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Nov 24, 2007

Dear Dr. : My last three mails went with no response.Please not skip this any more1

My exposure happened 22 months ago. Just 2 days after that , I was wrongly diagnosed as one of STDs in local hospital here in my country and was subject to 5 days¡ high-dose Interferon Treatment, probably the Interferon- Beta. For the following 22 months, I have been undergoing HIV antibody tests. My 18 times HIV 1-2 antibody tests come back with 18 times¡ negative results. The last negative happened in the 22nd month from my exposure. Still, among the 18 times¡ test, there was a Western Blot negative happened in the 3rd month. These tests however did not ease my symptoms and anxiety at all. Now, I do need your help. Please tell me: Did my 5 days¡ high-dose Interferon Treatment make impact on my antibody Tests and render them false? Should I take a PCR or something else? Looking forward to your prompt answer, for I am on the verge of breakdown. Best Regards Yours Sincerely

Response from Dr. Young

Dear Yours Sincerely (and our readers),

We simply don't answer questions on this forum about risky exposures and testing thereafter. This is a forum that is dedicated to helping those who have HIV and have questions about their medication options.


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