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Apr 11, 2002

Hello there,

I had an exposure about 9 months ago. I had the classical sympyoms of ARS after two weeks of exposure. There was a very very mild fever lasting 14 days. I manifested a non-pruritic, macular rash on my arms that went away in 4 hours. That time I had no swollen nodes..etc

When the doctor saw this he said only serious infections cause these kind of rashes. Is it true that I have hiv or a disease like hiv.Please comment..I had a negative elisa at 9 months.

Response from Dr. Frascino


I think either you misunderstood what your doctor was saying or you need a new doctor. Very mild fever and a non-pruritic rash that disappears in 4 hours are usually not associated with serious infections!

Your HIV test 9 months after exposure is negative, so you definitely do not have HIV. You also do not have any other "serious infection" as a result of the transient, very mild symptoms you describe. Clear up this misunderstanding with your doctor or clear out of that doctor's office for good!

Stay well.

Dr. Bob

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