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Dec 28, 2010

dear dr, i have written to you before with my reports.As 7 month before i had done my tests they were CD4 730 CD4% 27.45 viral load undetectable this was 4 months after expouser and now 8 months after my first test havent done my PVL but my CD 4 1100 CD4% 26.60.

do you think it is possible of me to have HIV with these reports i have done my hiv test only once 2 months after expouser. And as above report My pvl was undetectable 4 months after expouser. So how do u view my reports m i strong enough. Can i have some other infection but my ESR is also with in normal limits. does hiv infected person have high ESR too.

i will be very thankful if you could advise me.

Response from Dr. McGowan

Thanks for the follow-up.

No these results are not indicative of HIV infection. Having an undtectable viral load 4 months after exposure and negative antibodies at 2 months would be enough to rule it out.

The ESR can be up with HIV infection, but it is not specific, that is there are many many other conditions that can cause this. You should discuss with your doctor and have a complete physical to check on your health status.

Best, Joe



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