The tests that we use to screen for HIV have a window period of 4 - 6 weeks. This means that within 4 - 6 weeks of infection the test will come back positive. The cut-off in South Africa is 12 weeks. If you are negative 12 weeks post-exposure we are satisfied that you are HIV negative
I do not think that your symptoms are related to HIV infection. Do go and see your doctor or nurse clinician
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