Re: Hiv Scare- Need Some Support
There are lots of viruses that can cause similar symptoms, particularly Epstein Barr Virus=mono, hepatitis virus, parovirus, and cytomegalovirus. Do you know if you were tested for those? Sometimes testing is done too soon and a false negative can occur, like in the early stage of mono. I'm sure the ID DR will get to the bottom of it, but I would really caution you not to jump to the worst case scenario. Were these encounters with protection? If so, that should give you some reassuance that it is something else. What is the timeline of events between the last encounter and first signs of illness? If the incubation period doesn't fit, that should be reassuring as well. I do hope you get good news from the Dr this week, and can sleep better knowing there are all kinds of other possibilities.