Jun 1, 2001
I've asked you several questions over the last few months. I recently posted a question "Should this be final closure". I told you I was antibody negative 21` weeks and had the chiron bdna <50 copies at 22 weeks. You said "sufficient time and testing". I'm still not comfortable because I still experience swollen glands in my neck and near my elbows along with sore throat on and off for about 2.5 months, I had strange spots on my skin, looks kinda like a heat rash, mostly on my arms and goes away after about an hour. I also had what appeared as thrush about a month ago. I have purplish colored places under my eyes which looks like I'm very tired, maybe just from so much stress. Anyway, I'm wondering if I were your patient would you do anymore hiv testing or would you look for other causes? Would you suspect a possible rare strain that is not detected on the standard screenings? Also, I think my doctor should have ordered the Qualititive test instead of the Quantative, what do you think? Is the quantative test I mentioned above as good as the qualitive? Could someone still be infected, have a less than 50 viral load and negative antibody at this late after exposure? Your answers are sooo greatly appreciated. I'm sorry for all of the questions. PLEASE HELP.....
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
No, NO, and NO.
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