May 5, 2010
I was diagnosed anaemic in 2005 but suspect i have been for the most part of my life. I am 19 and recently been given an HIV diagnosis on my first ever HIV test. Never had any symptoms before linked to HIV and am not in the high risk group. Is there a possibility that i have low CD4 count due to being anaemic?
Response from Dr. Frascino
Regarding your recent HIV diagnosis, if you've had no HIV exposure risk, your test could be a false positive. You should have the test (and a confirmatory Western Blot if the screening test is positive) repeated without delay.
Good luck. I'm here if you need me. Write back with your results.
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