|Dr. Bob - Here's a Lay-up Question
Jun 16, 2003
I had a needlestick exposure 13+ weeks ago. Starting at 5 days, I had many ARS "symptoms" including low-grade fever (i know ARS fever is usually high), severe day/night sweating, rash, diarrhea, lumps in mouth (i thought swollen salivary glands), lymphnode pain/tightness, pain in left rib-cage and many others. I have now tested negative or undetectable on ELISA's at 22 days, 6 weeks and 13 weeks and on a RNA PCR (ultrasensitive) at 4 weeks and a DNA PCR at 6 weeks. Can I get the big-time official Dr. Bob Woo-Hoo??? And, to all the worried wells: As you can see, I had every symptom in the book and was 100 sure I was positive. Stress can and does cause all of these things. The docs can't find a thing wrong with me except stress and anxiety. I've started therapy and it's helping. So, Dr. Bob - give it to me (if you would be so kind)!
| Response from Dr. Frascino
"Dr. Bob Give it to me?" Gosh, you guys are getting more and more direct every day!
OK, here it comes . . . "YOURE NEGATIVE!" WOO-HOO!
Hope it was good for you, too. No, you should not now smoke a cigarette.
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