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Real Low CD4 Counts, HIV- (continued)

Aug 12, 1999

Dear Mark,

I just wrote you about having low CD4 counts (< 300) despite testing negative consistently for HIV (negative ELISA at 3.5 mths, negative DNA PCR at 6 wks); I just though of something ridiculous - the woman I had sex with (my only possible exposure) did not have HIV, at least at the time I went to see her doctor (1 month after exposure).

Since she had multiple sex partners, it's conceivable that one of them could have infected me.

Instead of wasting my time on more HIV antibody tests, I want to find out: what infection has symptoms of tingling in penis, painful/itchy bowel movements, and depressed T cell counts?

Thanks so much again for your help.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Sounds like you need to see a specialist.


Initially flat and then raised
Fever associated with HIV

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