|Still very very worried after more than a year
Aug 12, 2012
Hi, I got nobody to turn to except this honourable site. God bless you. In March 2011 i had an exposure, supposedly protected sex with an escort. After almost 5 months i started to experience some symptoms such as oral thrush and esoecially an enlarged thyroid. At the 5 months mark i decided to get tested for HIV with an antibody Elisa which came back negative. Being paranoid about the symptoms since i was diagnosed with a strep decided to test again with the same type of test at the 6 and a half months mark and also came back negative. Since that test i started to feel all the symptoms (on & off): night sweats, lymph nodes painful everywhere, mild headaches, joints pain, muscle twitching, and especially the thyroid did not change ( did a biopsy and did not show any cancer with normal and close to low tsh). I am super scared to get another test since i have an internal feeling that tells me i am positive. I would like to hear about your experiences how do you link the symptoms with the rsults and the timing. An answer is very very much appreciated.
| Response from Mr. Cordova
Protected sex is not a high-risk exposure. I would not even suggest testing for an incident of protected sex. Any testing done outside of the three month window is considered conclusive.
Bottom line: You are HIV negative from this incident.
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