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May 11, 2013

Hello Doctor, I got diagnosed with HIV about 2 months ago and my CD4 count was 150 or thereabouts so I was started on treatment immediately. However, I do not know how I could have gotten infected because I have never had sex in my entire life. To make matters worse, I had had an HIV test done about 2-3 years ago and it was negative. The only other possible way I was exposed to the virus was when I had a yellow fever vaccination almost a year ago today. However, its difficult for me to accept that I got infected during my vaccination because it was performed at one of the best medical centers here in south Africa. I guess I would just like your opinion on whether I was misdiagnosed and whether I should have another set of HIV tests done.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

You don't provide any of the test results or information about how you were diagnosed. But given that your CD4 count was 150 and your physicians started HIV treatment, the diagnosis is likely correct.

doctor says my cells wont let it progress
I stopped my HIV meds 3 months ago & I'm still undetectable and CD4 counts in 600

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