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Worry, Worry more, Worry-est!
Mar 28, 2004

Dr. Bob, You are the best! Thanks for all you do! I'm incredibly worried as I've read late seroconversion can occur if someone has auto-immune problems. I don't consider myself as auto-immune deficient. I've never had significant illness in my life. However, having had an eye doctor diagnose a possible thyroid problem leading to a bit of slight eyelid retraction, I'm now questioning my HIV results. He claimed the thyroid can become overly active due to auto- immune response. Considering I've had a slightly swollen lymph node in my neck for three months, do you consider my 12+ and 19+ negative results as less than definitive?? Thank you for your opinion!

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello again,

I have not changed my opinion on your negative status. Even if your thyroid problem is related to an autoimmune problem, it would not affect your HIV antibody test results.

Dr. Bob



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