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Symptoms but still antibody negative...
Mar 25, 2009

Hi Dr. Bob...

I wrote to you about 2 weeks ago in regards to my HIV exposure from my EX boyfriend.

I have been having symtom after crazy symptom..

1. swollen tongue with white film 2. sinus cysts (which i have to have surgery to remove) 3. weird re-occuring rashes 4 bad face complexion, which I NEVER had issues in the past 5. a few cancer sore on my tongue within the past 4- 5 months

My testing is as follows - 3, 5, 8 and 11.5 months after my last unprotected sex with him ALL tests were NEGATIVE...

Dr. Bob, why do you think i have these symptoms , especially if i've tested negative so many times??!

Do you reccomend a PCR DNA test, just in case i may not be producing antibodies?

Please, please help...

I have donated to your charity! :)

Response from Dr. Frascino

Hi,

Why do I think you have these symptoms if you've tested HIV negative so many times out to 11.5 months? That's an easy one! The answer is simply that your symptoms are not caused by HIV. With such overwhelming and irrefutable evidence that you are not infected with HIV why are you still fixated on the possibility that you are? As Mr. Spock in the old Star Trek series would say, "That is not logical." I can't diagnose the cause of your various symptoms over the Internet, but what I can do with great certainty is advise you that the cause is not HIV! No way. No how. No additional HIV testing is warranted.

I would suggest you follow up with your general medical doctor for evaluation of any ongoing symptoms. And remember, HIV is not your problem, OK?

Thanks for your donation to the Robert James Frascino AIDS Foundation (www.concertedeffort.org).

Be well. Stay well. Stop worrying about an HIV infection you could not possibly have!

Dr. Bob



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