Posted by: Ola | 2018/01/10


Seroconversion illness

Hello doctor. I recently had an unprotected sex with a partner whose HIV status is currently negative. But about 3 months back she told me she had an unprotected encounter with another guy. Well exactly 4 weeks after my encounter with her. I came down with flu I don't think I have ever had in my life which was accompanied with sore throat (swollen tonsils) malaise, night sweats, fever and generally not feeling well. At first I didn't put so much concern to it since my partner and I tested negative . So I managed to visit the Doctor Who ordered a full blood count test and my results showed atypical lymphocytes value and a very high white blood cell count. About 26 days to my exposure I had an 4th generation HIV test which was negative , followed by 30days and 8 weeks antibody test which was negative and my partner. Too was negative . After the whole episode of not feeling well I noticed my lymph nodes were swollen in my groin and I have already been tested for all stds including hepatitis b and c. I'm practically going to test after 90 days for a conclusive test. But Relating all the symptoms I had and also the atypical lymphocytes value gives me a lot to worry about .i would like to know if the window period for the type-2 HIV is abit longer? And also my partner last test was about 16 weeks to her previous exposure before mine. I would appreciate if you can help me identify my worries and provide me with suitable answers .regards

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- 2018/02/21

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