How early should treatment for HIV be started?
Within 8 weeks HIV not manifest like this
Welcome to HCM.
Thanks for posting your query.
First of all, don't be too tense. Nothing is so serious as you think. Even if you have HIV, HIV is a well manageable disease. One can live comfortably with regular medicines without much problem just like anyone who has no HIV. How long you have HIV? By what test you had confirmed HIV. As soon as possible you have to undergo HIV viral load and CD4 Count, percentage and CD4:CD8 Ratio. Then your physician will start ART which you have to continue without any break for life long. That ensures you a long and healthy life.
Singles would be always painful or burning with blisters. If it is not so we have to review the diagnosis once again. It can be treated with appropriate anti-viral drugs like Acyclovir in adequate dosage. White patch , lymph node swelling are not necessarily indicates HIV.
Just within 8 weeks such symptoms due to HIV can not be expected. Oral thrush and Shingles in HIV will be a sequence after the considerable amount of decrease in CD4 count which may take not less than 5 years.
So nothing to worry and you can meet your doctor after 3 weeks. Nothing will happen.
Symptoms not specific for HIV,Testing clear doubts
So far you had tested for HIV, saying that I am having HIV!. It is not at all correct. Nothing of your symptoms are very specific to HIV. All information gathered from websites need not be true and authenticated. When you are going to meet the physician after another 2- 3 weeks, you would have crossed 12 weeks after this high risk exposure. The rapid or ELISA HIV test done at that time would rule out all your doubts regarding HIV and you will get relieved by your mental tension. Just relax. Just within another 2-3 weeks you will be cleared.
Do't get panicky by imagining odd things.