Late stage Symptoms, still negative?
Mar 5, 2013
I had relatively high risk exposure, both unprotected oral and insertive anal sex with a man whose status is unknown. 2 weeks later I experienced classic ARS symptoms, including apthous ulcers and oral thrush.
I had a negative PCR DNA test at 23 days, and negative EIA tests at 14, 71, 86, and 122 days.
My oral thrush is still present and about 5 months later and is not responding to treatment. Moreover, I started to develop a body rash on my trunk, that has been present for over a month.
Can I consider myself negative despite my symptoms? Should I continue testing out to 6 months or get a PCR RNA test?
Response from Ms. Southall
Hi With having unprotected sex you did the right thing with starting the testing process. The testing guidelines for HIV testing are to be initially tested at 3 weeks and then again at 90 days and as long as there have been no other exposures during this time the test results are conclusive. There is a very small percent of the population that can test positive at 6 months, but having negative test results and negative PCR test I believe that from this exposure you are HIV free.
Be well and please wear condoms!!! and be safe,
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