ARS after 4 months of possible expouser

Originally Posted: 
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Question: 

Is it possible to have first hiv symptom after 4 months from possible expouser....how accurate hiv antibody test after 5 months ....symptomps what i got after 4 monts sore thorat and my lymph node swelled up at right side on my neck below chin and groin area right side ...no fever no nothing ....went to doctor when i said him about my sexual expouser will my ex girlfreind while having sex condom has been broked  he siad me that its not possible to have sysmptomps after 4 months hiv sympomts are very genric it will come after 2 to 6 weeks ...then he ask me to go for cbc and this my cbc result wbc 9.0, lymph # 2.5, mid# 0.6, Gran # 5.9, Lymph % 28.3, mid % 6.6 Gran % 65.1, RBc 5.61 , HGB 16.4, HCT 47.0, MCV 83.7, MCH 29.2, MCHC 34.9, RDW-CV 0.139, RDW-SD 46.8, PLT 293, MPV 7.9, PDW 15.2, PCT 2.31, P-LCC 56 AND P-LCR 19.1.

 

my ex also went for test  after 5 months and it was negaitive ..

 

Please guide me i am free from hiv or i need to go for further testing???

 

Answer: 

Hello and Thank You for Using the AIDS Vancouver Helpline as your source of HIV/AIDS related information.

First, it is great to hear that you are working with a medical professional to get to the bottom of the symptoms you are currently experiencing.  Your negative HIV antibody test after 5 months post exposure is considered conclusive for no current HIV infection. I do not recommend further testing at this time.

Having protected sex (even if the condom breaks!) is considered a low risk exposure, because there is still some type of barrier present.

Your doctor is correct in saying that HIV symptoms usually occur 2-6 weeks after an initial infection. Your symptoms at 4 months are unrelated to a current HIV infection.

It may be a good idea to take this time to get tested for other STI's if you haven't done so already. We recommend regular testing to everyone who is sexually active, for their safety and for that of their partners.

Take Care,

Elyse

AIDS Vancouver Helpline Volunteer

E-mail: helpline@aidsvancouver.org

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