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please have mercy, do i need pcr?
Apr 26, 2004

Dr. Dave,

Please have mercy. Do you think i need a dna pcr test? i have had a negative hiv type 1 antibody test at 3 months. It is now 7 months. I have some sort of wasting on the face! Must i get a dna pcr? My doctor didnt want to order even the simple hiv test? What should I do?

Thank you for your mercy! Scared Daniel.

Response from Dr. Wohl

This site contains much info that can be of great use to you. Please read the posts and articles on this site carefully. You will learn that facial fat wasting is not something that occurs with acute HIV infection and is clearly linked to certain HIV medication. You will also pick up that the antibody test if negative at 3 months is an excellent indicator of absence of HIV infection. You do not need a PCR. DW

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