4yrs ago I had sex with a man (don't know his hiv status) and after 6 1/2months I had warts.So I got tested for any STD including HIV at 7 months after exposure.the hiv test came back negative.during the 3 weeks while awaiting the test results I started feeling sick with fever, sore throat and swollen glands in the neck, felt tired all over for the next 5 weeks and took antibitotics which didn't help, but i still went to work and my fever used to be about 100. In the mean time the hiv test came back and it was negative.So I went to the doc to see what was causing the fever, soar throat, tiredness etc. he said it could be glandular fever and he conducted some blood tests.after 3weeks all tests came negative except one which was positive and the doc said it was from the virus.now my question is could hiv have appeared in the glandular fever results? now 4yrs passed and I've been sick for nearly 2months with something like tonsilitis which keeps returning after taking antibiotics.im worie
HIV/AIDS and glandular fever (mono, infective mononucleosis) are two completely different infective diseases. The only common thing for both diseases is that they are caused by viruses that attack the immune system. AIDS is caused by Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and mono is caused by Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). HIV attacks the T-lymphocytes and EBV attacks the B-lymphocytes. They also have certain similar symptoms like fever, swollen lymph glands, susceptibility to various infections, etc. But beside these few similarities they are completely different diseases. Mono is basically a self-limiting condition that ends with spontaneous recovery in most of the cases. In a very little percentage of infected the infection causes chronic fatigue syndrome, reoccurring infection or various rare types of tumors (Burkittâs lymphoma and pharyngeal carcinoma). On the other hand HIV/AIDS is a chronic infection that always ends with death.
Both diseases are diagnosed by detecting specific antibodies in the blood. If HIV appeared positive in the tests, another, more precise, control test would be done to confirm or exclude HIV-infection for sure.
You can request microbiological examination of a throat sample to identify the infective agent in the throat and to choose a proper antibiotic.
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