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I am going throuh the toughest time of my life due to an unfortunate risky potential exposure I had. I would greatly appreciate if a hiv treatment expert answers this question. 6 days after the incident I had fever, lymph nodes, sore throat and wet cough. All except cough went away in 3-4 days. I saw a doctor for cough - it went away in another 5-6 days after I had ascoril syrup and monocef 200 tab. On 20th day i experienced a dull burning feeling on left side of my groin (maybe slightly above testacle). This very dull burning feeling spread to my whole groin, testacle and later to the lower thighs , inner thighs of both legs. From 22nd day I experienced knee pain as well. By 24th day groin pain decreased , left leg thigh pain decreased. Now on 31st day I have slight pain on my crouch. My right leg is still paining - a numb burning feeling from crouch to toe . What's wrong with me?. Also on 64 days of exposure I did hiv fourth generation test and it came back negative the following day , I did additional test at 74 days it came back negative using the fourth generation Elisa test is mine result conclusive

Hi, and thanks for writing in with your question


The window period (time between when a person comes in contact with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) and when the STI will show up on a test) for HIV is 3 months. If you have had a negative HIV antibody test 3 months or more after the encounter, this means that you do not have HIV.


I cannot diagnose what is going on with you over the internet. You will need to see a doctor in person for further assessment if you are worried about continued symptoms. What I can tell you is that none of the symptoms that you have described are symptoms specific to an HIV infection.


Let us know if this does not answer your question or if you have any more questions or concerns.
Health Nurse

This answer was posted on August 26, 2019

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