conditions which warrant further testing?
Aug 26, 2001
A person recently asked when testing beyond 6 months is required and you said there were basically two reasons for this: 1) recurrent exposures, and 2) if medical conditions existed which warranted further testing. My question to you is what would these medical conditions be? If it were your patient what conditions would prompt you to continue testing past the 6 month window period, or to order more specialized testing?
This is troublesome because so many people write in complaining of symptoms despite a negative ELISA at 6 months. (ie dry skin, dry mouth, dry eyes, joint pain, white tongue, floaters, yeast infections, rashes, you name it...) However in the majority of your responses you tell them to move on because they are non-specific symptoms. What constitutes a specific symptom or one that would warrant further testing? Thanks!
Response from Dr. Holodniy
As stated in another response, I will not get into this. If people are having symptomatology suggestive of HIV infection, then they need to see their physician.
Get Email Notifications When This Forum Updates or Subscribe With RSS
- Dry Cough After Sex With Stripper Condom Broke Worried I Have HIV
- Flu Symptoms After Open Mouth Kissing Worried I Have HIV
- Painful Urination After Insertive Anal Sex Without Condom Does It Mean I Have HIV
- Can Selenium Sulfide Help With Flat Warts Hpv?
- What Does It Mean When You Are Exposed To A Std?
- Can You Catch Anything From Swallowing Menstrual Blood?
This forum is designed for educational purposes only, and experts are not rendering medical, mental health, legal or other professional advice or services. If you have or suspect you may have a medical, mental health, legal or other problem that requires advice, consult your own caregiver, attorney or other qualified professional.
Experts appearing on this page are independent and are solely responsible for editing and fact-checking their material. Neither TheBody.com nor any advertiser is the publisher or speaker of posted visitors' questions or the experts' material.