I had a possible exposure. My condom broke during the vaginal intercourse. It could be few minutes I was inside her with broken condom.
I started having ARS like symptoms after around 8 days. I had mild fever, fatigue but no rashes and no swollen lymph nodes. Those symptoms continued for around 15 days while I was taking medications for fever. Then there came 2 painful sores came in my nostrils. Doctor prescribed antibodies for them and they went away in 2 days.
23 days post exposure I got tested for hiv rna pcr through a local pathology lab. And the results came negative. I was relieved but 29 days post exposure a swollen lymph node appeared on left side of my neck. I went to the doctor and he advised ultrasound. Ultrasound report mentioned that I have multiple swollen lymph nodes on left side of my neck. The biggest one is 4.1cm in diameter. Lymph nodes are not at all painful.
Now lymph nodes are present for 9 days. And still size is increasing very slowly.
Now I am scared to death for the possibility of hiv. It's been 36 days post exposure. I know tests after 3 months are conclusive. But could you please help and tell me what is the possibility.
I read that false negatives are not common in rna pcr test.
Thanks in advance.
Could you please tell the average size of swollen lymph node during ARS.
And are those swollen lymph nodes present many places in the body or could be at only neck also?