Oct 22, 2001
i'm almost certain i have been infected with hiv. after a moderate risk exposure i came down with all the common symptons of ars (mild fever, diaarhea, nausea & joint pain) approx. 5 weeks later. i find it too much of a coincidence that these symptons appeared after my exposure for it to be anything but hiv. i know you can't diagnose by symptons, but i'm sure you'll agree you can be 99 certain!
anyway, i have as yet failed to produce detectable antibodies - i have tested negative at 8 and 14 weeks. does the fact that my body hasn't been able to produce a good immune response mean that i'll develop aids a lot quicker? also, will the meds have less effect?
| Response from Dr. Young
To my knowledge (however limited it may be), there is no correlation between the time to seroconverion and rate of disease progression (nor viral load).
Hope this is helpful, good luck. BY
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