I am abroad Pls help ! Very worried
Jan 4, 2001
First of all, Congratulation for what you're doing for us !
Over 7 weeks ago I had unprotected sex with a girl of unknown viral status. 6 days after I developed a slight sore throat and my tonsils started swelling.
I also had a sore on the nape of my neck.
Despite taking antibiotics and other kind of medicines,
these symtoms do not seem to go away and it's already nearly 6 weeks.
My Tonsils are still swollen, my neck is stiff and my mouth is burning inside.
I don't have (and never had ) fever or rush, and I do not feel any enlarged lymphonodes in my groin, armpits and neck.
What do you think ? Am I seroconverting ?
Can hiv acute syndrome last for so many weeks (now 6)and
symptoms never vary in terms of intensity ?
Pls help, I am desperate
Response from Dr. Boyle
Your symptoms are not typical of primary HIV infection. Your symptoms have lasted longer than most (average is about 20 days) and you don't report symptoms that many patients have such as fevers, fatigue, rash or myalgias (muscle aches). Still, you should see a doctor for an evaluation, and this should include an HIV test and tests for STDs and mononucleosis. BB
Brian Boyle, M.D., J.D.
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