What causes sore throat and penile ulcer followed by flu like symptoms?
Probable chances of syphilis
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I understand your concern.The symptoms you described could be due to Syphilis.It is caused by a bacteria called Treponema pallidum.This is a treatable disease with proper dose of antibiotics and it is a sexually transmitted disease.
If I were your doctor ,I would have confirm it with blood tests such as VDRL or FTA-ABS.Please reach a nearest doctor and rule out this disease.If not treated this can lead to serious consequences.
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I would definitely ask you to go through only syphilis confirmatory test,because screening test is not confirmatory.If you rule out this disease,then you should go for Fine needle aspiration for your lymph nodes to come to a diagnosis.
So ,go ahead and get a confirmatory test for syphilis done.
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HIV seroconversion generally takes 3 - 4 weeks but late seroconversion has been described with a small minority of patients taking months to seroconvert.
The 4th generation HIV ELISA which also tests for the presence of the P24 antigen, can be done at about 21 days after exposure.It is unlikely that an ELISA would be negative in an infected individual , unless the tests were done too early in the course of disease.
If there are doubts request a HIV diagnostic PCR which detects antigen, not antibody after 12 months is over. I understand your anxiety but worrying about it unduly will not solve it but a cool and calculating mind would definitely do so.
It is extremely rare for an HIV-infected person not to develop antibodies by 3 months after a potential exposure.
STD panel just consists a screening test for syphilis whihc is definitely not confirmatory.Please go for FTA-ABS for it.
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Do one more test just when 12 months are over from the time of sex. Once that is confirmed negative, there is no chance of you getting HIV.
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No sir! a strong immune system of a person like you always shows up with prompt seroconversion.
Very few around 2-4 person did not have seroconversion since long because of very low immune system.These are people on chemotherapy for cancer, anti-rejection drugs following organ transplant, or those who have been injecting street drugs, every day,for years. I trust you don't fall into any of those catagories.
So the late cause of seroconversion can be very very low immune system which in your case,you yourself ruled out.
You seem to have an anxiety problem due to this.I would advice you to visit a psychiatrist meanwhile.
Hope this helps.
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