My condom broke on 2/17. I started pep (truvada and issentress) 68 hours later (I know it's late).
On 3/13, the third week of PEP, I had a fever for 2 days with no mucous. I also had various symptoms pop up like fatigue, diahrrea, sore throat, slight cough, headache, slight joint aches for 4 days around the time of the fever. I thought I was seroconverting or some of it was caused by the PEP. But PEP doesn't cause fever. I also got blood work done by the emergency room, and compared the results to my visit to get the PEP on 2/20. My lymphocyte levels dropped dramatically (12%). I've read various articles that say low lymphocyte levels without a change in anything else on your blood test is a potential sign of a viral infection, flu, or HIV. I'm so scared. I'm usually someone that gets sick rarely.
on 3/15, 26 days after exposure (23 days since beginning PEP, but still on PEP), I was negative using a fourth generation rapid test.
On 3/21 I finished PEP. On 3/25 I tested negative for a second generation rapid blood test.
From 3/28 to 4/2 I had a slight headache everyday.
on 4/15, I started getting a fever again. This time it lasted a whole week, with no mucous again. This is 25 days after PEP ended. I thought I was seroconverting after PEP. I had a lost of appetite some days, and it felt the same as last month's illness but less severe. However, the fever lasted for a whole week this time instead of 2 days, but it was a mild fever.
4/22, 32 days after PEP ended, I took an at home oraquick test and it was negative. I also took the second generation blood finger prick test again and it was negative.
5/5, 6 weeks and 3 days (45 days) after PEP ended, I took an at home oraquick test again and it was negative.
5/18, 8 weeks, 2 days after PEP (58 days after PEP), I tested negative on Oraquick again.
5/20, 8 weeks, 4 days after PEP (58 days after PEP), I tested negative on second generation rapid test again. How conclusive is this result?