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can u tell me what i have
Oct 12, 2001

Hi Doc I had a risky exposure dec2000 in thailand with a prostitute used condom but slipped unfortunatly.I took 7 hiv antibody tests latest on 20 september all results negative.also had CBC results are WBC 9000 rbc 5.15 lympocites 33 .My problems are still not over and growing.Recently i got a ultasound and CT Scan of my neck which shows one .33x.88 cm lymphnode on rightside neck and several multiple nodes both sides of neck i have occasional pain both sides.besides i am also experiencing symptoms of neuropathy persistant tingling and light pain in my lower feet sleeping problems , white coated tounge,palpitations and fatigue.my all results shows normal but i get tired very easily.I have consulted several doctors but waste of money.i feel totally desperate where to go now .I think myself one of unlucky (+) who didn't turn up on antibody test. PLEASE HELP ME CH

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello CH,

Can I tell you what you've got? Well, I can tell you what you don't have. You don't have HIV. Your symptoms and lab work are not consistent with that diagnosis, especially with 7 negative HIV tests. So, what do you have? I'd bet anxiety, stress, and guilt are the causes of most of your symptoms. My recommendations: 1) find a counselor or psychiatrist who will help you get over these irrational fears and 2) use a smaller sized condom next time.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob


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