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6 months later
An_244768 posted:
I posted about 6 months ago, freaking out about a blackout encounter I had with a male (I am a male) and I wasn't sure what happened during this encounter. I got a rapid test at the 25 day mark and was negative which I was told is a very good indicator (95%) 6 months later I came down with a fever that I could not get rid of and went to the doctor which told me I had an infection in my sinuses and my throat... I have been on high dosages of antibiotics for 4 days and the fevers stopped day one but my lymph nodes in my neck are still enlarged. Is it possible for the symptoms to come on 6 months later? I am going for my 6 month test but this has got me worried.
Thanks in advance
Nieciedo responded:
Acute Retroviral Syndrome, the body's initial response to HIV infection, begins 2 to 6 weeks after infection, lasts about a week or two, then goes away.

Your current symptoms therefore have no connection whatsoever to whatever did (or did not) happen during this blackout episode.

d4101 replied to Nieciedo's response:
Just had a oraqucik at over 6 months and was negative. Thank you for everything.

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