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possible infection after eight months
Aug 30, 2006

dr bob ,please help!Im testing negative after eight months but have extreme red eyes in morning ,cotton wool spots,weight loss and general feeling of illness.I took hiv test every month since possible exposure.Im wondering what my next move is.A visit to the opthamologist? Please give some advice.Thanks so much,Worried in Pa.

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello Worried in Pa.,

"Cotton wool spots???" How amazing that you've managed to self-diagnose yourself with cotton wool spots, considering it takes considerable training and skill, not to mention an ophthalmoscope, to visualize these retinal lesions!

I don't know what your potential HIV risk was, but it really doesn't matter because your repetitive and excessive HIV tests are definitive and conclusive. You are HIV negative.

My advice:

1. Stop HIV testing.

2. Stop chasing and worrying about a disease you could not possibly have (HIV).

3. If you are having red eyes and feeling ill, see your general medicine doctor for a checkup.

Remember HIV is not your problem. No way. No how.

Dr. Bob



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