Crohn's Disease extend window? Need a Wooo Hooo
Aug 23, 2009
Sorry for the 4th email, I don't mean to be a bother, but I am a wreck. Please, need your help.
I live in the US, had unprotected vaginal encounter with what most would call a low risk female (married mother of two - but I do not know how many partners she may have had, previous to me...she had sex with me, so now in my mind, I am thinking, what would have stopped her from having sex with others...)
About 5 weeks after exposure, I ended up in the ER, had a severe nerve twitch side of head, causing the left side of my body to go numb...CAT scan was fine, no sign of stroke...doc said probably a neuoralgia (spelling? sorry)So I looked up neuoralgia and saw many causes, the only one that I fixed on was HIV. Since then I have had body aches and pains, nerve twitches, peripheral neuropathy, burn ears, face, neck, neck feeling swollen, tongue with teeth indentations, armpit and groin pain...No fever that I can remember, no cough. MRI of head showed no issues...(ordered due to the nerve issues)
Tested negative at 7 & 10 weeks via blood draws by primary care doc
Tested negative at 12 weeks via FDA approved homeaccess test
Question is: would my crohn's disease extend my window. It is controled, not currently on any meds for it. Most recent drug was Mercaptopurine (6MP) but have not taken that since the first of the year....so it is well out of my system. I did take one dose (50mg) tablet during the window period for a flare, but was only one tablet.
Please I need a WOOOOO HOOOOOO
Response from Dr. Frascino
Your controlled Crohn's disease (no current meds) would not affect the accuracy of your HIV-antibody test or alter the window period duration. In other words: WOO-de-frickin'-HOO!
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