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hi everybody.I have a question.I'm a 27 white male and On 11 november 2006 I had unprotected sex with a black girl whom I didn't knew before, in South Carolina.The fact is that around January 15 I started to cough really bad, i had a little bit of fever for 5-6 days and I started to freak out about HIV infection.I went and got tested at 70 days(10 weeks) with an ELISA test and it was negative.After that,I started to feel even worse, headaches, sore throat and muscles,limf nodes swollen.I went back and got tested at 98 days(14 weeks)again with ELISA ang again negative.Tha fact is that both test were done in Romania,were I'm currently working, and I don't know what generation they are.I'm still not good,(my limf nodes are still swollen and i have tinglings in my arms and sore arms & muscles).Do you think I should get tested again?Thanks so much for answering...
First of all, it would have been highly unlikely that you would have experienced acute HIV symptoms two months post exposure, ARS, if it happens at all, happens around 2-4 weeks after infection.
Furthermore your 98 day test is as good as gold. It's unlikely that Romania are using anything less than the most recent technology; it's counter productive as new tests are just as cheap as old ones, and furthermore, third generation tests have been round since 1997.
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