|I need your wise counsel Dr.
Feb 18, 2008
Greetings Dr. Robert. I am a 22 year old male. Aproximately about 3 1/2 years ago I recieved unprotected oral sex and I gave protected anal sex to a person who I am pretty much sure is Hiv positive, exactly 8 months after that exposure I tested for varios std's including Hiv(Elisa)luckily I was all negative and non reactive. However about a month after that in april 2005 I went on a cruise with the family and did something stupid, I was given a short intercourse of unprotected oral sex by an unknown female. Almost two years passed and my anxieties got the best of me I became a bit obssesed with being Hiv positive and decided to test Hiv again this time by (rDNA) Elisa, ABBOT (whatever that means, that was written in my results page) I was lucky again and tested negative. I have never had unprotected genital sex in my life only the two unprotected orals I mentioned earlier, still I am a greatly depressed because I am suffering from some sort of facial lipoatrophy on the area beneath my right eye I have lost fat in that area and people are beggining to notice it :( I am worried sick because that is one of the main physical marks of Hiv due to metabolic changes. I have to mark that my loss of facial fat is quite odd because it is only happening in one specific area of the face (in my upper cheek benath the right eye), I dont know if it was caused my a wound I was given during my preadolesence or by lipoatrophy, sitll the loss of fat is visible and only in that area of the face. Please doctor I need your counsel whether I should test again for Hiv or look for help elsewhere. I apreciate your time for answering. Be well.
| Response from Dr. Frascino
Your isolated symptom, "some sort of facial lipoatrophy on the area beneath my right eye," is not HIV related. Why? Because you are not HIV infected. Period!
Stop perseverating on an illness you could not possibly have. If you're concerned about a facial deformity, see a dermatologist or plastic surgeon for an evaluation.
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