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Chronic Sickness(HIV?)
Dec 23, 2002

Doctor, since my intial, severe ARS symptoms(specualation from the Emergency room Doctor)and after the exposure, it has been 1 year now. I have had ongoing("chronic-like")sickness. I feel sick for a while and then I will have a few good feeling days. When I feel bad, I have "flu-like" sickness(sore throat, armpit pain, headaches, nausea, dizziness, body numbness, body ache, pain all over, and just on again off again flu feeling). If I have the HIV Virus would it affect me a 1 year into it? Your previous answer post scares me because I have tested negative on an Hiv antibody(1&2) test after 6 months but have ongoing sickness that will not go completley away and that match what Hiv looks like. Please respond to me, I need an answer because with this ongoing I do not want to find out later that I have had Hiv this whole time and not have started on antiviral med's. I cry alot and I know something feels wrong with my body. I did have a DNA PCR test at about 20 to 26 days past exposure(I took the test right before I got so severely sick)and it was negative. My antibody test(for 1&2) was just a week or so ago at about 11 & 1/2 months past exposure. Do I matter? Please answer!!!

Response from Mr. Kull

Negative antibody screenings for HIV are accurate three or more months after exposure. A negative result 11 months after exposure is as exact as you can get.

Your test results signify that your symptoms are related to something else. Talk with your doctor.

RMK



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