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HIV Carrier
Mar 24, 2004

Hi doc, when I was diagnosed hiv+ 6 years ago they did a test that is very expensive and tells us exactly what was going on. At the bottom of my results is BOLD it said patient is a carrier. What does this really mean to me? Please can you help me find out?

Response from Dr. Wohl

I don't know what this means. You are a 'carrier' of HIV in that you are infected with it and until there is a cure, in you it will be. Tests may have been done to look for other infections, such as hepatitis B and/or C. People can be carriers of these infections and a blood test can indicate if that is the case.

Ask your health care provider for a copy of the test and an explanation.


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