Thank you for your post. I am going to answer your question, instead of my colleague, Dr Cummings.
Acute sero-conversion symptoms are non-specific and they can be symptoms of hundreds of other conditions. However the majority of people who are sero-converting suffer quite severe symptoms for a few days, severe sore throat with a high fever, with malaise.
Regarding your sexual encounter, the fact that you used a condom makes it compeltely safe and completely risk free in regards of HIV infection, provided the condom remained in place and did not brake. Therefore I do not believe that your symptoms have anything to do with HIV. Besides even they are non-specific symptoms, they seem to be far too mild to be related to acute HIV seroconversion.
A related discussion, HIV symptoms was started.
pl on behalf of readers, please could you answer this question. DOES THE P24 PART OF THE DUO TEST ALSOTAKE HIV 2 INTO ACCOUNT AS WELL? I DO KNOW THAT THE ANTIBODY PART OF THE DUO DOES, BUT WHAT ABOUT THE P24 ANTIGEN... IS P24 ALSO PRESENT IN HIV2 ?
All the tests that include the p24 antigen in addition to the antibodies are considered to be 4th generation tests and are fully conclusive afer 4 weeks following the exposure.
Dr Jose, one follow-up question, if that is permitted. If a clinic is offering a combined antibody/antigen test can I assume that it is conclusive at 28 days? Or do I need to ask whether it is specifically the 4th gen/P24? I would prefer to come to your clinic, of course, but it is unfortunately not possible. Many thanks.