Jun 7, 2001
With so many questions from the worried well regarding these rare strains of HIV, is there anything someone might say to you that could suggest some rare form of this to you? How do they find out about this? Is it because they have a detectable vl and won't test positive after a while, or the converse they test positive but no vl? What are the indications?
Response from Dr. Holodniy
The worried well all believe they have HIV infection despite all negative tests on HIV antibody, viral load or PCR DNA tests, and because they have symptoms which resemble HIV symptoms, they are the one person who has a strain that is not detectable by conventional technology. I am still waiting for that one documented case to be presented.
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