help with long term testing
Dec 26, 2006
Dr.Bob, I had a sex encounter and became ill the very next week, with symptoms including weight loss coated tongue and body ache. The problems still exsist today 10 months later. I've been proactive with my testing. 2 DNR PCR at 12 weeks and 8 months after possible exposure. 2 RNA PCR at 4 weeks and 9 months after exposure and bi monthly hiv test by blood draw for hiv 1 and 2. All of which have come back non reactive, not detected or less than 50. I'm concerned because of the prolong symptoms of which my Doctors have no answers. What should I do. I'm sure that its viral in nature. Please advise. Thanks.
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your multiple negative HIV tests are definitive, conclusive and highly excessive. What part of "HIV negative" don't you understand? HIV is not your problem. No way. No how!
My advice is simple:
1. Stop wasting time, money, blood and testing resources chasing a disease you could not possibly have. Stop testing!
2. Get psychological or psychiatric help to confront your completely irrational HIV fears. If your doctors cannot find a physiological cause of your symptoms, you should be evaluated for a psychosomatic cause. Continuing to test will not help solve your problem. Get the help you need, not more tests that you don't.
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