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
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.
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