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Sick of feeling sick
Nov 20, 2004

Dr. Bob, I beg of you, Please, Please answer my question!! I performed oral sex on a man 14 months ago. Had testing done for gonoreah,syphillis, clamydia, hep A,B,C, herpes 1&2, all negative. Also had 7 elisa tests,2months,3months,7months,11months,12 months, and 2 at 13months.I also had a pcr dna test at 13 months. My problem is that at 11 months I started having swollen lymph nodes in my neck and it felt like it was tight like rubber bands inside. Then lypmh nodes started swelling everywhere. I also have a feeling of either ice water running through my arms and legs to knees or a burning sensation. Also,feels somewhat hard under skin and sometimes hurts. Seems to run along lymph node pathsAlso, pain at shoulder blades. Sometimes hurts so bad I can't sleep. I have not had night sweats, but have lost 4 lbs. This has been going on for two months now. Doctor has no answers, do have an abmormal mass on liver. Please help, could this be hiv, even with all my tests? Two of the elisa's where hiv 1& 2. Everyone says to rely on the results but I can't with all these syptoms. I feel like I am dying inside. I can't give you my e-mail address because I am writing this at the library. Please, are these sypmtoms of hiv or something else? I really need your help. Thank you, Sick of feeling sick.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

I cannot diagnose your condition over the Internet, but I can tell you what you don't have. You don't have HIV disease. Multiple negative ELISA tests out to 12 months and two negative PCR tests out to 13 months are absolutely definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem! If an abnormal mass was found in your liver, this should be further evaluated. One thing for certain, you should stop worrying about and chasing after a disease you could not possible have.

Good luck.

Dr. Bob



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