|scared to take the final step (rude guy)
Sep 10, 2007
Well, three months after exposure, symptoms (white coated tongue, sore throat, fever, fatigue, rash, swollen nodes, diarrhoea) have subsided (except for the swollen nodes and minor itches) But am still scared to get tested. Checked my weight today have lost 4 kgs in three months for no reason (that's about 6% weight loss) :(( Makes me even more scared to get tested :(((( Can a regular blood test done for general check-up detect hiv?
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Hello Rude Guy,
A regular blood test will not detect HIV. Your weight loss is most likely due to stress and your irrational HIV fears. It's time to stop being such a whinny wuss, grow a set and get tested. Stop procrastinating. Just do it. (You'll be glad you did.)
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