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Jan 20, 2008

It has been 11 months since my last possible exposure(protected anal and unprotected oral i was the giver)at 4 months i did oraquick saliva and at 6 months i did fingerstick, 9 months did pcr rna (undectable) normal cd4 count and percentage and 11 months did elisa (bio rad hiv 1/ hiv2 plus 0) all hiv test negative , here is the catch, i was hospitalized last may for pancreatitis and they gave me antibiotics, when i was released had acute atrophic candidiasis, it took 2 months to go away, than i came down with a mild case of shingles 3 weeks later the tongues thing came back 2 week nystatin it went away, 2 months later it returned 2 more weeks nystatin, i have been very stressed, i suffer from extreeme dry mouth at nite. have i excluded hiv and should be looking at other things

Response from Dr. Frascino


Yep, you've more than excluded HIV with your multiple negative HIV tests using various assay techniques out to 11 months. Work closely with a good internist to evaluate your bout of pancreatitis and subsequent ailments, most of which may well be a consequence of the potent antibiotics used to treat your pancreatitis.

Dr. Bob

Doctor visit confusion
When is a test result definitive? (3 MONTHS VERSUS 6 MONTHS WINDOW PERIOD)

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