Anonymous
Dear Sirs, please help!
I had a risky sex with a call girl.
After that I had no any symptoms for about 3 months. But after 3rd month I started feel symtoms which were lasting as follows:
- night sweets during about 9 months after exposure, then stopped.
- muscle and joint pains – since the 3rd to 10th month after exposure
- telangectasia on finger now
- recurrent pharyngitis all the time
- and other regarded as HIV-relating.
My question is
1. Can the symptoms of recent hiv infection last so long time?
2. Can it be that seroconversion lasts more than 9 month?
3. Can it be the case of slow seroconversion?
Thank you

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Anonymous
Hello and thank you for contacting the AIDS Vancouver Helpline. I understand you're worried about the risk of acquiring HIV from a commercial sex worker, and I will be glad to help.

Symptoms are a very inaccurate way of indicating an HIV status. This is because most people that newly acquire HIV show no symptoms. Others may show some flu-like symptoms, usually severe and usually around 2-4 weeks after exposure, but these symptoms may be due to other infections that mirror symptoms of HIV. Testing is the only accurate way of knowing your HIV status. If you had unprotected sex (no condom was used) then it is very important that you get tested.

Most people that newly acquire HIV will have detectable antibodies around 21-25 days post-exposure. To be safe, it is recommended to have a test done after 3 months to ensure antibodies are present and detectable. An HIV test test after 3 months is considered conclusive, unless one of the following 4 conditions apply to you:

1) If you are being treated for cancer


2) if you are being treated for Hepatitis C


3) If you are taking PEP treatment for HIV


4) If you have other immunodeficiency diseases


As long as these 4 conditions don't apply to you, then your test at 3 months is conclusive.


All the best,

Ali

AIDS Vancouver Helpline

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