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High Risk Exposure - Please answer
Apr 6, 2008

I had a high risk exposure 7 months ago and have had some persistent night sweats, rashes, and swollen lymph nodes in the groin and the person i was with just told me to get tested. I had 5 DNA PCR tests, 2 PCR RNA tests and a bDNA test and Elisa out to seven months but the night sweats continue to persists. Can i rule out HIV at this point?

thanks

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hello,

Dude, you could have ruled out HIV a number of tests ago. Exactly which part of "negative" are you having difficulty understanding? I can't diagnose the cause of your night sweats over the Internet, as there are many potential causes. However, I can with great certainty tell you what's not causing them: It's not HIV! No way. No how.

Your multiple (and highly excessive) HIV tests, including five DNA PCRs, two RNA PCRs, a bDNA test and ELISA tests out to seven months are definitive and conclusive. HIV is not your problem!

Dr. Bob



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