Jul 18, 2002
Dear Dr. Ryan,
Many thanks for reading my question, and perhaps apologies for asking what may seem a silly question in light of CDC advice.
Basically I tested negative at nearly 7months post exposure. Happy days!!! However, I then began to suffer nausea on and off for several weeks and also noticed a rash appear on my arm (it disappeared within a few hours).
Having less than no medical knowledge I have now become convinced that I need to retest. In your experience would this consitute grounds for retesting?
Concerned and confused
| Response from Mr. Kull
Based on your test, you are not infected with HIV. Don't rely on yourself for making medical diagnoses; rely on your doctor.
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