 days) with HIV Combo Ag-Ac despite I'm convinced that I was positive. Since then I have burning sensation in my left leg. Worried about HIV and not yet convinced I went for another HIV test (rapid) after 6 months (27 weeks) that was negative. But this burning sensation goes away and come back and I'm concerned about peripheral neuropathy of HIV. What should I do? Could this be related with HIV? In work sometimes people tell me that I'm pale (like before faint) and this make me more nervous and anxious about something wrong, including HIV disease.
Thanks for your help.
| Response from Mr. Cordova
Neuropathy would more likely be caused by the medications used to treat HIV, not the virus itself. Also, 13 weeks would be far too soon for someone to be experiencing neuropathy. Lastly, any testing done outside of the 12 week windows is considered conclusive.
Bottom line: You are negative. You do not have HIV.
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