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Joint Pains, HIV and Arthritis

Mar 9, 1999

Hi Doctor About 3 months ago I had a bad nick from a barber while getting shaved and there was a little bleeding. After that I have had joint pains in my wrist, knuckle and chest and small mouth ulcers and an eruption on my inner cheeks. I have also got a heaviness and constriction in my sinus. I am arthritic since about 15 years and I took tenoxican and alphintine for the joint pains. I have taken an elisa test at 2 months and 3 months and they were both negative. So do I need testing again or are these symptoms connected to my arthritis and the pain medication.

Response from Dr. Holodniy

Given the negative test at 2 and 3 months after exposure, HIV infection is extremely unlikely to becausing your symptoms. Your underlying disease process or meds are a better bet. MH

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Joint Pains, pharyngitis, joint pains

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