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Jaundice and HIV?
Mar 1, 2000

Doctor I have tested negative for Hep A,B,C and E.I had protected sex which lasted less than two minutes with an escort service girl in the US on the 28th of Jan.Subsequently on the 7th of Feb I turned yellow and got myself tested for Hep A and E on the 9th and Hep B on the 17th.All tests were negative.

My question is can itching,swollen nodes (all of which I have) be the result of Jaundice or are these only symptoms of HIV? I tested negative for Hep B on the 17th that was when my Billirubin was 14.Do I need another test?

Please help as I think that I have all symptoms that you describe are normally of HIV (except that I have had no fevers etc.)

If all Hep tests are negative what could have caused the Jaundice?

Thank you .

All of us greatly appreciate the good work that you are doing.You don`t know how grateful we are!

Response from Dr. Feinberg

Itching and jaundice are signs of liver involvement and are not typical of HIV. Swollen nodes can be caused by many types of infections, including HIV and many others. Some of the testing you had for hepatitis was too soon and was incomplete. Other causes of jaundice and swollen nodes include common illnesses like infectious mononucleosis ("mono") and cytomegalovirus (CMV), both of which can be caught from intimate contact. If you regular physician is at a loss, see an infectious diseases specialist.


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