Can symptoms be as early as 4 days?
Apr 29, 2012
Hi - my partner and I recently had sex, and 4 days later she had swollen glands/ sore throat and fever. I am HIV+ with VL of around 65000 last bloodwork, which was a week or so before the incident. Is 4 days too soon for the bosy to start showing symptoms??
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi 4 days is soon. Was the sex protected? If not it should be especially with your viral load where it is. There are studies showing that if we stay on our medications and keep our viral load at undetectable the chances of transmission are decreased by 96%. Her symptoms could be just getting a cold or other viral infection, like the flu etc.... If her symptoms continue I would have her follow up with her health care provider.
Be well and stay safe, Shannon
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