the anxiety is killing me...please reply
Nov 20, 2006
Hi Dr Bob, i much appreciate your time and councelling that you most dearly offer to all, my hiv test came back negative after 20 weeks of risk/exposure, very happy no doubt to hear,however i did have a viral infection, obviously which has caused my lymph nodes to swell, my doc says this is possibly due to gum disease, which i presently have, should i accept this negative result as a whowhoooo, or do i continue to be anxious about the viral infection being hiv related, no doubt i will take the whowhooo, and go have my gums treated, appreciate your time Dr Bob, thank you.
Response from Dr. Frascino
WHO-WHOOOO???? Sounds like an owl asking who is at the door.
Barring any extenuating circumstances, I would consider your 20-week negative HIV test to be definitive, conclusive and yes, WOO-HOOable!
Certainly gum disease or inflammation from any other cause could result in lymph node enlargement, as this is a completely nonspecific symptom. I see absolutely no reason to continue to be anxious about a disease (HIV) that has been definitively ruled out. You should be WOO-HOOing, not worrying, OK?
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