|Ai! Sorry to cause MORE concern.
May 25, 1999
It was I who wrote about 10 years + of negative ELISAs. I am 58 and it dosn't matter so much; been there, done that. I am now convinced that ELISAs are accurate enough to control the epidemic. Why I had false negatives I don't know but others shouldn't be too concerned. At first I was greatly concerned that ELISAs may not be good enough; I no longer feel that way. Being that I come from an isolated and rather inbred Northern Europe extraction and something called CCR5, an anchor site on some T-cells, may be my particular answer. I don't know. But. Don't be worried, just be careful. ELISAs have proved excellent so far. There are NO final answers. I used this forum to seek more information and not to cause alarm. Perhaps the Doc can tell me of a better venue to air my particular concerns. The FUO (fever of unknown origin) I mentioned was perhaps caused by diverticulitis or prostate infection. No doubt having occult AIDS didn't help me to heal, but I did heal from that and now I can live a fairly normal life with the help of Clinical Trials and (gag) medicines. Having been a slut puppy and a risk taker in my early life I didn't expect to last this long. Now I pay my dues. Kismet. I will continue to seek answers for this question; but I will, in the future, be more careful about broadcasting my concerns in such a public arena. Like I said, "don't worry." But don't be complacent, either.
| Response from Dr. Holodniy
Thanks for coming back and telling the story. MH
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