|No response for my previous question? please resond or i am gonna die
Nov 8, 2006
i am a heterosexual who had sex with indian sex worker in the month of may with not full covered condom. I got tested after 5 weeks which was negative but the doctor asled me to wait till 3 months for conclusive result. After 2 months symptoms started like muscle aches, skin rash, nausea, fatigue, itching and loss of appetite. i got tested after 4 moths and 5.5 months which was negative. i am still having symptoms and every can see my ribs out. i am very much worried about it. my tests were Antigen 1 for hiv 1 and antibody test for hiv 1 & 2. i am worried that i dont have enough antibodies to detect. i read in internet that in some rare cases it takes more than one year to generate enough antibodies.Do i need to take another test...All my tests are done in australia...i am sure i will send my contribution to your organisation..sorry for my poor english...Eagerly waiting for your reply...
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your repeatedly negative HIV tests out to 5.5 months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem. No way. No how. I cannot diagnose the cause of symptoms over the Internet; however, I can with great certainty advise you what is not causing them: it's not HIV!
You are not a "rare case;" rather, you are a very common case of someone who has irrational HIV fears and unwarranted worries leading to anxiety. My advice is simple:
1. Stop chasing (and fearing) a disease that you could not possibly have.
2. Get counseling to help you confront your irrational fears and cope with your anxiety.
3. Yell WOO-HOO and realize you dodged the HIV bullet.
4. Make sure all future sex-capades are "fully covered!"
Thanks for your donation (www.concertedeffort.org).
Stay safe. Stay well.
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