Hoping someone out there might have some idea about the following case.
Approximately a year ago, I had a high-risk exposure in the developing world to HIV. I was immediately placed on post-exposure prophylaxis consisting of TDF+3TC+LPV/r . Since that time, I have received multiple HIV tests at 4 months, 5 months, and 7 months after exposure. All have turned up negative.
Approximately 3 months after exposure, I developed a very strange illness primarily consisting of burning sensations and aches in my muscles, lymphodenopathy, nausea, fatigue, and weakness. It seemed to have initially been triggered by a stomach infection. This illness lasted around 6 weeks then disappeared. Similar symptoms recurred 7-8 months after exposure, again simultaneous with another illness lasting 1 week, and again recently at 12 months after exposure alongside another illness lasting 2 weeks.
I realize that, unless I'm an extremely rare case, I'm HIV-, but these symptoms are still worrying. My guess is that they might indicate a nascent auto-immune disorder triggered by the PEP. Has anyone seen or heard of such a case? Any ideas?
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