|Could this be a primary hiv infection ?
Aug 18, 2013
Hello, On Jun 29th I got a viral infection that resulted in headache, swollen right lymph gland in neck, fever, and headache and a terrible cough. The infection lasted about a week (July 9th I was back to work). Then on late July I started to feel a tingle sensation along with a mild rash on different parts of my body that is still persistent today.
1. Skin - Very sensitive to touch - Would turn reddish(very mild) easily
2. Palm of hand, Forearm, Chest, armpit, sole of foot, calf - Tingle sensation like an electricity feel - Slight pain as if burning sensation when touching skin
I had a CBC done friday, august 9 and it came back with the following information:
I had unprotected sex both on June 12, 2013 and on July 13, 2013.
Could this be a primary hiv infection?
| Response from Dr. Hightow-Weidman
Hello there I can't open your CBC but I while can say that your symptoms do not sound suspicious for acute HIV, I would certainly recommend that you test now to ease your concerns. If you last exposure was over a month ago, an ab test would be very accurate and an ag/ab test or viral load test should certainly be positive by now. So bottom line, go get tested. If negative, then I would see a provider to get at the bottom of your current symptoms. Take care, LHW
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